Skip to comments.Believe it! Butler is back in Final Four!
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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Great job, Butler!
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.
Butler has a lot of fight in them but I think Arizona will be the champion on April 4th.
GO DAWGS! Best game I have watched in a long time. I hope Obama didn’t pick them. LOL
Obama’s bracket has gone south...notice how you aren’t hearing about it any more?
“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.
I can only hope.....they’re up right now on Connecticut...hope they don’t throw it away
He put his curse on Kansas.
Obama is like arsenic. Just one pick and you end up dead.
Poor guys. They know they are dead meat unless they renounce the curse of Obama. LOL
BTW; looked at your pics.....your mama must be VERY proud :)
The Gators flat out choked.
It’s true when Obuggery picks a sports team it is the kiss of death. In FB he picked Oregon and Pittsburgh.
ROTFL! He is a curse in more ways than one.
I don’t know why they settled for those three pointers.
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.
The Curse of Obuggery!!!
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...
That’s from last year’s Final Game. One of the CBS announcers used it to compare the two teams.
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
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?
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.
Awesome, go Butler!
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!
Before the game the coach will proclaim “Satan, get thee behind me”. It might help. LOL
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.
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.
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.
He also had time to play golf that week and go to Rio....
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.
Cool! My better half attended Butler. Just great that such a small school (about 4000 students) can get into the Final Four. Go Bulldogs!
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.
The Butler did it!
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?
Queue up the Hoosier soundtrack and a pep talk from coach Norm Dale.
UConn is South Bend Central now.
“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.
Go INDIANA!!!! Home sweet home.
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.
(not :) sorry 'bout that....
GO! UK Wildcats! GO!
The ‘Curse of Soetoro’ strikes again...
I had the Buckeyes winning the title.
At least I got 1 final four pick right (Butler).