Seward County dropped its second straight game for the first time this season in a 57-81 loss at home to Barton County C.C. Saturday night. It was the worst loss for the Saints since Jan. 31, 2004, when Cloud County defeated the Saints 80-47, also at the Green House. The Saints scored only three points in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and recorded just 14 points in the period. Freshman guard Reggie Chamberlain made five 3-pointers in the first half (17 points) while collecting 20 points for the game. Seward County shot just 4-of-24 from the field in the second half. Ervin Williams was the only other Saint to score in double figures with 15 points.

Since 2000-01, Seward County leads the overall series 9-5. The Saints hold a 4-3 lead at the Power Plant and a 5-2 advantage at the Green House. Last season, the Saints defeated Butler twice, including a 68-56 win in Liberal and a 10-point victory in El Dorado (74-64).

Butler comes into the contest after posting an 82-72 victory on the road over Colby C.C. on Sunday. The Grizzlies are currently 7-10 overall and 2-2 in Jayhawk play. The Grizzlies also earned a home victory against Garden City C.C. (72-65). Butler has struggled in road games this season (1-6), but is 4-2 in games played at the Power Plant. Butlerís offensive attack starts from 3-point territory. In 17 games, Butler has recorded 136 three-point field goals, with five players who have all made at least 20 this season. Freshman post Logan Stutz is leading the team in scoring (13.8 ppg.) and among team leaders shooting 74 percent from the charity stripe (53-for-72).