Tourney Central 3/9/2011 (Day 9)--The Mid-Majority
Three more champions on Tuesday, and we salute them. Two are familiar NCAA names. Oakland repeated as Badlands champions, and 2010 national runners-up Butler shook off a regular season of ups and downs by reclaiming the top spot in the Horizon League. But Championship Fortnight had its first eternal highlight reel moment. Solomon Bozeman of Arkansas-Little Rock hit a game-winning three-pointer to lead the Trojans back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990.
 Butler 59,at  Milwaukee 44
Star of the Game: Matt Howard 18 Pts (7-9 FG, 2-2 FT), 2 Stl
Decisive Run Sends Bulldogs To NCAA Tournament - Butler University broke open a close game with a late 16-1 run in claiming a 59-44 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship Final Tuesday night at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The Panthers (19-13) overcame a slow start and used a scoring run of their own to get back in it, only to see the Bulldogs (23-9) take control down the stretch and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth year in a row. ... via Milwaukee
RTC Bracketology Update: 03.09.11--Rush The Court
Butler’s defeat of Milwaukee opened up another at-large spot which went to Alabama. They are now the last team in.
BYU's Fredette headlines SI.com's national awards, All-Americas--Sports Illustrated
Ten Honorable Mentions
E'Twaun Moore, Purdue; Jon Leuer, Wisconsin; Norris Cole, Cleveland State; Matt Howard, Butler; Brad Wanamaker, Pitt; Dwight Hardy, St. John's; Alec Burks, Colorado; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt; Frank Hassell, Old Dominion; Justin Harper, Richmond.
The Real March Madness: Day 8--Ballin' is a Habit
They were good too:
- Butler Bulldogs
The bulldogs had been written off by most of the country after a mediocre non-conference record and a uncharacteristic three game conference losing streak. But like they have done in season past, the Bulldogs plowed the the Horizon League tournament and are once again back in the NCAA tournament. Butler lost both their regular season games against UW-Milwaukee, but were able to beat the Panthers when it truly mattered. The Bulldogs only trailed once, and except for a five minute scoring drought in the second half, were in complete control of the game. Matt Howard led the way with 18 points and Shelvin Mack chipped in with 14 points.
NIT Bracketology - Seed reshuffling--ChicagoNow.com
Georgia Bulldogs Wednesday Morning NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch--Dawg Sports
As Seth Emerson reminded us, it was for the benefit of teams on the bubble for the Butler Bulldogs to win the Horizon League finals and the Marquette Golden Eagles to lose in the first round of the Big East tournament. Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs got 50 per cent of what they wanted in last night’s roundball action, as Butler beat the Wis.-Milwaukee Panthers, but Marquette advanced to meet the West Virginia Mountaineers on ESPN at 9:00 tonight.
Dancing with the Stars: Butler Bulldogs--Ballin' is a Habit
Jazz’s Al Jefferson sinks last-second tip in to beat Raptors--Salt Lake Tribune
The Jazz then took the court against Toronto (17-47) without injured starters Paul Millsap and Andrei Kirilenko, while five Utah players spent the game sitting on the bench in dress clothes. Rookie Jeremy Evans made his first career start replacing Millsap; recent NBA Development League call-up Marcus Cousin saw action; and the Jazz ran three rookies — Evans, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors — on the court at once.
Defense returns--The Indy Star
Garrett Butcher, take a bow--Victory Firelight
Butler vs Milwaukee: Recap Notes--Butler Blue Fever
Butler Takes Horizon Championship With 59-44 Win Over Milwaukee--Butler Blue Fever
Women’s basketball grabs No. 2 seed--Butler Collegian
Bulldogs Crush Detroit, Advance To HL Semifinal--ButlerSports.com
Bulldogs, Vikings Clash In Friday Semifinal--ButlerSports.com
Cleveland State women top Illinois-Chicago, advance to Horizon semifinals--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Vikings Top UIC, 61-58, Reach 20 Wins for Second Time in School History--csuvikings.com
Vikings Play Butler in League Semifinals--csuvikings.com
Cleveland State's Cole Named to First Team All-District By NABC--Let's Go Vikes!
PRESS RELEASE: Cole Named As One Of 5 Finalists For Cousy Award--Let's Go Vikes!
Cole Named As One Of 5 Finalists For Cousy Award--csuvikings.com
Detroit Downed By Butler In Horizon League Quarterfinals--detroittitans.com
Women's Basketball Eliminated At Cleveland State--uicflames.com
No. 13/11 Green Bay Overwhelms Loyola In Horizon League Quarterfinals--LoyolaRamblers.com
Men's basketball notebook: Brown proves he can be UWGB's building block--Green Bay Press Gazette
Men's basketball: In first season, Wardle sets the tone for program--Green Bay Press Gazette
Watch: Inside Phoenix Basketball: March 8--uwgbathletics.com
Future Phoenix Players Eyeing State Championships--uwgbathletics.com
UWGB women roll over Loyola for program record 30th win--Green Bay Press Gazette
No. 13 UWGB vs. Loyola (Horizon League quarterfinal)--UWGB Basketball
School-Record 30th Win Keeps League Tournament in Green Bay--uwgbathletics.com
Postseason Props: Eichler and Bauer Spark Phoenix in First Half--uwgbathletics.com
No. 13/11 Green Bay Hosts #4 Seed Wright State in Semifinal Friday--uwgbathletics.com
The future – immediate and distant – is bright--PantherU
NIT Bracketology – 3 Days Left--PantherU
Panthers' Slow Start Dooms Dance Hopes, But NIT Bid Secure as Season Moves On--Milwaukee Panther Tracks
Live Blog: Milwaukee @ Wright State (League Quarterfinals)--Panther Blog Zone
Post-Game Wrap-Up: Milwaukee @ Wright State (League Quarterfinals)--Panther Blog Zone
Panthers' Season Ends In Fierce Quarterfinal Showdown--uwmpanthers.com
Lazerus: Valpo lobbying to be NIT-picked--The Post-Tribune
WSU's Davis aids in team's record-tying win--Dayton Daily News
WSU women tie D-I record for wins, advance in league tournament--Wright State University Sports
Raiders win Horizon League tourney game--Fairborn Daily Herald
Women reach HL semifinals with win over Milwaukee--The Guardian
Commentary: Bradbury, Raiders not scared of Green Bay--The Guardian
WSU recruit helps team advance to state quarterfinals--Wright State University Sports
Women Rally for 63-58 Win Over Milwaukee in Horizon League Quarterfinals--wsuraiders.com
Women's basketball closes season of rebuilding--The Jambar
Top four continue in search of Horizon League title--Horizon League Network
Photo Gallery: Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship--Horizon League Network
Sextet of Players Earn NABC All-District Honors--Horizon League Network