INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan challenged Aaron Thompson on Saturday. The senior guard responded just as Jordan envisioned.
Thompson scored 17 points, found Bryce Nze for the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime college basketball coach Jeff Meyer is retiring after 41 seasons on the sideline, most recently at Butler, citing family considerations and COVID-19...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Star guard Bo Hodges has decided to transfer from East Tennessee State to Butler next season.
Bulldogs coach LaVall Jordan made the announcement Wednesday though the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan was looking at how his team could improve.
“We had good team conversation after the Marquette loss (Sunday) about where we can get better and a...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — No. 19 Butler contained Markus Howard, the nation’s leading scorer, but Marquette’s supporting cast answered the challenge.
Howard, who entered averaging 27.9 points, scored...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan proudly wears an old-school message across his chest.
The words on his blue, long-sleeve shirt read simply, “Gritty not pretty."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler guard Kamar Baldwin ignored the anxious fans, the tie score and the running clock Wednesday night.
Instead, he just kept dribbling calmly, confident he would make...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — LaVall Jordan has Butler off to a 15-1 record and the No. 6 ranking in The Associated Press Top 25. Not even Brad Stevens' back-to-back NCAA tournament finalists did...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward Bryce Golden started throwing his weight around early Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Thompson believes unselfish play is a major part of Butler’s success.
Thompson and Sean McDermott each scored 16 points to lead No. 24 Butler to a 76-62 win over...
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Another big performance from Kamar Baldwin kept No. 24 Butler unbeaten after an early-season test in an SEC arena.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan wasn’t surprised that Kamar Baldwin took over in the final minutes including a game winning 18-foot jumper to seal the Bulldogs win over Stanford...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Butler had a perfect plan for a hostile crowd: a fast start.
The Bulldogs raced to a 15-3 lead in the first five minutes to deflate the crowd and defeated Missouri...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler senior guard Kamar Baldwin had been limited to 19 minutes in the first two games with a rib cartilage injury.
Tuesday night, Baldwin was finally able to cut loose,...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Valparaiso center Derrik Smits will play his final college basketball season at Butler.
The 7-foot-1 center will be eligible immediately. Smits averaged 12.2...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan enjoyed the view from the best seat in Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday.
He watched Paul Jorgensen deliver some early scoring punches at Mississippi then had a front row seat to watch Kamar Baldwin's closing flurry.
Jorgensen scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and Baldwin scored 12 of his 23 in the final six minutes to propel the Bulldogs past the pesky Rebels 83-76.
Last season: 21-14, lost in second round of NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years.
Coach: LaVall Jordan.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: Forward Kelan Martin, forward Tyler Wideman.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler guard Kamar Baldwin spent his first two seasons working in relative silence.
He was content scoring points, dishing out assists, defending hard and keeping quiet around more experienced players.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forward Bryce Golden, who averaged 15 points and eight rebounds during his senior season at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, will play college basketball at Butler.
The 6-foot-9 Golden joins 6-7 forward Markeese Hastings of Wyoming, Michigan, as the second recruit in the Bulldogs' fall recruiting class. Hastings signed his national letter-of-intent in November.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is losing its three top men's basketball players after coach Pat Baldwin's first year.
The leading scorers this season, junior guards Brock Stull and Jeremiah Bell and sophomore forward Bryce Nze, have received releases in order to transfer and play elsewhere.
Five scholarship players have left the team in less than a month. Sophomore guards August Haas and Jeremy Johnson left the program in March.
DETROIT (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan watched his team race out to a huge early lead, then give it all away before the first half was even over.
That could have been a huge emotional swing, but the Bulldogs kept their cool.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward Kelan Martin always has been a scorer.
This season, he learned to thrive in a new role — team leader.
It was an awkward position for the 6-foot-7 senior, who had never before been handed the reins to a team and wasn't always keen on speaking his mind. But with only two seniors on a young roster and a new coach in town, Martin stepped forward and made the transformation look smooth and natural.
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Booth insisted he was so focused on defense and finding open teammates that he never glanced at the scoreboard.
"I didn't even notice the score was 19-0," he said.
Villanova was rolling, and if a game can be over in the opening 5 minutes, this was the one.
The second-ranked Villanova scored the first 19 points and cruised toward its fourth straight trip in the Big East Tournament championship game in an 87-68 win over Butler on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Butler's first win in the Big East Conference Tournament is one it may never forget.
Forget the players running out on the court at Madison Square Garden to celebrate after the final horn.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler forward Kelan Martin found his shooting touch Tuesday night.
His teammates joined right in and showed they have a knockout punch, too.
Martin scored a season-high 29 points, Tyler Wideman had 18 points and Paul Jorgensen matched his career high with 16 to lead the Bulldogs past Utah 81-69 in their most impressive win of the season.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Anthony Cowan ran the Maryland offense, made several clutch shots, was a force on the boards and spent plenty of time at the foul line.
What more could a coach ask?
"Man, was he good," Mark Turgeon said after Cowan had 25 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, in a 79-65 victory over Butler on Wednesday night.
Cowan has assumed the role held over the past three years by Melo Trimble, who did it all for the Terrapins before leaving after his junior season.
Last season: 25-9; lost to North Carolina in NCAA Tournament regional semifinals
Coach: LaVall Jordan.
Conference: Big East.
Who's gone: F Andrew Chrabascz, G Avery Woodson, G Tyler Lewis.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaVall Jordan spent the last five months getting reacclimated to Butler basketball.
He proudly shouted the school's trademark cheer. He became the trendy choice for fundraisers and fan events. He went overseas to scout his own team, and now the 38-year-old basketball coach is ready to put his stamp on the Bulldogs.
After a decade away, it didn't take Jordan long to feel at home again inside Hinkle Fieldhouse.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Butler coach LaVall Jordan has hired Will Vergollo as the team's basketball analyst.
Vergollo was an assistant coach on Jordan's staff at Milwaukee last season. He spent the previous three seasons as the basketball analyst at Michigan, where Jordan was an assistant.
In his new role, Vergollo will oversee video operations and analytics. He also will help with scouting reports.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin has made another move to fill his coaching staff after adding Terrance McGee as an assistant.
McGee joins the Panthers after six seasons as a Southern Illinois assistant. McGee, who is from Milwaukee, was responsible for recruiting the St. Louis area while at Southern Illinois. He played college ball at Missouri State.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Wisconsin-Milwaukee coach Patrick Baldwin is thankful for his time as an assistant coach at Northwestern.
Baldwin was formally introduced on Thursday as Milwaukee's next head coach. Baldwin spent the last four seasons at his alma mater, Northwestern, where he assisted coach Chris Collins.
Baldwin teared up when talking about his time at Northwestern, and how Collins served as a mentor. Northwestern made its first NCAA tournament appearance this past season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaVall Jordan sees the evidence of Butler's success all around.
There are two Final Four banners hanging at one end of the renovated Hinkle Fieldhouse. There is a Big East banner on the opposite end, and he's certainly aware the Bulldogs are no longer America's favorite underdog. They are a regular NCAA Tournament team.
But Jordan and others have worked too long and too hard building this program to let it down now.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is in market for a new men's basketball coach — again.
LaVall Jordan has agreed to become the next head coach at Butler University. Jordan was hired by Milwaukee about 14 months ago to replace Rob Jeter, who was fired.
Jordan played for the Bulldogs from 1998-2001 and later spent four years on the coaching staff. So, when Chris Holtmann left for Ohio State last week, the 38-year-old Jordan was among top replacements.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaVall Jordan is getting another chance to make his imprint at Butler.
The Bulldogs' former star player, who started his coaching career at his alma mater, was hired Monday as Butler's new head coach. Athletic director Barry Collier made the announcement Monday night after word got out that Jordan had agreed to take the job.
The 38-year-old Jordan replaces Chris Holtmann, who left for Ohio State last week. He is scheduled to be introduced on Wednesday.