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Believe it! Butler is back in Final Four!
NBC Sports ^ | 3-26-11 | BRETT MARTEL

Posted on 03/26/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf

NEW ORLEANS - Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler returned to the Final Four with a 74-71 victory over Florida on Saturday.

Matt Howard scored 14 and Khyle Marshall added 10 for the Bulldogs (27-9), who showed again they simply won't give in, erasing an 11-point hole in the second half.

Mack's 3-pointer with 1:21 left in overtime gave Butler the lead for good at 72-70.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; bradstevens; butler; finalfour; indiana; kansasjayhawks; ku
The little school whose entire sports budget is less than Duke's Basketball FOOD BUDGET, going to the Final Four, again!!!
1 posted on 03/26/2011 4:28:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Great job, Butler!


2 posted on 03/26/2011 4:29:44 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m so very impressed and pleased by what Butler is doing this year, again. Under pressure, no matter what happens,they don’t quit.


3 posted on 03/26/2011 4:32:42 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: tcrlaf

Butler has a lot of fight in them but I think Arizona will be the champion on April 4th.


4 posted on 03/26/2011 4:33:06 PM PDT by skimask
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To: tcrlaf

GO DAWGS! Best game I have watched in a long time. I hope Obama didn’t pick them. LOL


5 posted on 03/26/2011 4:34:15 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Obama’s bracket has gone south...notice how you aren’t hearing about it any more?


6 posted on 03/26/2011 4:38:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tcrlaf; All

“This one is for all the small schools, that never had the chance get here...”

My favorite line, from one of the greatest movies of all time.
You just have to be from Indiana, before class tournaments began, to understand what this really means.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGL0uuCxXyQ


7 posted on 03/26/2011 4:38:39 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: skimask

I can only hope.....they’re up right now on Connecticut...hope they don’t throw it away


8 posted on 03/26/2011 4:40:06 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: indylindy
I hope Obama didn’t pick them. LOL

He put his curse on Kansas.

9 posted on 03/26/2011 4:40:38 PM PDT by Eeyore4651
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To: who knows what evil?
So I hope that means he didn't pick Butler. Oh hell yes, GO DAWGS!!!!!

Obama is like arsenic. Just one pick and you end up dead.

10 posted on 03/26/2011 4:41:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Eeyore4651

Poor guys. They know they are dead meat unless they renounce the curse of Obama. LOL


11 posted on 03/26/2011 4:42:15 PM PDT by dforest
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To: skimask

BTW; looked at your pics.....your mama must be VERY proud :)


12 posted on 03/26/2011 4:42:27 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: tcrlaf

The Gators flat out choked.


13 posted on 03/26/2011 4:43:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: indylindy

It’s true when Obuggery picks a sports team it is the kiss of death. In FB he picked Oregon and Pittsburgh.


14 posted on 03/26/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: DarthVader

ROTFL! He is a curse in more ways than one.


15 posted on 03/26/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dfwgator

I don’t know why they settled for those three pointers.


16 posted on 03/26/2011 4:45:16 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t know, you have a source for the food budget thingy?

Either way I like this, it’s what makes College Basketball special and far superior to the NBA.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 4:46:07 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: indylindy

The Curse of Obuggery!!!


18 posted on 03/26/2011 4:47:00 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: dfwgator

They had a little help choking, despite the free-time out the refs gave them at the end.

Butler just eats up offenses, and makes every team they play look bad. That’s called COACHING...


19 posted on 03/26/2011 4:47:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: aft_lizard

That’s from last year’s Final Game. One of the CBS announcers used it to compare the two teams.


20 posted on 03/26/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: tcrlaf

The notion that there are major and mid-major schools in College Basketball are bunk, there may be money differences but in basketball all you need is a system and solid core players and one can win. Butler, Gonzaga, Memphis, Xavier etc are good programs in so called mid major conferences


21 posted on 03/26/2011 4:53:10 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: tcrlaf

What an absolutely great game. Kudos to both teams. Amazingly, Butler didn’t seem to have the heavily tattooed players so prevalent today. Florida didn’t have a lot of them either. One player, I believe it as Boynton, appeared to have tried to have his tats removed. By the way, who else thought Florida’s Chandler Parsons looked like Shaggy from Scooby Doo?


22 posted on 03/26/2011 4:54:50 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: who knows what evil?

I just hope that Obummer picking Kansas is not the kiss of death card for KU.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 4:57:57 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: ncfool
I just hope that Obummer picking Kansas is not the kiss of death card for KU.

It has been for the other #1's...we'll see.

24 posted on 03/26/2011 5:01:19 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tcrlaf

Awesome, go Butler!


25 posted on 03/26/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: tcrlaf

Nice job Butler! Now lets see if VCU can continue their quest and pull-off what would be the biggest upset of the tournament. Go Rams!


26 posted on 03/26/2011 5:07:15 PM PDT by Merrittk
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To: Eeyore4651

Before the game the coach will proclaim “Satan, get thee behind me”. It might help. LOL


27 posted on 03/26/2011 5:08:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: tcrlaf

It is truly a testament to Butler that they overcame the Florida size advantage to win this game. That is the sign of fundamentally sound players - that can beat size and talent.


28 posted on 03/26/2011 5:08:30 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: who knows what evil?

Yesterday they said he was still in the 98th %tile.

I wanna know why the hell he had time to research and fill out a bracket.


29 posted on 03/26/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: who knows what evil?

It was the kiss of Death last year but this year KU got some anti-Obummber spray. They needed to kill the mojo the jinx presented them. I hope it works. After all Kansas is a GOP state.


30 posted on 03/26/2011 5:17:10 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Impy

He also had time to play golf that week and go to Rio....


31 posted on 03/26/2011 5:17:57 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: Impy

My bracket went in the trash with the result of the UK-OSU game. I just wish ESPN would get off Zero’s jock already.


32 posted on 03/26/2011 5:20:44 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

Cool! My better half attended Butler. Just great that such a small school (about 4000 students) can get into the Final Four. Go Bulldogs!


33 posted on 03/26/2011 5:56:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: dirtboy
Just after the bracket assignments one of the networks had on a panel of 5 former NBA African-American coaches. Among them they had about 250 years of basketball experience ~ much of it at the top.

They got around to Butler and Florida and said "watch this game even if you don't watch any of the others".

That impressed me so I watched it. Best game of the tournament Fur Shur.

34 posted on 03/26/2011 5:59:16 PM PDT by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Amercans)
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To: tcrlaf

The Butler did it!


35 posted on 03/26/2011 6:01:32 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: tcrlaf

Illinois was the same way once. Having different classes, while nice for the small just dilutes the whola process.

You wind up with multiple champions, but who is the state champion?


36 posted on 03/26/2011 6:07:20 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: tcrlaf
It's like Hickory High going to the Final Four.

Queue up the Hoosier soundtrack and a pep talk from coach Norm Dale.

UConn is South Bend Central now.

37 posted on 03/26/2011 6:36:26 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: dancusa

“It’s like Hickory High going to the Final Four. Queue up the Hoosier soundtrack and a pep talk from coach Norm Dale.”

In reality, Milan High had made a big run at the title the year before, but fell short. The next year, everyone knew who they were, but still sold them short.

HISTORY REPEATS, and Milan/Butler alum Bobby Plump and crew will be sitting in the audience next weekend.


38 posted on 03/26/2011 6:43:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: tcrlaf
Proud of this team.

Go INDIANA!!!! Home sweet home.

39 posted on 03/26/2011 6:59:28 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: tcrlaf

I’ve been a Butler fan since high school. Since the Hawkeyes can’t seem to get it done, they’re my go to team.

And Ohio State isn’t in the Final Four. There is a God.


40 posted on 03/26/2011 9:05:44 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: darkangel82
My bracket went in the trash with the result of the UK-OSU game.

(not :) sorry 'bout that....
GO! UK Wildcats! GO!


41 posted on 03/26/2011 11:02:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: ncfool

The ‘Curse of Soetoro’ strikes again...


42 posted on 03/27/2011 1:56:18 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: darkangel82

I had the Buckeyes winning the title.

At least I got 1 final four pick right (Butler).


43 posted on 03/28/2011 2:55:28 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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