2006–07 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2006–07 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team represented the Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Todd Lickliter, serving his 6th year. The Bulldogs played their home games at the Hinkle Fieldhouse.

2006–07 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball
NIT Season Tip-Off Champions
Wooden Tradition Winner
Horizon League Regular Season Co-Champions
2007 NCAA Tournament 5 Seed (Midwest)
Sweet Sixteen vs. #3 Florida, L 57–65
ConferenceHorizon League
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 21
2006–07 record29–7 (13–3 Horizon)
Head coachTodd Lickliter
Assistant coaches
MVPBrandon Crone
CaptainBrandon Crone
Brian Ligon
Home arenaHinkle Fieldhouse
2006–07 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#21 Butler133 .813  297  .806
Wright State*133 .813  2310  .697
Loyola (IL)106 .625  2111  .656
Green Bay79 .438  1815  .545
Youngstown State79 .438  1417  .452
UIC79 .438  1418  .438
Detroit610 .375  1119  .367
Milwaukee610 .375  922  .290
Cleveland State313 .188  1021  .323
2007 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of August 1, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The Bulldogs won the 2007 Horizon League Men's Basketball Regular Season Championship and earned an at-large bid to the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 5 seed in the Midwest Region. They beat 12 seed Old Dominion 57–46 and 4 seed Maryland before falling to 1 seed and eventual national champion Florida 65–57 in overtime in the Sweet Sixteen

Roster

2006–07 Butler Bulldogs men's basketball team
PlayersCoaches
Pos.#NameHeightWeightYearHometown
G/F 1 Julian Betko 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)200 lb (91 kg) Jr Ružomberok, Slovakia
F 34 Pete Campbell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)200 lb (91 kg) Jr Muncie, IN
F 33 Brandon Crone (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)225 lb (102 kg) Sr Frankfort, IN
F/C 50 Elliot Engelmann 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)205 lb (93 kg) Fr Downers Grove, IL
G 4 A. J. Graves 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)155 lb (70 kg) Jr Switz City, IN
G 10 Mike Green 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)175 lb (79 kg) Jr Philadelphia, PA
F 24 Brian Ligon (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)240 lb (109 kg) Sr St. Petersburg, FL
G 23 Marcus Nellems 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg) Sr Fort Wayne, IN
G 14 Nick Rodgers (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)162 lb (73 kg) Fr Noblesville, IN
G 5 Ben Slaton (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)160 lb (73 kg) So Columbus, IN
G/F 32 Drew Streicher 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)200 lb (91 kg) Jr Washington, IN
G/F 21 Willie Veasley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)204 lb (93 kg) Fr Freeport, IL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 12 May 2010

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov 10, 2006*
9:30
at Tulane W 77–37  1–0
Fogelman Arena 
New Orleans, LA
Nov 13, 2006*
6:00, ESPNU
vs. Notre Dame
NIT Pre-Season Tip-Off Opening Round
W 71–69  2–0
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 14, 2006*
9:00, ESPN
vs. Indiana
NIT Pre-Season Tip-Off Quarterfinals
W 60–55  3–0
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 18, 2006*
Illinois-Springfield W 62–56  4–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Nov 22, 2006*
7:00, ESPN2
vs. No. 21 Tennessee
NIT Pre-Season Tip-Off Semifinals
W 56–44  5–0
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
Nov 24, 2006*
7:00, ESPN2
vs. No. 23 Gonzaga
NIT Pre-Season Tip-Off Championship
W 79–71  6–0
Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
Nov 25, 2006*
7:00
Kent State W 83-80 2OT 7–0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, In
Nov 29, 2006*
8:05
No. 18 at Valparaiso W 60–47  8–0
Athletics-Recreation Center 
Valparaiso, IN
Dec 2, 2006
8:00
No. 18 Cleveland St. W 70-45  9-0 (1−0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 6, 2006*
7:00
No. 14 Ball State W 65−41  10−0
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 9, 2006*
7:05
No. 14 at Indiana St. L 64-72  10-1
Hulman Center 
Terre Haute, IN
Dec 16, 2006*
1:00
No. 18 vs. Purdue
Wooden Tradition
W 68-65  11-1
Conseco Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Dec 22, 2006*
7:05
No. 16 Evansville W 76-65  12-1
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Play
Dec 30, 2006
8:00
No. 15 at Milwaukee W 55-50  13-1 (2-0)
U.S. Cellular Arena 
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 6, 2007
2:00
No. 13 Wright State W 73-42  14-1 (3-0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 10, 2007
8:00
No. 12 at UIC L 67-73 OT 14-2 (3-1)
UIC Pavilion 
Chicago, IL
Jan 13, 2007*
2:00
No. 12 South Dakota St. W 67-39  15-2
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 17, 2007
7:00
No. 15 Youngstown St. W 67-39  16-2 (4-1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 20, 2007
2:00
No. 15 Green Bay W 80-59  17-2 (5-1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 25, 2007
8:00
No. 15 at Loyola W 70-66 OT 18-2 (6-1)
Joseph J. Gentile Center 
Chicago, IL
Jan 27, 2007
4:05
No. 11 at Detroit W 68-58  19-2 (7-1)
Calihan Hall 
Detroit, MI
Jan 29, 2007
7:00
No. 11 UIC W 71-45  20-2 (8-1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 31, 2007
7:05
No. 11 at Youngstown St. W 71-58  21-2 (9-1)
Beeghly Center 
Youngstown, OH
Feb 3, 2007
2:00
No. 11 Milwaukee W 66-47  22-2 (10-1)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 8, 2007
7:00
No. 9 at Cleveland St. W 92-50  23-2 (11-1)
Wolstein Center 
Cleveland, OH
Feb 10, 2007
7:00
No. 9 at Wright St. L 65-77  23-3 (11-2)
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
Feb 13, 2007*
7:00
No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast W 79-65  24-3
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 17, 2007*
4:00, ESPN2
No. 12 No. 16 Southern Illinois
BracketBuster
L 64-68  24-4
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 19, 2007
8:05
No. 15 at Green Bay W 68-58  25-4 (12-2)
Resch Center 
Green Bay, WI
Feb 22, 2007
9:00, ESPNU
No. 15 Loyola L 71-75  25-5 (12-3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Feb 24, 2007
2:00
No. 15 Detroit W 56-36  26-5 (13-3)
Hinkle Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Horizon League Tournament
Mar 3, 2007
5:00, ESPNU
(2) No. 16 vs. (3) Loyola
Semifinals
W 67-66 OT 27-5
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
Mar 6, 2007
9:00, ESPN
(2) No. 17 at (1) Wright St.
Championship
L 55-60  27-6
Nutter Center 
Dayton, OH
NCAA Tournament
Mar 15, 2007*
2:40, CBS
(5 MW) No. 19 vs. (12 MW) Old Dominion
Opening Round
W 57-46[1]  28-6
HSBC Arena 
Buffalo, NY
Mar 17, 2007*
3:20, CBS
(5 MW) No. 19 vs. (4 MW) No. 18 Maryland
Second Round
W 62-59[2]  29-6
HSBC Arena 
Buffalo, NY
Mar 23, 2007*
7:10, CBS
(5 MW) No. 19 vs. (1 MW) No. 3 Florida
Sweet Sixteen
L 57-65[3]  29-7
Edward Jones Dome 
Saint Louis, MO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
PollPreWk 1Wk 2Wk 3Wk 4Wk 5Wk 6Wk 7Wk 8Wk 9Wk 10Wk 11Wk 12Wk 13Wk 14Wk 15Wk 16WK 17Final
AP RV 19 15 18 16 15 13 12 18 14 13 10 13 15 18 19 21
Coaches RV 18 14 18 16 15 13 12 15 11 11 9 12 15 16 17 19

References

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