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Butler vs. Xavier halftime notes

After 20 minutes at the Cintas Center, Xavier leads Butler 45-35.

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The Big East Tip-Off Marathon has insofar been as good as advertised.

After 20 minutes at the Cintas Center, sixth-ranked Xavier leads ninth-ranked Butler, 45-35.

Here's everything you need to know about the first half.


  • Kellen Dunham, who didn't start this game, appears to have broken his cold streak. He made two threes in the first half and has eight points.
  • Kelan Martin leads the Bulldogs with nine.
  • Jordan Gathers, who started in place of Tyler Lewis, has three fouls. Look to see Lewis more in the second half.
  • Roosevelt Jones has continued to do it all for Butler. He has seven points, five assists, and three rebounds.


  • Remy Abell has 14 points, one off his season-high of 15.
  • The Musketeers are shooting 53% from the field.
  • Trevon Bluiett has 11 points on 4-9 shooting.
  • James Farr leads Xavier with seven rebounds.