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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Roosevelt Jones
Butler's turbulent offseason isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell.
No. 14 Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead Saturday, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal, before holding on for a 59-56 victory.
The banners hanging from Hinkle Fieldhouse's dusty rafters are a constant reminder of achievement at Butler.
Jones was wearing padding after he hurt his shoulder Wednesday against St. Bonaventure, but he said the injury didn't affect him.