Saturday, April 2, 2011

News On The Horizon 4/2/2011

Getting defensive the goal for both Butler,
'First losers' back for another shot at Final
The Mid-Majority Interview: Ron5Robot--The Mid-Majority
Final Four Teams All Overcame Adversity--Hoopville
NCAA Final Four Game Analysis--Rush The Court
NCAA Tournament Tidbits: 04.01.11--Rush The Court


* Butler has proven this season that last year’s championship run was not a fluke. The leadership of the Bulldogs has been a key in getting back to the championship game.
* Matt Howard has been a star his entire career on and off the court. Howard carries a 3.768 GPA in finance, which is unbelievable considering the amount of time his commitment to basketball consumes.
* Ronald Nored is known for being Butler’s toughest defender, but he is also known for being the nicest guy on the Bulldog roster.
* Matt Norlander thinks that Butler can and should win it all. We think this might be a bit of an overstatement, but if you’re going to go out on a limb, there are far worse things you could do than hitching your wagon to Brad Stevens.

Final Four Preview: No. 8 Butler vs. No. 11 VCU--Ballin' is a Habit
Video: Butler Blue II arrives at Final Four--Eye On College Basketball
Nored well on his way to being next Brad Stevens--Eye On College Basketball
Final Four Preview: VCU vs Butler--Mid-Major Madness
Utah Jazz: Kobe Bryant, Lakers eliminate Jazz from playoff hunt--Deseret News

Because of injuries and fouls, Utah started the fourth with three rookies — Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Jeremy Evans and newcomer Kyle Weaver, who made his Jazz debut three days after playing in the D-League.
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Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz and Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles reach for a loose ball on Friday.
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Derrick Favors of the Utah Jazz and Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles reach for a loose ball on Friday.

"That's what we had," said Corbin, who helplessly watched the Lakers go on a 12-1 run to begin the fourth. "Guys got in foul trouble, so we had to try to buy some minutes there and it backfired on us. They made a good run on us. ... It was a tough situation."

Kragthorpe: Lakers can take credit for Jazz ouster — again--Salt Lake Tribune

What’s more, that meant the bench consisted of Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Weaver and Jeremy Evans.

NCAA Tournament: a look back at the tournament's many surprises--Rumble In The Garden
TV Schedule, 4/2: Final Four (Kentucky-UConn, VCU-Butler)--SB Nation Atlanta
Samsung Fan Poll Results: Who Do SB Nation Readers Want To See Win It All--Blogging the Bracket
Final Four 2011: VCU Basketball Looks To Make History Vs. Butler--SB Nation Washington DC
NCAA Final Four 2011 Predictions: Butler Vs. VCU--SB Nation New York
Dance ticker: Butler's Brad Stevens needs his glasses to see--The Detroit Free Press
Butler will help debut new Evansville
Hayward game day
Experts' Picks: Final Four--Sports Illustrated
Butler opens Evansville's new arena--The Indy Star
Stevens still unbeaten in the glasses--The Indy Star
Determined fans show Butler spirit--The Indy Star
Blue II gets 4-diamond digs in Houston--The Indy Star
Butler's run puts Indy in 4th place for tourney viewing--The Indy Star
Hayward follows Butler, is happy with his decision--The Indy Star
Former Butler stars from all eras reveling in title chase--The Indy Star
Notebook: Butler unfazed by wearing white--The Indy Star
Butler 3-point shooters won't hesitate to go long--The Indy Star
Chemistry of Butler staff has been key--The Indy Star
Kravitz: Defending the 3 isn't child's play--The Indy Star
Once a Cinderella, Butler now faces another upstart--The Indy Star
Butler, police looking out for bootleg merchandise--The Indy Star
Butler scores in the merchandise game--The Indy Star
Better the second time around--Indy Star Butler Insider
Butler Reaps Publicity Value From Final Four

Kowalczyk embraces challenge at Toledo--Green Bay Press Gazette
Women's basketball: UWGB in familiar place with coaching search looming--Green Bay Press Gazette

Tournament Tracker: April 2--Horizon League Network

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