Season Highlights

  1. Butler recorded its eighth consecutive 20-win season. The Bulldogs have now won 20 or more games in 15 of the past 17 seasons.
  2. Butler has 22 wins for the 16th time in school history.
  3. Senior Andrew Smith was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Team, making him the sixth Butler player since 2007 to earn Academic All-America recognition. Butler has had one or more players named to the Academic All-America Team in each of the past seven seasons, including three-time Academic All-American and 2011 Academic All-American of the Year Matt Howard ’11.
  4. Butler head coach Brad Stevens now holds the NCAA Division I record for Best Career Coaching Starts By Wins, 6 Seasons. The Bulldogs’ coach boasts a 165-48 record. Stevens also holds the NCAA three-year (89), four-year (117), and five-year (139) records, and he’s second on the two-year (56) list.
  5. The Bulldogs set a Hinkle Fieldhouse record with five sold-out games this season.
  6. Andrew Smith became the 34th Butler player to score 1,000 career points in the Bulldogs’ victory over Rhode Island.
  7. The Bulldogs had their shares of thrilling last-minute victories this season, including Rotnei Clarke’s buzz-beating three-pointer against Marquette, Alex Barlow’s floater with 2.6 seconds left to beat Indiana, and Roosevelt Jones’ 10-foot shot at the buzzer (after coming up with a steal with four seconds remaining) that lifted Butler past Gonzaga.
  8. Freshman Kellen Dunham was named Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Week four times this season, following his performances against Elon (Nov. 12), IUPUI and Northwestern (Dec. 10), Vanderbilt (Dec. 31), and La Salle and Temple (Jan. 28).
  9. Dunham set a Butler mark for most points by a freshman in his first game with 18 points in his debut against Elon.
  10. The Bulldogs beat three ranked opponents this season: No. 1 Indiana, No. 8 Gonzaga, and No. 9 North Carolina.
  11. Clarke was named to the all-Atlantic 10 conference first team. Jones made the all-defensive team, Dunham the all-rookie team and Smith the all-academic team.
  12. Butler will be making its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997, and 12th overall. BU advanced to the national championship game in 2010 and 2011 and to the Sweet 16 in 2003 and 2007.

  1. The Bulldogs swept their Indiana competition, beating Ball State, Valparaiso, Indiana, IUPUI, and Indiana State.
  2. The win over Indiana—a week before the men’s team beat IU—was Butler’s first victory over a Big Ten team since 1998.
  3. Seven BU players earned a 3.30 GPA or better during the fall semester. As a team, the Bulldogs boast a 3.14 cumulative GPA.
  4. In its first season outside the Horizon League, the Bulldogs went 3-0 against Horizon League schools. They beat Valpo, Cleveland State, and Illinois-Chicago.
  5. Butler is among the Top 5 schools in the nation in blocked shots. Nine times this season the Bulldogs have rejected at least eight shots in a game.
  6. Junior Daress McClung ranks third in the A-10 in points (16.6) and blocks (2.5), and fourth in rebounds (9.4) and steals (2.5). She also appears among the league’s top 10 in field goal and free throw percentage.
  7. McClung and Hannah Douglas combined for 42 points in the Bulldogs’ win at Saint Louis.
  8. In that Saint Louis game, Taylor Schippers had 10 assists, her second game with 10 assists this season. She is seventh in the A-10 with 4.2 assists per game.
  9. The Bulldogs are second in the A-10 in field goal percentage defense in league play, holding teams to .355 shooting.
  10. As a result of the move to the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Bulldogs faced nine first-time opponents: Fairfield, Portland State, Charlotte, St. Joseph’s, UMass, VCU, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, and Richmond.