Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Final Four Profile: Butler
The Butler Bulldogs are the first team since the old-school Runnin' Rebels of UNLV in the early 90s to make back-to-back Final Four appearances coming from a school outside of the members of the BCS Power Six Conferences.
Who is Butler, anyway?
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Head Coach: Brad Stevens
Key Players: Shelvin Mack, Matt Howard, Andrew Smith, Ronald Nored, Shawn Vanzant
NBA alums: 4, but Gordon Hayward is the first one since the NBA-ABA merger.
Other famous alums: Bobby Plump (of "Hoosiers" fame), Thad Matta (men's basketball coach at Ohio State), Jim Jones (cult leader of the People's Temple, whose members committed suicide in Guyana)
Road to Final Four: Old Dominion, Pitt, Wisconsin, Florida