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Butler advances to Championship Game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Butler has reached the national title game
the same way it got into Saturday's national semifinal - by
changing the script.

Despite poor shooting, losing two players to injuries and having
only two players reach double figures, all anomalies for the
Bulldogs, Butler beat Michigan State at its own game for a 52-50
victory.

The result was as shocking as how the Bulldogs did it.
Guard Shelvin Mack watched the closing seconds from the
sideline. Matt Howard left briefly in the second half after a
violent collision with two other players.

Butler shot just 30.6 percent from the field and made just one
basket in the final 12:18 of the game.

The Bulldogs will face either Duke or West Virginia for the
national championship Monday night.


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