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Team Profile: 2008 BracketBuster Recap: Drake 71, Butler 64

When Drake played Butler on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, there was little drama regarding whether either of these teams was facing “Bubble” issues with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. This game was clearly about seeding. The marquee game of BracketBuster weekend lived up to the hype. In a game that made virtually every… more »

Team Profile: 2008 Bracket Buster Preview: Butler vs. Drake

Probable Starters: Drake: Leonard Houston – Sr. 6’3” 14.2 PPG 4 RPG Josh Young – So. 6’1” 15.9 PPG 47% 3 Point Shooting Jonathan Cox – Jr. 6’8” 11.4 PPG 8.4 RPG Klayton Korver – Sr. 6’5” 9.4 PPG 87% FT Shooting Adam Emmenecker – Sr. 6’1” 7.4 PPG 5.9 APG Key Sub: Brent Heemskerk… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

2007 NCAA Tournament: Second Weekend Recap

The 2007 Final Four is set. Florida, UCLA, Georgetown, and Ohio State combine for the lowest cumulative seed count (6) since 1993, when three #1’s and a #2 made it to the third weekend. It’s a fitting cap for a Tournament in which so many outcomes went to the favorites. If this year’s opening round… more »

2007 Sweet 16 Predictions – East and Midwest

EAST No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 5 USC Of Note: Almost everyone figured Texas would cakewalk into this matchup with the Tar Heels (I wasn’t among them, having seen the Trojans on several occasions this year). But Tim Floyd’s crew crashed the party, thanks to a superb defensive effort against D.J. Augustin in a… more »

Butler Bulldogs

General Info: The Butler Bulldogs are a mid-major squad that has been on the national radar since November following their NIT Tip-Off Championship. The Bulldogs opened the season like a house afire, defeating Notre Dame, Indiana, Tennessee, and Gonzaga on their way to the title. Add in a win over Purdue and it’s a pretty… more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

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