INDIANAPOLIS -- The Butler University basketball team is coming off huge wins over No. 16 Arizona in the Las Vegas Invitational championship Nov. 25 and then at Utah on Monday.So Butler coach Chris Holtmann is hoping for no letdown when his No. 18 Bulldogs (7-0) are home to face Central Arkansas (1-6) at 4 p.m. (EDT) at Hinkle Fieldhouse.Central Arkansas is a team that has been able to score really well. Theyve been good offensively, Holtmann said. Right now you want to have a good understanding of the opponent. You also want to really focus on your teams improvement and your teams growth. Thats our dual focus as we continue to play non-league games.The Bears are averaging 70.7 points per game on 42.0 percent shooting. In addition to their scoring, Holtmann said the Bears play a matchup zone that Butler needs to be prepared to face.Another focus is Holtmann doesnt want his team looking ahead to some key upcoming dates at in-state rival Indiana State (Wednesday), hosting Cincinnati (Dec. 10) and playing No. 13 Indiana University (Dec. 17) in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.The challenge is we did not play well last year when we came back after being gone for a week to Puerto Rico, Holtmann said. Our guys are aware of that and I think you try to stress to your guys that this is about playing to the standard and expectation that we have on every possession. Thats what were trying to do, regardless of the opponent. Thats our focus. Quality teams may not have their A game every night. There is competitiveness, awareness and an attention to detail every night and thats what it needs to be.Butler is off to its best start since beginning the 2008-09 season 8-0. The Bulldogs are led by junior forward Kelan Martin, who is averaging a team-high 16.4 points.Butler is hitting 50.4 percent of its shots while holding opponents to 40.6 percent.Six of our 11 guys havent played in a Butler uniform before, so thats over half the team, so we knew we would have difficult moments this year going through some growing pains, Holtmann said. What Ive been pleased with most is weve been able to weather those difficult moments and able to respond to some game adversity and come back with the right approach. Thats allowed us to win some close games.Despite losing six of seven, all on the road, Central Arkansas lost by just two points (49-47) at No. 17 Wisconsin Nov. 11 and 12 (102-90) at Oklahoma State Nov. 14.Junior guard Jordan Howard leads the Bears with a 16.3 scoring average, just a tick ahead of senior guard Derreck Brooks 16.2 average.Thursday, Central Arkansas started strong, taking a 37-30 lead at half-time at Southeast Missouri. 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