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UConn Beats Butler for NCAA Title

Huskies take 3rd national title with 53-41 win

(Newser) - Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done. The Huskies did it with defense holding the Bulldogs to a Final Four-record low 18.8 shooting percentage (12 for 64). Connecticut... More »

Butler, UConn Reach Championship Game

VCU's Cinderella run ends; Connecticut Edges Kentucky in Nail-Biter

(Newser) - It will be Butler vs. UConn for all the marbles Monday night in the NCAA men's tournament. In tonight's semifinal games:
  • Butler 70, VCU 62: Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench to lead Butler back to the national title
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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 »

Duke Returns to Title Game

Blue Devils' 78-57 victory sends West Virginia packing

(Newser) - Duke moved within 40 minutes of its first national title in 9 years tonight, getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia, 78-57. Kyle Singler had 21 and Nolan Smith 19 for the Blue Devils, who squashed West Virginia's feel-good story and will now try to... More »

Butler Will Play for Title

Bulldogs beat Michigan State to advance

(Newser) - Gordon Hayward scored 19 points and collected the final rebound, sending little Butler to its biggest victory, a 52-50 win over Michigan State in the Final Four tonight. The Bulldogs now will play the winner of West Virginia-Duke for the national title on Monday night. In their hometown, no less. More »

Michigan State Returns to Final Four

Tennessee heads home after Spartans pull out another squeaker, 70-69

(Newser) - Raymar Morgan made a free throw with 1.8 seconds left today in St. Louis, giving fifth-seeded Michigan State a 70-69 victory over sixth-seeded Tennessee and a spot in its second straight Final Four. The Vols' Scotty Hopson tied the game with a free throw with 11.2 seconds left,... More »

Underdog Butler Gains Final Four

West Regional No. 5 seed topples K-State, will play 5 miles from campus

(Newser) - Butler has earned a trip home for the Final Four. Gordon Hayward made a driving layup with under a minute to go, and the fifth-seeded Bulldogs used the same tenacious defense they exhibited all game in the closing seconds to knock off second-seeded Kansas State , 63-56, in the West Regional... 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 »

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