How to Watch
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: 1070 AM/93.5 FM (Butler) / 1620 AM (Creighton)
Line: Butler -6.5
Butler: Can the Bulldogs add wins in the middle-tier of the conference?
It's no secret that the Bulldogs have had a bit of a rough go since the start of conference play, losing twice to both Providence and Xavier and once to Villanova, Creighton and Marquette. On a certain level, losing to teams like the Friars and Musketeers is a bit more forgivable since those are both supremely talented Top 25-level opponents, but when it comes to padding your tournament resume, it's important to beat the opponents on the next tier down. That's where the losses to Creighton and Marquette hurt the Bulldogs. That's no dig at either of those schools, with both sitting right next to Butler on the fringe of the postseason, but these games are where you make your bread in a Big East conference with tons of parity. That's the biggest key for Butler tonight: can they avenge their first loss to the Jays with performances like they had against Seton Hall and Georgetown?
Creighton: It's time to start talking tournament
To be fair, it's been time to start talking tourney for a few weeks now for this Creighton team. However, they're still sitting just a tad outside of the projected bracket (despite notching a 14-point win against a Xavier team that handily shut down Butler over the weekend), so while Butler isn't regarded quite as highly right now as they were at the beginning of the season, they're still a big-name opponent for the resume. Considering Mo Watson was just named the National Player of the Week by multiple media outlets and he dropped 20 against the Bulldogs the first time around, the Jays are rolling into Indy on a dangerous hot streak.