Butler comes back in thriller against Georgetown

Photo Credit: JImmy Lafakis

The Bulldogs got lucky, again, against Georgetown to get a 91-89 double overtime win in Washington D.C. earlier this week. The Bulldogs were down by 20 at halftime, but were able to come together and pull through like they did against Ohio State. The Bulldogs led for only 48 seconds Wednesday against the now 10-2 Hoyas. It was a competition between two first year head coaches– and Lavall Jordan outlasted Patrick Ewing.

Kamar Baldwin and Kelan Martin led the comeback dropping a combined 43 points in the second half, including a game winner from Martin. Baldwin ended with 31 points, and Martin scored 27 points. The Bulldogs were cold from behind the arc though, where they shot 14%.

Offensive struggles held the Bulldogs back in the first half when they trailed the Hoyas 42-24. Sean McDermott kept the Bulldogs alive by tying the game at the end of regulation and the end of the first overtime, and was a huge force on the boards.

Looking ahead

This marks the third straight overtime matchup at Georgetown, and the Bulldogs are now 3-0 in those games. Next up, Butler faces its biggest challenge yet– No.1 Villanova is coming to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.

About Will Sifferlen 48 Articles
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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