Celebrate Butler Basketball

Butler Bulldog Celebration

Wednesday, April 6, 4 p.m.

The Butler community said thanks to the men’s basketball team Wednesday for its historic run in the NCAA tournament, giving the players and coaches a two-minute standing ovation and lauding them for representing the University, city and state with dignity.

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Men's Basketball Information

(in no particular order)

  1. Junior guard Shelvin Mack was recognized on several preseason All-America teams. Mack was chosen first team All-America, along with Kyle Singler of Duke, Harrison Barnes of North Carolina, Jared Sullinger of Ohio State and Jacob Pullen of Kansas State, by Fox Sports.com, and he was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press. He was named to the John Wooden Award 2010-2011 Preseason Top 50 list and the 2010-2011 Naismith preseason watch list.

  2. The Bulldogs beat Stanford, 83-50, on Dec. 18, the first game CBS ever televised from Hinkle Fieldhouse.

  3. Butler won the Diamond Head Classic in December, defeating Utah (74-62), Florida State (67-64) and Washington State (84-68). Senior forward Matt Howard was named Most Valuable Player, and he and Mack were named to the All-Tournament Team.

  4. Head coach Brad Stevens picked up his 100th career win in his 120th game with Butler’s victory over Cleveland State on Jan. 7. Only five coaches in NCAA men’s basketball history reached 100 career victories faster than the Butler coach, and none has done it in the last three decades.

  5. The Feb. 19 win over UIC gave the Bulldogs their 20th victory of the season. Butler has now won 20 games or more for six consecutive years and 13 of the past 15 years.

  6. Howard was named the 2010-2011 NCAA Division I Academic All-American of the Year. He was chosen to the Capital One Academic All-America Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), for a school-record third consecutive year.

  7. Howard holds the Butler career record for most starts (126 and counting). He will finish his Butler career third all-time in scoring, behind only Chad Tucker (1983-1988) and Darrin Fitzgerald (1983-1987) and third in rebounding behind Daryl Mason (1971-1974) and Jeff Blue (1961-1964).

  8. Coach Stevens was chosen to serve as an assistant coach for the 2011 USA Men’s World University Games Team. Matt Painter of Purdue was named head coach of the team and Cuonzo Martin of Missouri State was selected as an assistant coach. The World University Games will be held Aug. 12-23 in Shenzhen, China.

Alex Anglin
Senior, Guard/Forward
Alex Anglin

Garrett Butcher
Junior, Forward
Garrett Butcher

Erik Fromm
Freshman, Forward
Erik Fromm

Zach Hahn
Senior, Guard
Zach Hahn

Chrishawn Hopkins
Freshman, Guard
Chrishawn Hopkins

Matt Howard
Senior, Forward
Matt Howard

Emerson Kampen
Sophomore, Center
Emerson Kampen

Grant Leiendecker
Senior, Guard
Grant Leiendecker

Shelvin Mack
Junior, Guard
Shelvin Mack

Khyle Marshall
Freshman, Forward
Khyle Marshall

Ronald Nored
Junior, Guard
Ronald Nored

Andrew Smith
Sophomore, Center
Andrew Smith

Chase Stigall
Sophomore, Guard
Chase Stigall

Shawn Vanzant
Senior, Guard
Shawn Vanzant

Brad Stevens
Head Coach
Brad Stevens

Matthew Graves
Associate Head Coach
Matthew Graves

Terry Johnson
Assistant Coach
Terry Johnson

Micah Shrewsberry
Assistant Coach
Micah Shrewsberry

Darnell Archey
Coordinator of Basketball Operations
Darnell Archey