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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Unbeatable Cougars Slam USC 73-58

UCLA beats Washington, Butler downs Wisconsin-GB,

(Newser) - Fourth-ranked Washington State remained unbeaten last night with a 73-58 win over USC. OJ Mayo hauled in 22 points and seven rebounds for the Trojans but got no help from the bench in a game that saw only four USC free throws. The victory was only WSU's 12th in 53... More »

Villanova Stuns LSU in 68-67 Rally

Detroit can't upset No. 13 Butler, as 53-46 win lifts Bulldogs to 8-0

(Newser) - The Louisiana State Tigers felt pretty confident with a 21-point lead and nine minutes left to play, but Villanova's Malcom Grant blazed back onto the court, scoring 18 points in the game's final seven minutes to put the Wildcats ahead, 68-67, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Villanova wasn't the only Top... More »

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