A little national love for the Atlantic 10 never hurts. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones was not only the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week, but today he was also named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week. The sophomore forward recorded a double-double versus Richmond on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Jones also tallied four assists and three steals as the Bulldogs topped the Spiders 62-47. In Saturday’s affair against #8 Gonzaga, Jones was even better. He led Butler with 20 points on 7-10 shooting, grabbed five boards and added four assists. But that doesn’t even begin to sum it up.
With 3.5 seconds left and the Bulldogs trailing by a point, Jones stole an in-bounds pass near midcourt, weaved his way towards the basket and hit a desperation floater from about 10 feet as the final buzzer sounded, giving Butler a 64-63 win. Check it out:
The Atlantic 10 is damn good this year, and Jones is one of the many examples. Butler has pulled out several last-second wins in their first season in the conference, but none more exciting than this one.