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Revisiting Butler vs. Tennessee: 4 games that mattered

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Butler Bulldongs' A.J. Graves, left, passes the ball off against Tennessee Volunteers' JaJuan Smith during the second half during the semifinals of the NIT basketball competition Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Butler won 56-44. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (Photo: AP)
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by David Woods
david.woods@indystar.com 5:52 p.m. EST December 9, 2015


Butler and Tennessee are not natural rivals in college basketball, and their series consists of just four games. But all four have been consequential.
The teams meet again at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse (Fox Sports 1).
Recapping the Dawgs/Vols games:

Dec. 20, 1958: Butler 81, Tennessee 66
(Excerpted from The Butler Way.)
This was supposed to be a homecoming for Tennessee coach Emmett Lowery, an Indianapolis native who had starred at Tech High School and Purdue. After all, …

Butler aims to match offensive efficiency on defensive end

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Butler Bulldongs' A.J. Graves, left, passes the ball off against Tennessee Volunteers' JaJuan Smith during the second half during the semifinals of the NIT basketball competition Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Butler won 56-44

by David Woods, david.woods@indystar.com 
5:15 p.m. EST December 11, 2015
Former Butler coach Brad Stevens grew up cheering for Bob Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers, who played man-to-man defense exclusively. There were four-letter words uttered during IU basketball practices, but “zone” was not one of them.
Coach Chris Holtmann unashamedly has borrowed on Butler traditions developed by Stevens, who in turn built on the legacies of Todd Lickliter, Thad Matta and Barry Collier. There has been one deviation: It is OK to use the Z-word.
So when the Tennessee Volunteers visit Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sat…

Tennessee-Butler Preview (AP)

AP - Dec 11, 2015 at 6:17p ET 
Butler had last season's promising start ended with an upset at Tennessee, but the Volunteers are visiting Indianapolis this time and under new leadership. 
Vols coach Rick Barnes will face the 18th-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday for the first time since they ended his lengthy tenure at Texas, but his new team might have trouble keeping up with one of its leading scorers out. 
Butler (7-1) heads into this rematch in fine form after a 93-66 rout of VMI on Monday. The Bulldogs hit a season-high 10 three-pointers while nudging their scoring average up to 91.4
Bulldogs' Kelan Martin had 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting and 8 rebounds in 20 minutesoff the bench. The sophomore forward has totaled 44 points and made 18 of 24 shots in the past two games. 
Butler also had its best scoring performance and most assists (19) in the last six games. 
"We have some versatility and when we're playing well, we have an unselfish bunch," coach Chris Holtmann …

Lineups: Tennessee at Butler

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Records:  Tennessee 4-3, Butler 7-1
Coaches:  Butler, Chris Holtmann (47-54, 30-12 at Butler);  Tennessee, Rick Barnes (608-317, 4-3 at UT).
Series: Tied, 2-2
BUTLER TENNESSEE Player Yr. Ht. Key stats Pos. Player Yr. Ht. Key stats 1 Tyler Lewis RsJr. 5-11 9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg  ---   G   --- 0 Kevin Punter Jr. Sr. 6-2 22.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg 
24 Kellen Dunham Sr. 6-6 20.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg --- G --- 15 Detrick Mostella So. 6-1 3.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg
21 Roosevelt Jones RsSr 6-4 12.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg - G - 34 Devon Baulkman Sr. 6-4 10.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg 
4 Tyler Wideman So. 6-8 9.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg --- F --- 4 Armani Moore Sr. 6-4 15.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg
45 Andrew Chrabascz Jr. 6-7 13.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg --- F --- 23 Derek Reese Sr. 6-7 3.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg
The Skinny:  Tennessee spent much of its two-week break between games focusing on improved defense. That work will be tested as the Vols face No. 18 Butler, which boasts the nation's No. 2 scoring offe…

Tennessee vs Butler Preview

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The Vols return to action to face a Top 20 team on the road By Will Shelton@wshelton2 on Dec 11, 2015, 8:00a

After a two week break for final exams the basketball Vols are back in action tomorrow at #18 Butler. The break was made especially long by Tennessee's outcome in Brooklyn: a close call against now 8-1 George Washington, then an 11 point loss to Nebraska. The Vols' weaknesses in the interior were exposed in both games, and in the interim pseudo-post Jabari McGhee transferred out of the program. 
George Washington's only loss came in the Brooklyn final to #23 Cincinnati, and Cincinnati's only loss came against #18 Butler. The Bulldogs' only loss came to #17 Miami; Butler is currently 27th in KenPom and running the nation's eighth best offense by their metrics. 
Last year the Bulldogs came into Knoxville ranked 15th, but Donnie Tyndall's Vols used a 42-18 close to stun Butler 67-5…