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2013-2014 Season In Review: Butler Bulldogs

Bulldogs struggled on and off the court, as their first Big East season fell apart in a hurry.

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Record: (14-17, 4-14)

Finish: Butler barely lost in their first game of the Big East Tournament to Seton Hall, 51-50. Seton Hall outscored Butler in the first half and in the second the Bulldogs slowly came back, and almost won the game in the last seconds.

Season Review: The transition from the Atlantic 10 to the Big East has been a dramatic transition for Butler and the results have been the inverse of Creighton University. This year their defense has been one of the worst in recent years, allowing teams to score 66.6 points per game. In addition, their offense has not been very good this year, averaging the least amount of points in the Big East with 68.5. Butler has also faced problems off the court with suspensions and transfers of players on their team.

MVP: The MVP on Butler’s team is Kellen Dunham. The sophomore guard is playing better in a stronger conference than he was in the year before. He is averaging 16.4 PPG on 39% shooting from the field and 35% from the three. He is also averaging more rebounds and assists per game with 4.0 (RPG) and 1.7 (APG).

Surprise: Andrew Chrabascz is a surprise on this years Butler squad. Chrabascz is a freshman forward from Rhode Island and was only recruited by mid-major teams (Butler is not a mid-major anymore). He is a player that many believe have a lot of potential after scoring 6.3 PPG and notching 3.0 RPG in only 19 minutes of play. Chrabascz was even named to the All-Big East Freshman Team, an exclusive group that featured some of the top players in the nation like Billy Garrett, Jr.