Sunday, April 3, 2011
After two thrilling Final 4 games, the NCAA national title game is set. The Butler Bulldogs continue their second consecutive Cinderella run, as they will face off against the UConn Huskies. The championship game will take place tomorrow night at 8:23.
To get to the title game, Butler had to play a rare role as the favorite against the upstart VCU rams. The Bulldogs were able to overcome several early deficits and wear down the Rams in the second half en route to a 70-62 victory. Butler now has another chance at a national title, a ridiculous feat for a small school that entered this year's tournament as an 8 seed. After coming up just short last year against Duke, the Bulldogs get one more chance to complete one of the most memorable runs in NCAA history.
Standing in Butler's way are the UConn Huskies and the dangerous Kemba Walker. UConn held on to beat Kentucky, 56-55, and now have an opportunity to hand coach Jim Calhoun his third national title. Walker is good enough for UConn to beat anybody, and if he heats up in the title game, Butler will be in trouble. The championship game should be a thrilling end to what has been one of the wildest and most unpredictable NCAA tournaments ever.
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