CHICAGO — The Butler men took care of business early in Chicago Tuesday. The Bulldogs were up 35-17 to DePaul at halftime and coasted in the second half to a 67-53 win.
It's Butler's second straight victory and improves their record to 5-7, while DePaul, which has had seven games postponed or canceled this season, is 2-5 and winless in the Big East.
The win was also the Dog's first of the season away from Hinkle Fieldhouse. "We’ve had a good run of practices and I think that play continues to carry over into games,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “Winning isn’t easy. We got sloppy late after coming out of the gates with really good competitiveness. But, I’m proud of our toughness to close it out.”
Jair Bolder provided the offensive punch for the Dogs with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Butler held the Blue Demons to 33% shooting while hitting 50% of their own shots.