Found November 21, 2012 on The Sports Rocker:
Last night, Butler beat North Carolina in basketball. It was a tale of two halves. Butler dominated the first 20 minutes and some of the second half until Carolina made a good run to cut it to a single digit lead. But should we be surprised that Butler beat Carolina?Butler was leading UNC 35-18 at halftime, and built their lead to more than 20 points before Carolina made a valiant comeback. ESPN calls it a "stunning upset." But why? Was it simply because UNC was ranked in the top 10 and Butler isn't ranked at all? It's time to give Butler their due. Butler has made it to two of the last three national championship games, and only lost to Duke by two points. Prior to the 2009-10 championship game, Butler had won 24 straight games, and beat #1 seed Syracuse, #2 seed Kansas State, and #5 seed Michigan State before falling to Duke in the NCAA tournament. In the 2010-11 NCAA tournament, Butler beat #1 seed Pittsburgh, #4 seed Wisconsin, #2 seed Florida, and #11 seed Vir...
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