Saturday, April 3, 2010
52-50. Butler over Michigan State. Bulldogs over The Spartans. Welcome home Butler. The Bulldogs continue their run to the NCAA D1 College Basketball Championship by squeaking by the Michigan State Spartans 52-50. The outcome of the game was never predictable. It was a back and forth contest that was led most of the first and opening minutes of the second half by the Spartans. But, the hometown heroes took the lead with just over 10 minutes left in the game and held on. Both teams scored a total of 17 points collectively in the final 10 minutes. The free throw shooting of Butler proved to be a deciding factor with senior guard Ronald Nored hitting 2 key freebies with 6 seconds left to put the Bulldogs up by 3. Whats next for Butler? Either the West Virginia Mountaineers or the Duke Blue Devils. Both teams would be worthy opponents for the Bulldogs, but the game WVU and Duke should be fun to watch.