After watching a pompous bicycling legend ooze with arrogance one day and trying to determine whether Notre Dame's favored son was fraudulent or gullible the next, the nation was in dire need of someone lovable, someone who could help convince us all that there was still morality, a wholesomeness in the sports world. Enter Brad Stevens. Yes, the clean-cut, still baby-faced Brad Stevens.
The Atlantic 10 picked up a big boost when VCU and Butler joined the league immediately -- and it's paying off already. They are the two favorites heading into conference play.
Butler has had so many big moments in the past five years. In terms of big-time wins in the regular season, it's hard to argue anything was as big as what transpired in Indianapolis on Saturday. In fact, history proves it.

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