For the Butler Bulldogs, it’s out with the old, and in with the new in 2016-17. They say goodbye to two star players, but welcome in two key additions via the transfer market that will still keep them near the top of the Big East Conference.
While Roosevelt Jones and Kellen Dunham have played their last game in a Bulldogs’ uniform, to guards are ready to take charge and lead the team towards a Big East crown and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Memphis transfer Avery Woodson and George Washington transfer Kethan Savage are eligible in 2016-17, and both bring a ton to the team on both ends of the floor.
The back court is now full of experience and talent, and with forward Kelan Martin up front, the time appears to be now for the Bulldogs. They have the talent to compete with the top teams in the conference, and have the potential to make a serious run at the title.
With Woodson and Savage only having one year of eligibility with the team, you can bet that Butler is looking to make the most of the 2016-17 year.
2015-16 Record: 22-11 (10-8 in Big East; Tied-4th)
Key Returnees: Kelan Martin, Andrew Chrabascz, Tyler Wideman
Key Departures: Roosevelt Jones, Kellen Dunham, Jordan Gathers
(** Denotes Conference Play)
10/29/2016: v. Wabash College (Exhibition)
11/5/2016: v. Saginaw Valley State (Exhibition)
11/12/2016: v. Northern Colorado Bears
11/16/2016: v. Northwestern Wildcats (Gavitt Tip-Off Games)
11/19/2016: v. Bucknell Bison
11/21/2016: v. Norfolk State Spartans
11/24/2016: v. Vanderbilt Commodores (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
*Las Vegas, NV
11/25/2016: TBD (Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
*Las Vegas, NV
11/28/2016: @ Utah Utes
*Salt Lake City, UT
12/3/2016: v. Central Arkansas Bears
12/7/2016: @ Indiana State Sycamores
*Terre Haute, IN
12/10/2016: v. Cincinnati Bearcats
12/17/2016: v. Indiana Hoosiers (Croosroads Classic)
12/21/2016: v. Vermont Catamounts
Conference Schedule: TBD