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Duke Reclaims National Crown

Blue Devils end Butler's run, win fourth title

(Newser) - Cinderella Butler took favored Duke to the wire tonight in the NCAA men's basketball championship game, but couldn't quite complete the voyage, with the Blue Devils holding on for a 61-59 victory after the Bulldogs' last chance clanged off the rim at the buzzer. It's the school's fourth title under... More »

Kansas State Clips Xavier in 2OT Thriller

Second seed comes out on top in back-and-forth classic

(Newser) - Second-seeded Kansas State survived a stiff challenge from No. 6 Xavier tonight, with the teams trading punches into a second overtime, where the Wildcats pulled out a 101-96 victory in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Kansas State (29-7) will face another upstart, fifth-seeded Butler, on Saturday, with a trip to... More »

Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse

West Virginia subdues Washington, moves into last 8

(Newser) - Syracuse became the second No. 1 seed to tumble out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, losing tonight to fifth-seeded Butler, 63-59. The Bulldogs (31-4) advance to the tourney's final eight; one more victory and they would play in the Final Four in their home city, Indianapolis. Butler will No.... More »

No. 2 seed Tennessee Tops Butler in OT

Vols advance to Sweet Sixteen for second straight year

(Newser) - Butler answered all but one of Tennessee's runs in their second round NCAA tournament matchup today. Unfortunately for the Horizon League champs (30-4), they couldn't match the Vols in overtime, and fell 76-71. Wayne Chism led Tennessee with 16 points, while Tyler Smith had 15 and JaJuan Smith 11, reports... More »

Campbell, Butler Beat USA From Downtown

Bulldogs nail 15 3-pointers en route to easy first-round win

(Newser) - Seventh-seeded Butler was 23-0 when making eight 3-pointers or more going into its first round NCAA Tournament game with South Alabama today; Peter Campbell made sure it was 24-0 all by himself. Campbell scored 26 points, with, yes, eight 3-pointers ,to lift the Bulldogs to an 81-61 win, reports the... More »

No. 12 Butler is Ready to Dance

Bulldogs bite Cleveland State in Horizon League final

(Newser) - Senior guard Mike Green tied a career-high with 24 points as No. 12 Butler downed Cleveland State 70-55 to earn its fifth Horizon League championship. The Bulldogs last won the league in 2001, but have journeyed to the NCAA tournament twice since then as an at-large team. J'Nathan Bullock led... More »

Butler Cruises Into Horizon League Final

No. 8 Xavier crushes Richmond, Davidson wins 20th straight

(Newser) - Mike Green scored 19 points to lead No. 14 Butler into the final of the Horizon League tournament with a 66-50 win over Illinois-Chicago today, reports the Associated Press. Butler will play Cleveland State Tuesday for an automatic NCAA berth. The Flames led most of the first half, but Green... More »

Rice's 46 Points Not Enough to Beat Tar Heels

No. 14 Butler blows out Detroit, Purdue moves into tie atop Big Ten

(Newser) - Tyrese Rice and Boston College must be trying to figure out what it takes to beat No. 3 North Carolina. Rice scored 46 points and the Eagles led by 18 at home in the second half, only to lose the ACC game 90-80 today, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough... More »

Cards Lay Claim to Big East Top Dog Spot

Elsewhere in Top 25, Wisconsin stifles MSU, Butler raps Wright State

(Newser) - No. 13 Louisville nabbed a share of the Big East lead with two games to play, outgunning the Notre Dame in a 90-85 track meet. The Fighting Irish's Luke Harangody had 40 and 12 to keep things competitive, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Cardinals' scorching first ten minutes,... More »

Drake Busts Butler's Win Streak

No. 16 Bulldogs win ESPN Bracketbuster matchup

(Newser) - It took 35 years, but No. 16 Drake finally got its third win ever over No. 8 Butler today, reports the Associated Press. Josh Young scored 25 points as Drake (24-3) won the ESPN Bracketbuster matchup 71-64. The two mid-major schools had not played since the early 70's. Butler (25-3)... More »

Calipari Gets No. 400 as Memphis Rolls

Tennessee bludgeons Auburn, Butler edges Illinois-Chicago

(Newser) - Coach John Calipari earned his 400th victory last night, as his No.1 Tigers easily defeated Tulane, 97-71. The victory continues an intimidating Memphis regular season winning streak dating back to March 2006, including 35 straight conference victories, the AP reports. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 29 to lead the Tigers' attack.... More »

No. 9 Butler Holds Back Cleveland State

Conference leaders Drake and Purdue both gain road victories

(Newser) - Butler made up for a loss earlier in the season to Cleveland State with an improved defensive game in a 51-46 win over the Vikings. Matt Howard and A.J. Graves led the Bulldogs, who lead the Horizon league at 13-2, with 17 and 15 points respectively. The teams combined... More »

It's Green Day Again for Butler

#8 Bulldogs cruise past Youngstown State for seventh straight win

(Newser) - One night after scoring 10 in overtime to prevent an upset at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, No. 8 Butler's Mike Green was dominant again in an 89-73 rout of Youngstown State. The Bulldogs are 23-2 for the second season in a row, the school's best start; they shot 13 of 20 from behind... More »

Purdue's Tenth Straight Tops Michigan State

Injured Green leads Butler to OT win, Pitt routs Providence

(Newser) - Freshman Robbie Hummel scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 19 Purdue past No. 10 Michigan State 60-54, the AP reports. The win marks the Boilermakers' 10th straight, two in a row from top 25 teams, and they remain on top of the Big Ten... More »

Purdue Steals Another From Wisconsin

Stanford keeps winning against OSU, Butler fends off Wisconsin-GB

(Newser) - For the second time this season, Purdue shocked Wisconsin, this time downing the No. 8 Badgers 72-67 for their ninth straight win. Freshman Robbie Hummel put up a career-best 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and fellow first-year JaJuan Johnson scored six points in the game's critical final minutes, reports the... More »

Aggies Put Iowa State Behind Them 69-51

Butler and Drake both come back against Valparaiso, Illinois State

(Newser) - After a slow start and a brief Iowa State lead, 18th-ranked Texas A&M pulled ahead for good to finish the game 69-51. The Aggies' fourth straight win came courtesy of 16 points from Bryan Davis, the Battallion reports. "We're playing with much more toughness and much more poise,... More »

Irish Smack Slumping Villanova

Elsewhere in Top 25, KU trounces Nebraska, Butler beats Ill-Chicago

(Newser) - Notre Dame handed No. 18 Villanova its second straight Big East loss with a 90-80 win this afternoon, reports the Associated Press. Kyle McAlarney scored 30 points, Luke Harangody had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Fighting Irish (14-4, 4-2) hit nine 3-pointers. The Wildcats (13-4, 3-4) lost to... More »

No. 4 Duke Handles Hokies 81-64

No. 15 Butler denies Loyola, No. 23 Xavier wallops No. 16 Dayton

(Newser) - There was no upset for Virginia Tech this time, as Duke rode an 18-9 second-half run to an easy 81-64 victory in front of a disappointed Hokies crowd. Two top-ten Blue Devils teams have fallen to Virginia Tech since the latter's move to the ACC three years ago. Also in... More »

Memphis at Top After Destroying Southern Miss

No. 3 Kansas sinks Missouri, No. 12 Butler dispatches Youngstown

(Newser) - The second-ranked Memphis Tigers burst into first place last night with a resounding 83-47 shutting down of Southern Miss, reports the Commercial Appeal. With 19 points, Chris Douglas-Roberts led his Tigers to their 17th straight win. Though the ranking isn't official yet, Memphis is already celebrating its first No. 1... More »

Not Much Fight for Irish in Loss to Marquette

Elsewhere, Xavier stifles Fordham while Butler wins 8th straight

(Newser) - Marquette got a dominant victory today, 92-66 over Notre Dame in what its coach called a "statement win." The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles forced the visitors into 24 turnovers and handed Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey his worst loss in seven seasons. Luke Harangody topped everybody with 29 points... More »

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