The Butler University Bulldogs have likely done enough to secure their spot in the March Madness tournament, but they still want to finish the regular season strong to improve their overall seed. Butler had a chance to add another big win to their resume when the Georgetown Hoyas traveled to Indianapolis yesterday, but the game did not go as planned.
The Bulldogs were down by as much as 11 points early in the first half, but they used tough defense to battle their way back into the game. Butler was only down by five points at halftime after finishing the first half strong. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep the momentum going in the second half. The Bulldogs completely lost their shooting touch during the long halftime break, so they found themselves down by double digits after only a few minutes.
Butler showed why they are one of the toughest teams in the country during the final minutes of yesterday’s game. A big scoring run shrank the deficit to only three points with one minute tfel to play. Kamar Baldwin had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but his shot came up just short. The Butler Bulldogs ultimately lost 87-83 to the Georgetown Hoyas.
Butler is now on a disappointing three-game losing streak. They have four games left in the regular season to change their momentum before the big postseason tournament. Butler will host the Providence Friars in Indianapolis in their next game on Saturday, February 17.