• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • RSS
Saturday August 29, 2015
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search

Butler forward recognized for play

More Information


For more on college basketball, follow Tom Davis via Twitter at Tom101010.

Jones named Atlantic 10 Player of Week

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 12:02 am

It brings attention upon yourself when you lead your basketball squad to a monumental upset of the nation's best team.

Butler forward Roosevelt Jones did just that on Saturday, as the sophomore was instrumental in helping the Bulldogs shock top-ranked Indiana 88-86 in overtime at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In honor of his play, Jones was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-4 forward from O’Fallon, Ill., was called “the best player on the floor” by Butler coach Brad Stevens after the Bulldogs’ win.

Jones recorded his fifth career double-double with 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against the Hoosiers, and he was headed for a rare triple-double with a game-high seven assists, before fouling out with two minutes remaining in regulation play.

The second-year Butler player hit six of 10 shots from the field and four of six from the free throw line, and he added a pair of blocked shots in 29 minutes of action. The 12 rebounds and two blocked shots matched his previous career-high, while the seven assists were a new career-high.

The victory was Butler’s first in five tries all-time against a No.1-ranked team.

Butler will host Evansville on Saturday at 2 p.m.