In Monday's NCAA basketball championship game, the Butler University Bulldogs, with shooting that would make "abysmal" seem charitable, were sent to the doghouse by a more aggressive and athletic University of Connecticut Huskies, 53-41.
The NCAA Final Four this year will feature a unique first. Yes, UConn and Kentucky are there, but Butler makes a return visit and has company in the form of VCU.
Butler is back in the Final Four again this year. And Virginia Commonwealth University has demonstrated more clearly than any statistical measure can reveal that they deserve all the respect major conference teams get.
Butler’s Brad Stevens versus Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan. Two careers, decades apart, steeped in basketball tradition and with well-earned reputations for success. A preview of the eighth-seeded Butler Bulldogs versus number four seed Wisconsin Badgers in a Southeast Regional game tonight at the New Orleans Arena, 9:57 p.m. ET, TBS.
Coach Brad Stevens has earned his pay for Butler's Cinderella run into the Final Four.