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Saint Louis beats Butler for third time, looks like Final Four contender in the process

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NEW YORK — After their 72-55 win over Charlotte on Friday, I explained why the Saint Louis Billikens have the look and feel of a team that can make the Final Four. The Billikens’ 67-56 win over the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday in the Atlantic 10 semifinals only reinforced my beliefs. Butler has wins this [more]

Late Rotnei Clarke push comes up short, No. 11 Butler upset by Charlotte

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Butler superhero transfer Rotnei Clarke showed up a little too late to save the Bulldogs Wednesday night. Despite scoring 15 points in the final 3:24 of regulation, the Bulldogs couldn’t stop a physical interior-minded Charlotte team and fell, 71-67, at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. This isn’t a Butler team we’re used to seeing, though. [more]

Pregame Shootaround 1.26.13: Rotnei Clarke returns for Butler to highlight Saturday’s action

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Game of the Day: No. 9 Butler vs. Temple (6:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2) Rotnei Clarke has been cleared to return to the Butler lineup after spraining his neck vs. Dayton on Jan. 12. With him back in the lineup, it sets the table for a high-level matchup between the Arkansas transfer and Temple guard Khalif [more]

Butler guard Rotnei Clarke reportedly aiming for return from injury Jan. 26 vs. Temple

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Butler guard Rotnei Clarke, who injured his neck when he crashed into the base support of the backboard Jan. 12 against Dayton, is looking to return to the Bulldog lineup Jan. 26 against Temple, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting. Clarke is Butler’s leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game. Without Clarke in the lineup, [more]

Rotnei Clarke taken off on stretcher during first half of Butler-Dayton after neck injury

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Star Butler guard Rotnei Clarke was taken off on a stretcher with 8:13 to play in the first half of the Bulldogs’ matchup with Dayton Saturday afternoon. Clarke was fouled hard by Dayton forward Matt Derenbecker on a drive to the basket, causing him to lose his balance in mid-air. He fell awkwardly and his head [more]

Freshman Chris Harrison-Docks leaving Butler program

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Chris, Butler hardly knew ‘ye. Freshman Chris Harrison-Docks is leaving the Butler program just one day before the Bulldogs open their season against Elon. “Chris notified us of his intention to transfer from Butler,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said in a release. “Certainly, I’m disappointed, but I want to thank him for his effort the [more]