Butler men finding Big East not to their liking this season

Bulldogs lose to St. John's 69-57
Posted at 9:19 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 22:04:18-05

QUEENS, NY — Butler lost for the fourth time in five games Tuesday, 69-57 against St. John's in Queens, New York.

The Bulldog's Big East Conference record fell to 2-5 in a game they never led.

St. John's was up by 10 at the half. Butler pulled to within four points midway into the second half, only to see the Red Storm go on a 10-1 run.

Turnovers were a major problem for the Bulldogs. They lost the ball 16 times. “We made some poor decisions with the ball tonight,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “Not all of the turnovers were due to their pressure. I thought we allowed them to dictate and speed us up. We will grow our toughness and stay the course.”

Jair Bolden was the leading Butler scorer with 17 points.

Overall, BU is 3-7 and faces a tough test at home Saturday when 8th-ranked Creighton comes to Hinkle Fieldhouse.