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Chattanooga vs. Butler: 3-Point-Preview

Robert O'Neill gives us three things to watch for in the Bulldogs' second contest of the year.

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Can Butler maintain their hot shooting?

Their opening tilt against Maine saw the Bulldogs hit an impressive 71.9 percent of their shots from the field, setting a new school record in interim coach Chris Holtmann's debut. Will that keep up? Obviously not at that clip, but the Bulldogs will continue to try and get good looks and take high percentage shots. The starting five alone for Butler was 25-34 from the field, and that's the same lineup they will roll with all season, presumably.

Who will be the backup point guard?

Backup point guard Jackson Aldridge left Saturday's game near the end of the first half with an ankle injury and did not return. It was later revealed Aldridge sprained his ankle and will miss "some time" according to Chris Holtmann. Normally, Aldridge would not be playing in the first half, but starting point guard Alex Barlow picked up two early fouls. It might not be a huge problem against a team like Chattanooga, because you could be fine with upping Barlow's minutes and having Steven Bennett be his backup, but Aldridge's health is certainly something to monitor heading into the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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What can Butler expect from Chattanooga?

Chattanooga is 1-1 this season. In their win, against Tennessee's Hiwassee College, they scored 110 points. In their loss, against the Wisconsin Badgers, they scored 48 points. It's safe to say Butler falls somewhere between Hiwassee and Wisconsin on the spectrum. The Bulldogs should win, but Chattanooga's backcourt of Casey Jones and Ronrico White can drop a lot of points on you if you are not careful.