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Old Dominion vs Butler

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9 Old Dominion vs 8 Butler

Butler (23-9) is playing Old Dominion (27-6) in an 8 vs 9 matchup. The game starts at 12:40PM. Butler comes out of the Horizon league; they won their conference tournament to make their 2nd straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Last year, they were the ultimate Cinderella when they came within a shot of winning it all.


Butler has made 5 consecutive NCAA tournaments and are 3-1 in first round tournament games in the past 4 years. The Bulldogs have won 9 straight coming into the tournaments and their last four losses have been by less then 5 points.

odu-vs-butlerOld Dominion has only been to the tournament 3 times in the past 10 years. They have a 1-3 record in the tournament in that time. Their lone win came in last year’s tournament against 6 seed Notre Dame.

The Monarchs have won 9 in a row and 13 of 14. They have played a couple of good non-conference games and can compete against the better teams. They have several wins against other teams that are in the NCAA tournament.

The key to this game is going to be rebounding where Old Dominion has a distinct advantage. The Monarchs are going to win this game 71-63.

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