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Game Recap: Butler 100, Manchester 41

Butler crushes DIII Manchester University in biggest win since 1921.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Four factors

64 possessions Butler Manchester
Effective FG% 83.3% 38.4%
Turnover % 12.7% 23.8%
Offensive Rebound % 41.7% 24.3%
FTA/FGA 23.3 17.0

This game should never have been scheduled.

In what turned out to be a nationally-televised two hour recruiting video for the Butler Bulldogs, visiting Manchester University showed a lot of heart but not much game. The Bulldogs dominated in every statistic that matters, especially the one on the scoreboard. The final margin of 59 points is the greatest in the modern era for Butler. 100 points scored marked the first triple-digit game since 2001.

Butler out-rebounded Manchester 38-23, turned the ball over seven fewer times, and made 63% of its shots from the floor. 14 players saw at least five minutes of playing time and all but one got into the scorebook. Kellen Dunham got some much-needed rest with a season-low 19 minutes but still lead all scorers with 15 points.

The Bulldogs don't play again until Saturday's contest against Purdue at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.

Player Grades

Player Grade Comments
Alex Barlow B Normal quiet game for the point guard in the box score, but minutes limited him more than a lack of effectiveness. 5 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, and no turnovers in just 14 minutes on the floor.
Kellen Dunham B+ Hard to get more efficient. 15 points on 4-5 shooting, added 4 rebounds and nearly perfect from the foul line. Will need to rest those shooting legs before seeing extended action the rest of the year.
Khyle Marshall B+ Contributed a little bit of everything. 14 points, 2 offensive rebounds, an assist, and a pair of blocks. Played just 16 minutes.
Kameron Woods A- Perfect from the field. 11 points and 5 boards. Played good defense with 2 blocks and steals each.
Erik Fromm B 7 points and rebounds. Was the rare Bulldog under 50% shooting, with a 3-7 line on the night. Made a three pointer on two attempts. He's tried to develop into a stretch four this season with the three-point attempts, but this was his first game shooting over 29% from long range.
Andrew Chrabascz B+ Strong 15 minutes on the glass. 2 points and 6 rebounds. Made his only shot attempt.
Nolan Berry B+ More active offensively than his classmate with 8 points and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Added a block and an assist, but no turnovers. His passing is one of his best qualities and will serve well when opponents have to respect his inside game.
Devontae Morgan B 4 points and a pair of assists. Fewest minutes of any of the rotation guys off the bench. Doesn't seem to be getting into Brandon Miller's good graces any time soon.
Elijah Brown A- More composed on both ends of the floor, hit shots when he wasn't even trying. 3-5 shooting in all, with 9 points. 4 points and 4 assists with no turnovers.
Rene Castro A- Took advantage of an opportunity to audition for backup point guard. 12 points and 2 assists. Looks like a potential playmaker once he can show this confidence against better opponents.
Jackson Aldridge B Nothing wrong with Aldridge tonight (2-5 from downtown), but was outshone by Castro. Two point guards battling for playing time off the bench will only help Butler.