BLOG: Blow-by-blow account of Butler-Michigan St.
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• Speaking of the Howard issue, 14 of Butler's 24 shots have been from 3-point range. They took 40 percent of their field goal attempts from 3 on the season, so that's a measure of how Howard's absence impacted the Bulldogs' offense in the first half.
Possible disaster scenario for MSU, with Lucious seemingly hobbled with an ankle issue. Doesn't look serious, but we'll see coming out of the timeout. An injury to Lucious would blow up all expectations of MSU's offense. Would
After a week of hype (and Bulldog feting), the Final Four is upon us. It should be a fascinating pair of contests that could yield any combination of teams advancing to Monday's title game.
The opener should be a test of wills and patience as both Butler and Michigan State are perfectly happy in slow, half-court slogs. Can the Bulldogs keep the long, deep MSU frontcourt off the glass. Will the loss of
A lot of folks are billing the second game as the de facto national championship, but first things first. Can West Virginia win the rebounding duel with surprisingly big and physical Duke? Will
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