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We’ve seen Butler pull of upsets time and time again under Brad Stevens, to a point where it’s almost expected of them. But Saturday’s thrilling win over #1 Indiana was different, and it was one of Stevens’ finest moments during his tenure at the helm of the Bulldogs. No, Butler is no longer Cinderella in anyone’s mind, or at least they shouldn’t be. They’ve cemented their place as a mid-major power, right there with Gonzaga, Xavier, among others. And in Maui, the Bulldogs showed that they were making it back to to the level that they had been at during their two memorable runs through the NCAA tourney. After beating Marquette on Rotnei Clarke’s ridiculous buzzer-beater, Butler managed to dominate then-#9 North Carolina to advance to the championship game. Once there, they were crushed by Illinois, and the Bulldogs looked more like the team that was given a beating by Xavier during ESPN’s season-opening 24 hours of college basketball. So while they beat North Carolina, we weren’t s...
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