- Pretty much everything went right for the Bulldogs in the first ten minutes of the game as they opened the contest on a 15-6 run.
- The Bulldogs are winning the rebounding battle (shocking, right?) by a margin of 20-18
- Roosevelt Jones has led the charge offensively for Butler with 10 points
- KAMERON WOODS DOUBLE-DOUBLE WATCH: Well, the rebounds are there, as usual. He has nine. It'll be the points that're hard to come by, also as usual. He only has four of those
- The Red Storm missed their first six shots of the game.
- Rysheed Jordan had a half to forget as he went 3-12 with seven points
- To make things worse for the Johnnies, Chris Obekpa was ejected with eight minutes left in the half for an elbow to the head of Tyler Wideman.
- St. John's is already a very thin team in terms of depth. Without Obekpa, they are fledging a bit.
- D'Angelo Harrison became the third member of St. John's 2000 Point Club late in the first half, joining Chris Mullin and Malik Sealy.