Everything you need to know about the Butler vs. Missouri State online live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.
The No. 22 Butler Bulldogs are waiting to be let off the leash once again after embarrassing Citadel, 144-71, in the their opening game of the season. Butler has made it to the NCAA tournament just twice in the last four years after back-to-back appearances in the championship game — losing to Duke and Connecticut.
Now, with Chris Holtmann entering his second year as head coach, Butler is ready to get back into the action behind the lead of senior guard Kellen Dunham.
Meanwhile, Missouri State is looking to rebound from an 80-65 loss to Oral Roberts on Friday. Coach Paul Lusk’s squad is coming off an 11-20 record last year. The Bears haven’t made the NCAA Tournament since the 1998-99 season, but every year is a new year.
Below is everything you need to know about the game, including the Butler vs. Missouri State online live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.
Butler vs. Missouri State Online Live Stream, Game Broadcast Information
- Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Date: Thursday, November 19
- Tipoff Time: 2 p.m. ET
- National TV: Watch ESPNU
- Butler vs. Missouri State Online Live Stream: WATCH ESPN, Butler Bulldogs Sports Network
Butler will improve to 2-0 on the season. Dunham will have another big night finding the bottom of the nylon. The Bulldogs will get to the line early and often with a game plan wrapped around attacking the basket — with Dunham providing some extra offense from the outside. The Bears will struggle to find a go-to scorer and lose out on the boards. If Missouri State ever leads in this game, it’ll be very, very early on.
For the score prediction, check out our Butler vs. Missouri State game preview.
- Butler has been ranked in the “Top 25” in seven of the past nine seasons.
Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones were
both named to the five-member Preseason
All-BIG EAST First Team. Butler was the only
team to have two selections.
- Under coach Paul Lusk, the Bears are 47-13 when shooting at a higher fi eld goal percentage than their opponents.
- This is Missouri State’s first appearance in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, but not its first trip to the island. The Bears went 2-1 in the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic in San Juan under Steve Alford Dec. 30, 1996 to Jan. 1, 1997.