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Xavier (16-7) at Butler (12-11)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 11, 9 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Hinkle Fieldhouse (10,000) -- Indianapolis, Indiana. Television: FOX Sports 1. Home Record: Xavier 13-1, Butler 7-4. Away Record: Xavier 2-3, Butler 3-5. Neutral Record: Xavier 1-3, Butler 2-2. Conference Record: Xavier 6-4, Butler 2-9. Series Record: Xavier leads, 32-17.

GAME NOTES: The Butler Bulldogs return home from a three-game road trip in which they lost two of three games, and they'll try to pick things up as they host the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East Conference showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Xavier had lost three consecutive games before a win over Providence, 59-53, snapped the losing streak. Those three losses set the Musketeers back to 6-4 in the Big East standings - three games back of Villanova for the conference lead.

Butler has severely struggled since entering conference play this season. The Bulldogs have dropped two in a row and nine of 11 in the Big East. Butler is coming off a 71-63 defeat at the hands of Georgetown.

Xavier has a solid lead on the all-time series with Butler, 32-17, which includes a 79-68 win over the Bulldogs this season back on Jan. 4. The Musketeers have won 11 of the last 14 meetings.

Xavier was able to hold one of the more well-rounded offenses in the league and one of the top players in the country, Bryce Cotton, to minimal scoring in the Musketeers' victory Saturday. Cotton netted just nine points, and Providence was only able to score 53 in the contest. Justin Martin and Matt Stainbrook each scored 13 points to pace Xavier, while Semaj Christon chipped in 12. The Musketeers shot 43.4 percent from the floor in the contest.

Christon leads the team this season in scoring, netting 16.9 ppg on 49.3 percent shooting from the field. His 91 assists on the year is second only to Dee Davis's 97 total helpers. Stainbrook (11.3 ppg) and Martin (10.6 ppg) are second and third in scoring for the Musketeers, while Stainbrook in rebounding (8.9 rpg) and blocked shots (29).

Georgetown edged out Butler in the Bulldogs' last outing by ever so slightly building on its lead throughout the contest. The Hoyas led by four points at the end of the first half, and added another four to their lead in the second frame. Andrew Chrabascz scored 24 points to lead Butler, while Kellen Dunham added 15 and Khyle Marshall chipped in 10. The Bulldogs shot 42 percent from the floor in the game.

Dunham leads the team in scoring this season with 17.4 ppg on 39.1 percent shooting. His 401 points scored this season are 50 more than Marshall's 351, who checks in at second on the team with 15.3 ppg. Kameron Woods leads the team in rebounding with a 9.1 rpg average, and is tops in blocked shots with 23. Alex Barlow leads the Bulldogs with 78 assists on the year.

Although this reunion between two Big East foes will be played on Butler's home court, the Musketeers are just too strong on both ends of the floor. Led by Christon and Stainbrook, Xavier is a well-rounded squad looking to legitimately make a run at the top conference spot.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Xavier 76, Butler 67

02/11 10:32:44 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR