After averaging more than 120 points per game in non-conference games, the Butler men were held to less than half of that in a 77-59 loss to Garden City to open Jayhawk Conference play on Saturday at the Power Plant.
The Grizzlies shot just 28 percent in the game (18-of-64) and were 24 percent from 3-point range (5-of-21).
Butler (3-1 overall, 0-1 conference) had an early 7-5 lead after a pair of Russell Smith free throws with 15:06 left in the first half, but Garden City responded by going on a 13-0 run to go ahead 18-7.
Garden pushed the lead back to double digits quickly and led 39-24 at the half.
Butler would once again cut the deficit to nine points early in the second half but could never get any closer down the stretch.
Butler takes to the road for the first time this season, heading to Liberal to face Seward County for an 8:00 p.m. contest on Wednesday.