Garden City, KS-2016 should be fun.
For multiple reasons, but most noticeably, the 26-game conference schedule that began on Saturday. And the Broncbusters wasted no time in showing the rest of the Jayhawk what they're made of.
The Broncbusterrs overcame foul trouble from leading scorer Josh Fleming and Aaron Ray. Both combined for seven points over 23 minutes, but in the end Naradain James scored 23 and added 11 rebounds, Victor Dukes returned to action with 19 and Ben Howze added 18 and 12 rebounds as the Broncbusters shot a whopping 54 percent from the field while holding the Grizzlies to 32 percent in a 105-82 victory at the Perryman Athletic Complex.
It was hard to get in a rhythm for both offenses. The game featured a combined 45 turnovers (25 from GCCC) and 58 fouls leading to 81 free throws. The Broncbusters had a lot of easy buckets when they broke Butler's press, but at times they committed too many turnovers on their own end.
Lajuan Hardy led five Butler players with 16 points.