Saturday, April 2, 2011

Butler is in the National title game for the second year in a row. Does this ease the pain if you're a Pitt fan?

I think it's safe to say that Butler was underseeded as the 8th seed in this year's Men's basketball NCAA Southeast region. They knocked off a pretty decent Old Dominion team in the first round, then they went on to upset the Panthers, who were seeded number 1, in the second round, the Wisconsin Badgers, seeded 4th, in the 3rd round, and then the Florida Gators who were the 2nd seed in the Southeast Region Finals to make it to their second-straight Final Four.

Tonight, in the national semi-finals, they may have faced their weakest opponent in VCU, a team that had to participate in a play-in game and were the 11th seed out of the Southwest bracket.

The Butler Bulldogs have advanced to their second-straight National Title game and will face the winner of the UConn-Kentucky matchup.

So, if you're a Pitt fan, does this take the sting out of that disappointing loss two weeks ago or does this make you even more disgusted and wondering "What could have been?"

I personally feel that Butler should have been seeded higher and when I saw that they were a potential second round matchup for the Panthers, I was a bit concerned. Now that they've advanced as far as they have, I actually feel a little better about Pitt's early exit. I don't think it's as huge an upset as it initially appeared to be.

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