The one thing that is made the NCAA Tournament extremely popular over the years and a must watch for even people who don’t follow college basketball is the upset factor and the fact that any team could go the distance and win a national championship. This season we have already seen a couple big upsets as the Louisville Cardinals and the Georgetown Hoyas have already fallen at the hands of lesser opponents, but by far the biggest upset came in the third round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament with the one seeded Pittsburgh Panthers falling to the eighth-seeded Butler Bulldogs.
It is always just a matter of time before one or more of the number one seeds in all four regions fall at the hands of a lower seed. Occasionally, barely ever, all for the number one seeds in the four regions reach the Final Four, but this season that will not be the case as the Butler Bulldogs have done it again started yet another Cinderella story in college basketball.
This was a tight game from start to finish as the Butler Bulldogs weren’t going anywhere and the Pittsburgh Panthers would just simply trying to pull away and advance to the Sweet Sixteen. This game was wrapped in controversy when the final buzzer sounded as to crucial fouls decided the outcome of this game.
Even though it will be debated all week long on whether or not the Butler Bulldogs truly deserved to win this game and advance to the Sweet 16, the fact is they have and the Pittsburgh Panthers will now be going home much earlier than anticipated.
With this win, the Butler Bulldogs will head into the Sweet Sixteen once again where they will face off against the Wisconsin Badgers (4).
- Butler Bulldogs (8) strike again with big upset over Pittsburgh Panthers (1)
- Butler Bulldogs (8) advance to second straight Final Four
- Final Four: Which Cinderella story will move forward as VCU battles Butler
- NCAA National Championship Game: UConn vs. Butler sportsbook odds and predictions
- March Madness: Kansas Jayhawks are huge favorites over the Richmond Spiders in Sweet Sixteen matchup
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