Butler extends winning streak to eigh...

Butler extends winning streak to eight games

There are 91 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Butler extends winning streak to eight games. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Matt Howard all but laid claim to recognition as Horizon League Player of the week.

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#1 Jan 13, 2008
another great win!

I was actually surprised by this win. this was the most dominating win in this long span of 4 games in 8 days. i figured this would be a much closer game. wow they look good. we all got a look of next years team in the second half...howard and jukes, o buddy, that is going to be fun to watch the second half of the season and next year.
hooosier basketball

United States

#2 Jan 13, 2008
Go to Hinkle and watch the best basketball in the state. If you have not been lately you need to go. Went to this game and there were plenty of seats.
jjj

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 13, 2008
this team is worth every penny... go bulldogs woof woof

“Loving this Colts' era!”

Since: Jan 08

Waynetown, IN

#4 Jan 13, 2008
hooosier basketball wrote:
Go to Hinkle and watch the best basketball in the state. If you have not been lately you need to go. Went to this game and there were plenty of seats.
Of course there were plenty of seats. The 14th ranked team in the country cannot fill their antique arena because they have outpriced themselves. Looks like the great decision to make Bulldog tickets so expensive is backfiring.
oskee

United States

#5 Jan 13, 2008
Go see these guys play TEAM basketball. It's so refreshing to watch unselfish play and outstanding help defense. And Hinkle is special too.

“I am smart and thoughtfull”

Since: Oct 07

Indy

#6 Jan 13, 2008
Of course there were plenty of seats. The 14th ranked team in the country cannot fill their antique arena because they have outpriced themselves. Looks like the great decision to make Bulldog tickets so expensive is backfiring.

i live 2 blocks from hinkle and go less frequently since the prices went up. i have two young sons. barry has forgotten the neighborhood.
Marvin

Carmel, IN

#7 Jan 13, 2008
(Bulter) defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee 72-56 before a crowd of 4,698 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Great dominating win.

Nice going Barry. Only 4,698 at the game. Unbelievable. I never see some of the oldtimers at the games anymore that came for years and years. On your interview on ESPNU the other night you said everything was hunky-dory attendance wise. You must be taking in more money with less attendance so you're fine with the way things are going. After all Butler has always been about the money right? Or is this approach the new "Butler Way?"
HoosierHusker

Dayton, OH

#8 Jan 13, 2008
Are you kidding ,less than 5000 at the game. What a joke> U od Indy greyhounds almost have that many. Butler is definity mid range school. They should NEVER be rated more than a 10th seed in any regional come tourney time.

“Butler Wins, Butler Wins!!!!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Plainfield

#9 Jan 13, 2008
What I've been waiting to see. The Dawgs played very fluid as a team. I don't care about blow outs or anything like that. All I care about is how this group plays as a team. Maybe all the substitution Stevens has been doing is playing off.
The Dawgs had been playing solid defense all along, but offensively they had been struggling. Yesterday they fixed that with great and I do mean great passing. For me watching great ball movement is better than seeing any shot made. It is what makes everything else possible on offense and at times watching Butler move the ball in this game was like listening to beautiful music.
I found myself pumping my fist in the air often during this one.
Fantastic game to watch. Keep it rolling dawgs!!!!
Tim

Richmond, VA

#10 Jan 13, 2008
HoosierHusker wrote:
Are you kidding ,less than 5000 at the game. What a joke> U od Indy greyhounds almost have that many. Butler is definity mid range school. They should NEVER be rated more than a 10th seed in any regional come tourney time.
I didn't know they based your seeding on attendence. That is one of the dumbest comments I have read in a long time.
Marvin

Carmel, IN

#11 Jan 13, 2008
Heck, the Cleveland State vs. Wright State game on Saturday had 6,477.

Maybe Dr. Fong needs to have a talk with Barry. Obviously this ticket pricing situation has given Butler a black eye in Indianapolis or else there would have been 10,000 at the game yesterday. Butler is highly ranking in the nation in case anybody missed that fact.

Wait a minute; what am I complaining about? Parking hasn't been this easy for years and years. Maybe I should be still and enjoy the short walks to the Fieldhouse.

What's the attendance going to be in an off or rebuilding year? 1,200? 996?
Carl D

Florence, KY

#12 Jan 13, 2008
still the best basketball show in town (even over the pacers). worth the price to see a golden gem.
truc

United States

#13 Jan 13, 2008
B10 needs another team maybe Butler will join the big boys.
Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Jan 13, 2008
Now let me see. My wife and I bought seats for 10.00 each, had a great view of the game, able to park for free, Pepsi and popcorn for 5.00, had the opportunity to have the players sign autographs (did not because the line wrapped around the floor), watched a fantastic #14 team play well as a team. I thought there were quite a few old-timers at the game (slow going when leaving with the walkers and canes) Those in wheel chairs have front row seats
Last time I went to a Colts or Pacers game I paid as much to park as the entire day at Hinkle and honestly the entertainment was far superior to me.
We will go again and may even pop for the more outrageous cost of 15.00! I truly enjoyed the entire experience and found the day to be a bargain
I hope they continue to win and play as they did yesterday.
Bowinkle

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 13, 2008
HoosierHusker wrote:
Are you kidding ,less than 5000 at the game. What a joke> U od Indy greyhounds almost have that many. Butler is definity mid range school. They should NEVER be rated more than a 10th seed in any regional come tourney time.
Here we go again, another ignorant basketball illiterate. Attendance issue aside, I have now watched over 1/2 a season of college basketball. Some of Yesterday's results confirmed my opinion regarding this Butler basketball team. If Washington St. was the 4th rated team in the nation and Michigan St. the 6th (lost to Lick @Iowa)-then there is now not a doubt in my mind that Butler has enough talent to go to the Elite 8.
Sam

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jan 13, 2008
Indy wrote:
Now let me see. My wife and I bought seats for 10.00 each, had a great view of the game, able to park for free, Pepsi and popcorn for 5.00, had the opportunity to have the players sign autographs (did not because the line wrapped around the floor), watched a fantastic #14 team play well as a team. I thought there were quite a few old-timers at the game (slow going when leaving with the walkers and canes) Those in wheel chairs have front row seats
Last time I went to a Colts or Pacers game I paid as much to park as the entire day at Hinkle and honestly the entertainment was far superior to me.
We will go again and may even pop for the more outrageous cost of 15.00! I truly enjoyed the entire experience and found the day to be a bargain
I hope they continue to win and play as they did yesterday.
I know. These ticket prices have really done a number on my wallet. Now I may have to get a grande instead of a vente for a few days at Starbucks. Butler games are the best. I've been really sick this year, but I'm going to go later in the year. Hinkle is great. I couldn't care less how many people are in the crowd. I love to see Butler play.
Cru Jones

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jan 13, 2008
A real 14th ranked team would do this every night against the no-name teams in their conference.

You butler fans are in for a real awakening in the toournament.

Don't get me wrong - I like seeing a group of white guys playing well and I support them, but they are not the #14 ranked team in the entire USA. Not even close.
Lets Go Hoosiers

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jan 13, 2008
Bowinkle wrote:
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Here we go again, another ignorant basketball illiterate. Attendance issue aside, I have now watched over 1/2 a season of college basketball. Some of Yesterday's results confirmed my opinion regarding this Butler basketball team. If Washington St. was the 4th rated team in the nation and Michigan St. the 6th (lost to Lick @Iowa)-then there is now not a doubt in my mind that Butler has enough talent to go to the Elite 8.
They do definitely have the talent to go to the Elite 8. No doubt. I think the point the previous person was making was that apparently no one cares enough to actually go watch a game. What is that about 8K total over the past two games? I know class isnt still out there because I have relatives who go there, so thats not an excuse anymore. Good God, IU puts twice the attendance you have for the past two games in one game over the Holidays.

Where are all you so called Butler fans anyway? Its too bad you couldnt get behind your team this year. Its going to be the last year of this kind of success for the forseeable future. Next year you are going to see what a team looks like that is centered around 3pt shooting, but doesnt have any 3pt shooters. I have seen it at IU. Very painful to watch. That being said, though, you could still probably win the Horizon. Any conference being led by CLEVELAND STATE can be won by anyone obviously.
Bowinkle

Chicago, IL

#19 Jan 13, 2008
Cru Jones wrote:
A real 14th ranked team would do this every night against the no-name teams in their conference.
You butler fans are in for a real awakening in the toournament.
Don't get me wrong - I like seeing a group of white guys playing well and I support them, but they are not the #14 ranked team in the entire USA. Not even close.
Another ignorant basketball illiterate.
1) Your comment about "white" guys is ignorant. It has no merit, and couldn't be more ridiculous- have you checked the roster?
2) Other than Kansas, UNC, Memphis, and UCLA, this Butler team has the talent to beat any other team in the Nation and certainly deserves its ranking.
To say otherwise is just plain ignorance and basketball illiteracy.
Peter

Marysville, OH

#20 Jan 13, 2008
I don't understand the racial aspect to "white guys". From Tony Hinkle on, Butler has never had any racial disharmony. We're talking equality, both Lady Bulldogs and BU Men's teams going back to Gerry Williams. Give me a break about such ignorance! I guess this guy must have liked the racist component to the U of K teams of Adolph Rupp back-in-the-day.

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