After losing two close games last week to Tennessee and Indiana, the Butler Bulldogs (8-3) will look to bounce back at home against the UT Martin Skyhawks. The Bulldogs have struggled offensively as of late, but have been given a boost all season long by junior guard Kellen Dunham, who is averaging 16.9 points per game and an astounding 45 percent from three-point range. Look for a big game from sophomore forward Andrew Chrabascz, fresh off of a 14 point and five rebound performance against the Hoosiers, who will look to feast on UT Martin's small starting lineup.
If the Bulldogs are looking to get back some confidence after last week, the Skyhawks (7-3) might just be the team to help them do it. Members of the Ohio Valley Conference, UT Martin has enjoyed a strong start to the year when facing lower-tier talent. However, the narrative changes a bit when the competition level has ramped up. Their three losses have come against Marquette, Nebraska and Illinois State by a combined 35 points, so while UT Martin boasts the 17th best team field goal percentage in the nation (49.5 percent), they're a bit unproven against Butler-level teams. The Bulldogs should have a strong upper hand here in the first of their final two games before the start of Big East play.
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
TV Schedule: Fox Sports 1
Radio Schedule: 1070 The Fan
Line: Butler -16