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What do you think about the Bulldogs’ match up against Florida? We’ve done our homework and gathered the dish on our Gator opponents. Here’s what we’re up against: [cincopa AcOAyh6N45we]
Assistant Sports Editor Lance Rinker and Staff Writer Matt Rhinesmith blog the game live from Butler The game tips off at 4:30 p.m., but we’ll start giving you the inside scoop at 4:15 p.m., giving you ample time to hype up for the big game. ELITE 8: BUTLER VS. FLORIDA
While the No. 8-seeded Butler men’s basketball team practiced, scouted and recuperated, Butler students proved that fandom knows no bounds.
Today is a slow day for the No. 8-seeded Butler men’s basketball team. Some were pretending to be members of the media, while others were ready to go back to bed.
Although the Bulldogs and Gators may have met twice in past NCAA tourney’s, the schools couldn’t be more different. And, sure, while they might have two national championship titles on us, Butler is the only team from last year’s tournament that’s still up for the big win. Click and drag the chart to see how…
Butler advances to the Elite 8 after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 61-54. Photos by Maria Porter. [cincopa AABAnjamyloV]
During Butler’s Sweet 16 game against No. 4-seed Wisconsin, former Butler men’s basketball player LaVall Jordan tweeted, “THE GAME HONORS TOUGHNESS.”