A career-high 37 points by Kelan Martin fueled Butler in a 94-83 win over Marquette
Friday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Butler shot 59 percent from the
field in moving to 13-6 on the season and 3-3 in BIG EAST play.

Butler ended a three-game losing streak with Friday night's result. Marquette is now
12-6 (3-3 BIG EAST).

"We had a good talk leading into this game about who we want to be and what we want
our identity to be," said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. "We had guys step up and make
big shots in big moments, and we got stops at the right times. We were really
connected tonight, especially with 19 assists and only three turnovers."

Twenty-four of Martin's points came in the second half. His 37 points were the most
by a Butler player since Matthew Graves scored 42 against Cleveland State on Jan.
15, 1998. Martin made 12 of his 17 attempts from the field and made all nine of his
free throws. He added a game-high seven rebounds.

Butler saw its lead grow to as many as 14 with just under two minutes remaining in
the first half. Martin went to the bench with two fouls seconds later and Marquette
scored the final eight points of the half to cut Butler's halftime lead to 44-38.

That lead evaporated midway through the second half as Marquette scored nine
unanswered to take a 67-60 advantage with 10:06 to play. Butler called a timeout and
scored the next 13 points to take a 73-67 lead they would not relinquish. Martin had
eight points in that spurt. Butler's lead would grow to 11 with four minutes to play
before the teams largely traded baskets down the stretch for the final margin.

Butler had a 60-28 advantage in points in the paint, powered by 16 points from Tyler
Wideman. He made seven of his 10 shots. Kamar Baldwin was also highly productive,
making 9-of-14 for 19 points.

Marquette's backcourt duo of Markus Howard and Andrew Rowsey entered Friday's game
averaging a combined 49.2 points per game in BIG EAST play. Butler limited them to
31. Howard was scoreless in the first half and was 0-of-4 from behind the arc.
Marquette's production fell to Sam Hauser, who had 30 points, including six

Paul Jorgensen had 10 points and six assists. The six assists were a season-high and
one off his career-high set during his two seasons at George Washington. Butler had
19 assists against a season-low three turnovers.

For Martin, this was his seventh 20-point performance in the team's last eight
games. He has 12 20-point games on the season. His 37 points eclipse his previous
mark of 35 against Georgetown on Feb. 2, 2016.

The Bulldogs have a quick turnaround, heading to Providence for a MLK Day match-up
on Monday. The teams play at 4:30 p.m. on FS1.