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The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after beating the Missouri State Bears 68-45. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball

03/21/2014

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Butler Defeats DePaul 79-46

Alex Barlow scored a career-high 19 points to lead Butler to a 79-46 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.

03/06/2014

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Former Illini Assistant Brandon Miller Named Head Coach At Butler

On Saturday, the Bulldogs announced they were promoting recently hired assistant coach Brandon Miller as Brad Stevens’ replacement. The decision came three days after Stevens surprised everyone by taking the head job with the Boston Celtics.

07/06/2013

Jimmy Butler dunks on Chris Bosh. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bulls End Historic Heat Run

Forget respectable, on a unseasonably cool evening in Chicago the Bulls cooled the Heat off and snapped the second longest winning streak the NBA has ever seen, in an environment that hasn’t been seen lately during home Bulls games.

“The atmosphere – the crowd was crazy into it and it was a competitive environment” Luol Deng said of Wednesday night’s setting at United Center.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Cleanthony Early celebrates after Wichita State defeated No. 1 Gonzaga.   (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Upsets Not What They Used To Be

Despite the popularity of the clichéd, post-victory cry, nobody really “shocks the world.”

CBS Chicago–03/24/2013

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Smith’s Double-Double Leads Butler To 68-56 Win

Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

03/21/2013

Carlos Boozer. (Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski’s Bulls Notebook: Boozer, Fellow-Bigs Huge Against Golden State

“In my eyes he’s an All-Star, he’s an All-Star this year and he’s having an All-Star type season” Tom Thibodeau said of Carlos Boozer prior to Friday’s contest.

670 The Score–01/25/2013

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Butler Defeats Northwestern 74-65

Smith, the Bulldogs’ 6-foot-11 senior center, scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half.

12/09/2012

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Van Wijk’s 18 Help Valparaiso Defeat Butler 71-59

Kevin Van Wijk hit 8 of 9 shots and scored 18 points Friday night, leading Horizon League champion Valparaiso past Butler 71-59 and denying the Bulldogs a chance to clinch second place.

02/24/2012

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Smith Leads Butler Past Loyola 63-57

Andrew Smith’s double-double helped Butler hand Loyola of Chicago its seventh straight loss in a 63-57 decision Saturday.

01/21/2012

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Butler Outlasts Illinois-Chicago 57-49

The Bulldogs shot 38 percent while UIC made just 33 percent of its outside shots.

01/19/2012

Brandon Knight

Thompson: The Five Best Moments Of The Tourney

As I struggled to watch a Butler-UConn national championship game completely devoid of made baskets, I thought what a shame it is that a historic, drama-filled NCAA tournament would end this way.

04/06/2011

Matt Howard

Thompson: The Five Worst Moments Of The Tourney

As I struggled to watch a Butler-UConn national championship game completely devoid of made baskets, I thought what a shame it is that a historic, drama-filled NCAA tournament would end this way.

04/05/2011

NCAA Men's Final Four

Seeding Is Where Selection Committee Needs Help

The NCAA Championship game on Monday night was supposed to be the culmination of a tournament filled with upsets and buzz beaters.

670 The Score–04/05/2011

NCAA Men's Championship Game

Wisch: The Worst Thing About The NCAA Title Game? Its Start Time

Believe it, or not, the basketball wasn’t the most sleep-inducing part of last night’s NCAA national championship game.

04/05/2011

NCAA Men's Championship Game - Butler v UConn

Bernstein: What The Hell Was That?

Death penalty for college basketball. For a year, at least. Shut the whole thing down and reboot it, and maybe when we power it back up it’s all fixed, sorta like a DVR.

670 The Score–04/05/2011

Kemba Walker

UConn Tops Butler, Wins National Championship

Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.

04/04/2011

Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant

Thompson: Why I Hope Butler Wins

No matter what happens during Monday night’s NCAA championship game, one school will have a fitting ending to an incredible tournament run.

04/04/2011

Butler Bulldogs

Bernstein: Butler Has Become Annoying

If the Butler Bulldogs win the national title, will they please leave?

670 The Score–04/04/2011

Shawn Vanzant

VCU’s Run Ends, Butler Advances To Championship

Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench with eight second-half points in the Final Four on Saturday night,

04/02/2011

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