Butler vs. Valparaiso Notes


Susan Lester

  • Set career-high with 31 points (previous was 29 against Cleveland State, 3/1/08).
  • Her total was just six points shy of the Butler single-game record of 37, accomplished by both Sarah Bolten (2001) and Elza Purvlicis (1984).
  • Her 31 points scored are the most in a single game since Bolten's 37 against Bowling Green on Dec. 4, 2001.
  • Her 27 first-half points were eight more than Valparaiso's entire team (19).
  • Her 10 first-half field goals made were double Valpo's (5).
  • Her 31 points were the most allowed by Valparaiso to a single player this season (previous high was 19).
  • Also set a career-high with 11 field goals made and tied her career mark with five three-pointers made.


  • Shot 70.4 percent from the field in the first half (19-for-27).
  • Held Valparaiso without a field goal for the first 9:30 of the game.
  • Held Valparaiso nearly 22 points below their season scoring average (65.9).
  • The 33-point margin of victory is the fourth 30+ point win for the Bulldogs this season.
  • The 33-point margin is the 36th-largest point differential in a win in school history.
  • The 33-point differential is the largest margin of defeat in a conference game for Valaparaiso in 15 years.
  • The Bulldogs finished with a 54-to-23 advantage in bench points, the 16th time in 18 games Butler's bench has outscored its opponents'.
  • The Butler bench outscored Valparaiso's entire team, 54-44.

Season Update

  • Butler extends its winning streak to eight games, the program's longest since last season.
  • Butler has now held its last eight opponents to 50 or fewer points, the longest such streak in school history.
  • The Bulldogs' 7-0 start to league play is the second-best start in program history, trailing the 1992-93 squad's 9-0 start.
  • Along with the men's team (8-0), both Butler basketball teams are a combined 15-0 in league play, the best combined record in Division I. Louisville is second at 11-0.
  • Butler's bench has accounted for nearly 42 percent of its total scoring output this year (485 of 1,157).