Butler, home to 4,200 students, defeats Michigan State, home to 42,000 students.
For a while in the second half I thought nobody was ever going to hit a field goal again, but each team finally did. It sure wasn’t pretty. Look at the box score: Butler shot 30.6% from the floor, MSU shot 42.9%. From the three-point line they weren’t any better: Butler shot 23.8%, MSU 36.4%. So how did Butler win? Free throws (Butler, 17-24 for 70.8%; MSU 10-18 for 55.6%) and turnovers (MSU gave it up 16 times, Butler only 8).
Now the Bulldogs move on to play the winner of Duke – West Virginia. I’ll pick WVU, just for fun.