The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Butler Bulldogs will meet up in the round of 32.
The Butler Bulldogs beat the Texas Longhorns in a defensive duel that reminded many of the Butler of old.
Rick Barnes is fighting for his job with the Texas Longhorns, while the Butler Bulldogs are looking to get back on tournament track, making this an intriguing second-round March matchup.
The 22-10 Butler Bulldogs engage with the 20-13 Texas Longhorns in a No. 6 vs No. 11 matchup that could breed a vicious upset.
Midwest Region – Seed: 6
Conference: Big East Conference
How They Qualified: At-large
The Butler Bulldogs have put together a solid season, hanging with some of the more talented teams in the Big East. Butler was the second or third best team in the Big East this season and also performed well in the non-conference portion of their schedule.
Making it to the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Butler. It wasn’t that long ago that the Bulldogs appeared in back-to-back national championship games.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Kellen Dunham, 16.7 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Kameron Woods, 9.8 rpg
Leading Passer: Roosevelt Jones, 3.7 apg
Bad Losses: at Tennessee
Good Wins: Over North Carolina, St. John’s, Seton Hall
Butler has shown that it can play with just about anyone in the country by beating North Carolina, St. John’s and Seton Hall. The Bulldogs also have a couple of close losses to Villanova, one of the best teams in the country.
Now, Butler must find a way to rally in the tournament and prove that they belong with the top programs in the country. A deep run in the tournament doesn’t appear to be likely, but no one thought the Bulldogs could make two straight national title games either. Don’t count this team out.
The Butler Bulldogs have put together a solid season, hanging with some of the more talented teams in the Big East.
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The Butler Bulldogs can make things in the Big East really interesting with a win over the Villanova Wildcats.
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