Two great games and two lopsided games to bring us to 8 teams. The games today were not as exciting as last night's games but still provided plenty of storylines and entertainment.
#7 South Carolina Destroys #3 Baylor
Final Score: 70-50
Headline: What in tarnation?
MVP: Sindarius Thornwell (24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists,
#1 North Carolina vs. #4 Butler
Storyline: What is the status of Joel Berry's ankle?
The Tar Heels are on their revenge tour after the heart breaking loss in the National Championship game last season. Luckily, the Tar Heels do not have to worry about Kris Jenkins but they do have to
NCAA Tournament Preview: #4 Butler vs #13 Winthrop
March 16th at 1:30, TNT
March Preview: Butler Bulldogs
March Preview: Winthrop Eagles
Player to Watch: Kelan Martin (16.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.1 APG)
Martin has been the Dawgs’ leading scorer all season and has come up big against tournament-caliber teams. In their win
The Dawgs are knocked out of the Big East Tournament by a recovering Xavier team in the second round. The 2 seeded Bulldogs end a stellar conference season, in a slightly disappointing fashion, but turn their eyes towards the real prize: the NCAA championship.
Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett carried the load for
Butler takes on Xavier in Madison Square Garden for their first game of the Big East Tournament at 7 ET. This is the third meeting of the season for these two conference rivals. Butler won both of those matchups. Will this game be the same old, same old, for the
The Dawgs add another big road win to their regular season schedule as they take the W over rival Xavier in Cincinnati. In what turned out to be a tight game with tons of lead changes, Butler pulled it out in the end.
The Bulldogs were led offensively by Kelan Martin,
Butler travels to Cincinnati to take on their conference rivals, the previously ranked Xavier Musketeers. Butler has looked hot and is coming off of a big win against the defending champions Villanova. Xavier on the other hand has lost their last four (three of them by double digits).
In their last
Butler is a team that has looked insanely strong at times this season, but has taken some rough losses along the way. This will be Butler’s 15th tournament appearance (third straight under coach Chris Holtmann) but the Dawgs have still never won it all.
Defense has been a strength of Butler’s,
Butler came, Butler saw, Butler conquered. The Dawgs came into the Pavilion in Philadelphia to complete the sweep of the defending champs in the same fashion that they beat them at home. Butler took control of the pace of the game and pulled away late in the second half to
Butler travels to Villanova to take on the Big East best Wildcats for the second time this season. A Butler win means another upset for the Dawgs. A Nova win means that they clinch the regular season Big East championship.
In their last meeting, Butler came up with a massive