Matt Carlino made his first appearance since he suffered a concussion in a horrible fall against Villanova, but it wasn’t enough to as the Marquette Golden Eagles got drilled by the Butler Bulldogs 73-52 on Wednesday night in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kellen Dunham did most of the damage on the offensive end for the Bulldogs with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-6 from 3-point land. Kameron Woods and Roosevelt Jones also reached double figures in scoring as Butler improved to 20-8 on the season, including 10-5 in Big East play. Woods finished with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor as well as seven rebounds while Jones added 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals.
Luke Fischer led the way for the Golden Eagles in the loss. He totaled 17 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the floor to go along with three rebounds and three blocks. Duane Wilson added 10 points, three assists and two rebounds while Steve Taylor Jr., chipped in with eight points on a 4-for-5 shooting night.
Carlino had a solid showing in his first came back with 10 points on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-3 from distance and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 25 minutes as the Golden Eagles fell to 11-16 on the season, including 3-12 in Big East play.
Up next for Carlino and Marquette is a trip to face the Providence Friars on Sunday afternoon.