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Welcome BACK to the Dance, Butler Bulldogs

Posted on: March 8, 2011 11:25 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2011 11:32 pm
 
Matt Howard was not fazed by Milwaukee's fansYep, Butler's back. Like you thought they wouldn't be after Gonzaga won the WCC. It's just that kind of season. Tonight's 59-44 win at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, following a big win over Cleveland State, means the Bulldogs came through the league's leaders to prove they belonged once again. 

Player to know: Matt Howard. His line of 18 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block was impressive enough, but the most dangerous number the senior put up tonight was 3. Just three personal fouls for the big fella, who has always been his own worst enemy in that respect. Shelvin Mack threw in 14 points on 5-10 shooting from the floor as well.

The Vitals:

Record: 23-9, 13-5 Horizon

Team colors: Blue and white

We’re thinking: 12-seed

KenPom ranking: 60

RPI: 37

Best win: Florida State (21-9)

Worst loss: Youngstown State (9-21)

Notable stat: Butler is one of the nation's best defensive rebounding clubs, ranked 14th in the nation by kenpom.com.

Most recent tournament history: In case you were under a rock, Butler came within a fraction of an inch of beating Duke for the national championship. Do you get gas heat or electric under that stone? Is there enough parking?

Category: NCAAB
Tags: HORIZ
 
Comments

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:55 am
 

Welcome BACK to the Dance, Butler Bulldogs

Butler should get no more than it earns. There are alot of teams that are "improving."  You could place that tag on half of the schools in the nation. 



Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:07 am
 

Welcome BACK to the Dance, Butler Bulldogs

I think Butler should get at least a 10 or maybe even a 9 seed.
They are improving and they are afterall the returning runners up. Not that last season should count officially but it always does seem to help.


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