Field Goal %
- IND 42.9
- 47.8 BUT
Three Point %
- IND 41.7
- 45.8 BUT
- IND 13
- 18 BUT
- IND 45
- 43 BUT
- Indianapolis, Indiana 46298
- Line: IND -10.5
- Over/Under: 143
- 0th Half
This is the first time that an AP No. 1 team has lost on December 15.
Butler's 42 points in the paint Saturday are the most paint points allowed by Indiana this season and third-most allowed by the Hoosiers in the last two seasons. Only Kentucky (twice last season) has scored more paint points against Indiana in a game since the start of the 2011-12 season.
After trailing by 7 with 2:24 remaining in the 2nd half, Indiana's offense was incredibly efficient to end the half. It scored at least a point on six of their final seven possessions, capping regulation with a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining. On the other hand, Butler only scored at least a point on three of its final seven possessions in regulation, turning it over twice.
Butler outscored Indiana 42-32 in the paint and 27-17 in second-chance points. Indiana entered the game ranked in the top 10 among Power 6 schools in Points in Paint PG margin and 2nd-chance Points PG margin.
Butler's Roosevelt Jones with a monster effort before fouling out today vs No. 1 Indiana: 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.The last player to hit those thresholds in a win over the AP No. 1 team was Utah's Andre Miller on March 28, 1998 (16 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists) in the Final Four against North Carolina.Like Saturday's game, that was also on a neutral floor (Alamodome).
Butler Blue III, the lovable bulldog mascot, has a torn knee ligament in his right hind leg, but dogs shrug this off much quicker than humans can.
Ohio State coach Thad Matta, usually seen in a suit on the sidelines, didn't wait around for his players to show off the Buckeyes' new uniforms.
Pitt, West Virginia announced that their regional rivalry, known as the "Backyard Brawl," will resume in 2017.