NCAAB Game Recap - Minnesota at Butler
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBU
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Butler 64, Minnesota 56

Nov 12, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Minnesota (1-2)

26

30

56

Butler (3-0)

29

35

64

Baldwin scores 27, leads Butler past Minnesota 64-56
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:07 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Butler senior guard Kamar Baldwin had been limited to 19 minutes in the first two games with a rib cartilage injury.

Tuesday night, Baldwin was finally able to cut loose, scoring 27 points in 35 minutes to lead the Bulldogs to a 64-56 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night in the Gavitt Tipoff Games between Big East and Big Ten teams.

Baldwin made 10 of 24 shots and 5 of 6 free throws.

"I felt better in the second half," Baldwin said of his comfort level. "In the first half, I was really nervous, honestly. As far as the injury, I was fine. I was taking what the defense allowed. I think I forced it a little bit too much at times. I just got to grow from that."

Bryce Nze contributed 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds and Jordan Tucker scored 10 for the Bulldogs (3-0).

"Bryce did a good job early, getting rebounds," Butler coach LaVall Jordan said. "Jordan did a good job late making free throws. Jordan was a little anxious in the first half. We moved him around to guard some bigger guys. I was proud of him."

Daniel Oturu paced the Golden Gophers (1-2) with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

"Daniel was really good and he was sick, too," Gophers coach Richard Pitino said. "He was throwing up at halftime. He was very effective and our guys figured out to get him the ball. He was demanding it."

Payton Willis added 13 points for Minnesota.

"Our guys fought but we turned the ball over at an alarming rate," Pitino said. "Butler is aggressive defensively. On the road, you have zero chance of winning if you turn the ball over 18 times. We played hard, we just got to play smarter."

Butler shot 38% from the floor, while the Gophers made 33%.

"I thought we did a good job getting to their shooters," Jordan said. "Their big guy (Oturu) is good. He's hard to handle."

Minnesota held a 35-33 rebounding edge.

The Bulldogs made just 3 of 14 3-pointers for 21%.

Butler used an 8-0 run to take a 46-39 lead with 7:40 to go. The Bulldogs pushed the lead 54-44 with 4:57 left, its largest lead of the game. The Gophers narrowed the deficit to 57-51 with 2:04 remaining but could not get any closer. Tucker was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit all three free throws with 59.7 seconds left to give Butler a 60-51 cushion.

"We talked in the pregame about just staying the course," Jordan said. "Our guys did a good job helping each other. We made some loud mistakes when we did make them."

Sean McDermott's layup with 2 seconds left in the first half gave the Bulldogs a 29-26 lead.

Butler led by as many as eight points in the opening half at 19-11 with 6:30 left.

The Bulldogs shot 41% percent in the first half while the Gophers shot 36%.

KEY STAT

The Gophers committed twice as many turnovers (18-9) as the Bulldogs. Even bigger, Butler got 25 points off those turnovers compared to two for Minnesota.

BIG PICTURE

Minnesota: The Gophers again struggled from the 3-point line, shooting just 26 percent. Minnesota shot 25 percent in its 71-62 loss to Oklahoma at Sioux Falls, S.D. on Saturday.

Butler: The Bulldogs continue their home dominance in nonconference games, winning their 53rd consecutive game. Only Duke has a longer active streak.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: The Golden Gophers will play their third consecutive game away from home at Utah on Friday night.

Butler: The Bulldogs will play host to Wofford on Saturday in the first of two home games in the Hall of Fame Classic. The final two games will be played in Kansas City.

Leaders

Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Omersa 0 0 2 4 0 1
T. Williams 0 0 0 5 2 0
Butler PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Baddley 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Baldwin 27 0 0 5 2 0

Team Comparison

Minn Butl
Points For 56 64
Field Goals 17/51-33% 21/55-38%
Three Pointers 6/23-26% 3/14-21%
Free Throws 16/21-76% 19/26-73%
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Defensive Rebounds 25 23
Rebounds 40 35
Blocks 5 3
Steals 5 7
Turnovers 18 9
Personal Fouls 25 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Butl Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 Minn 56 @ Butl 64 A. Demir 2 A. Thompson 1

Game Information

Stadium: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 7,879
Game Time: