The Butler University Bulldogs must feel confident as they are coming off their most dominant win of the season in a 93-51 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls, Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Senior Roosevelt Jones who had 19 points in the victory leads the Bulldogs, as they will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee to take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday the 14.
Jones is averaging 11 points, five rebounds, and five assists per game on the season.
Butler’s leading scorer this season; Kellen Dunham (16) will be heavily relied on against the Volunteers this weekend in an attempt to stretch the Volunteers defense.
A sharpshooter, Dunham is shooting 48% from beyond the three-point line, and 86% from the free throw strike.
For the Owls, Kennesaw State stretch-forward Orlando Coleman will be counted on to provide both scoring and defense as they take on an undersized Youngstown State lineup.
The Owls take a sufficient break as they face the Youngstown State Penguins on Wednesday, December 17.
Coleman is averaging nine points, six rebounds, and two assists per game.
With minimal production coming from the inside, Kennesaw State guards Yonel Brown and Nigel Pruitt will continue to be relied on to provide a spark on the offensive end.
The Brown and Pruitt back court combo combines for 23 points per game thus far.