Monday, April 4, 2011

Hats off to the Bulldogs!

I had high hopes indeed for Butler going into tonight's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game against the University of Connecticut. Alas, those hopes were dashed as the Bulldog shots kept clanging off the rim the entire game. I'm not sure that I've ever seen a team that relies on shooting and defense have as poor a shooting night as Butler did tonight. The second half was downright ugly if you were cheering for Butler. It's not like UConn really played much better, but their height advantage really showed over the course of the game. When your shots keep getting blocked, it can get into your head to the point where every time you go up you wonder where the hand is going to come from.

However, my hat is still off to the Bulldogs. When a school from a mid-major conference (the Horizon) and an enrollment of just about 8000 students can make it to the championship game in two straight years, there is cause for celebration. So here's to coach Brad Stevens and the Mighty Bulldogs!

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