BULL­DOGS ON THE RISE

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

But­ler has bounced back from a dis­ap­point­ing 201819 sea­son by grind­ing op­po­nents down de­fen­sively.

The Bull­dogs (14-1) are fourth in Ken Pomeroy’s ad­justed de­fen­sive ef­fi­ciency and are fourth in Divi­sion I scor­ing de­fense, al­low­ing 54.1 points per game.

But­ler moved up five spots in this week’s poll to No. 11, the pro­gram’s high­est rank­ing ever, af­ter shut­ting down high-scor­ing Creighton.

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