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Butler vs. St. John's halftime notes

At the end of the first half, Butler leads by a score of 48 to 26

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For what could be the final time this season, Butler and St. John's are squaring off.  This time on the floor of the Carnesececca Arena in Queens.  Here is what occurred in the first half.

Butler

  • Once again as has been the case for Butler recently, Kelan Martin has the hot hand for the Bulldogs.  So far on the game Martin has 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
  • Martin's efforts have been followed up with play by Tyler Wideman who has nine points on 4-of-7 shooting as well, and Kellen Dunham, Roosevelt Jones, and Jordan Gathers are all sitting on six points each.
  • Butler are moving the ball well, with 14 assists on the game compared to St. John's mere 4 assists.  Roosevelt Jones has been the main guy sharing the ball the today with 8 assists on the game.
  • As a team, the Bulldogs so far today have been shooting the ball 51.4% from the floor, 53.8% from 3-point range, and 83.3% from the foul line.

St. John's

  • Kassoum Yakwe so far today has been the leading scorer for the Red Storm.  Yakwe so far has seven points on the game on 1-of-2 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 shooting from the foul line.
  • Malik Ellison has been St. John's secondary option for the Johnnies with 5 points on 2-of-4 shooting.
  • As a team the Red Storm so far today have been shooting the ball 33.3% from the floor, 37.5% from three point range, and 64.3% from the foul line.
  • They are losing the battle on the boards with only 13 rebounds to Butler's 19 so far today.