Saturday, April 3, 2010

Butler advances to their First Title Game

(5) Butler beats (5) Michigan State 52-50 in a last second thriller to give Butler their first ever Championship appearance.

Gordon Hayward leads the way with 19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

With the score 50-49 Michigan State's Draymond Green was driving to the basket when Gordon Hayward stepped in and made Green take and awkward shot which missed and was rebounded by Butler forcing Michigan State to foul. They hit both free pointers and finished off the game 52-50.

After being down by 3 with a minute left in the first half Shelvin Mack hit a 3 pointer to tie it at the half. In the second half Butlers offense slowed down but rebounded and their defense was great.

Michigan State's problem was foul trouble as their most electrifying player that game was Green who fouled out at the end of the game.

27 year old Butler coach Brad Stevens will now lead his Butler Bulldogs into the National Championship to play the winner of the West Virginia/Duke game.

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