After six straight nail-biters, the Butler Bulldogs put a game away with a bit more of a cushion. 50 points between Khyle Marshalland Kellen Dunhamprovided more than enough offense for Brandon Miller's squad as North Dakota made less than 40 percent of their shots from the floor. Big Sky Player of the Year candidate Troy Huff scored 20 points and five rebounds for the no longer-Fighting Sioux.
Butler turned the ball over an uncharacteristically high 17 times. Other than that, it was smooth sailing for the Bulldogs who put it away by halftime. Butler outrebounded North Dakota 44-28 and shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc. Free throw shooting was questionable again, however, as the home team made just 64 percent of their foul shots.
Several reserves got on the court for extended playing time. Nolan Berry showed off his raw talent in the post. He has especially good court vision for a big man, but will need to add some pounds in the weight room in order to match up with bigger forwards. After averaging the second-most playing time off the bench in the first three games of the season, Devontae Morgan was held to just four minutes. He did a good job getting to the foul line but gave up his first three turnovers of the year.
Barlow had a quiet night on the stat sheet after a few good performances at the Old Spice Classic. No points with four points and four assists. Barlow had four fouls and no steals on defense, a below average game for the defensive specialist.
29 points on 5-8 shooting from 3-point range. Added four assists and five rebounds. Marks the fourth 20-point game of the sophomore's career.
Scored 21 on 9-16 shooting from the floor. Seven rebounds. Only bad mark was the 3-7 line from the charity stripe, a disappointing stat for even a notoriously bad free throw shooter.
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