Butler Bulldogs demolish Western Illinois

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 01: Butler Bulldogs mascot Blue II on the court as Butler practices prior to the 2011 Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 1, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Butler showed up in a big way against the Leathernecks, shooting lights out from three in a 107-46 victory. The Dawgs made 18 threes, as everyone was making threes. Kelan Martin went for 20 points and seven assists, and Henry Baddley scored 20 points with 4-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Paul Jorgenson added 18 points, and Nate Fowler also added 11 points and 12 rebounds. This all happened without senior Tyler Wideman who had his wisdom teeth surgery and is expected to be back by Wednesday.

Butler’s offense was a big reason for the win today, especially shooting 18-31 from the three-point line. This was an unusual outburst for Butler, who is shooting just over 31% from behind the arc this season. For the first time this season, the Bulldogs played almost a complete game on both ends of the floor and is the best that they have looked on offense all season. They also didn’t let up throughout the game, scoring 49 and 58 points in the first and second half, and holding the Leathernecks to 33% shooting, and 7% shooting from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs also had 12 steals and nine blocks on the night.

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Hello my name is Will Sifferlen and I’m a Butler basketball journalist. I have also contributed to other websites, and have been following Butler basketball for almost my whole life. I’m also a huge college basketball fan, and watch as many games as I can.

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