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Butler vs. Temple: Halftime Notes

A fun first half in Puerto Rico leaves the Bulldogs with a 35-31 lead.

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

After 20 minutes at el Coliseo Roberto Clemente, Butler leads Temple 35-31. It was a tale of two halves for Butler. Here are the things you need to know.


  • The Bulldogs got off to a sluggish start, as Temple got out to an early lead. Butler was able to right the ship near the 10 minute mark, going on a 20-5 run over seven minutes, and eventually grabbing the lead.
  • Roosevelt Jones has been great: nine points and seven rebounds already
  • Kellen Dunham missed his first seven shots before getting on the board with a lay-up. He also hit a three and a fadeaway at the buzzer to give him seven points at the half.
  • The Bulldogs hold a 26-19 rebounding edge


  • Jaylen Bond was a key to the Owls' hot start. He has nine points and seven rebounds, both team highs for Temple.
  • The Owls hold a slight edge in points in the paint: 16-14.
  • The pace has been very methodical so far. Temple has zero fast break points, Butler has two.