I am getting sick and tired of people saying this was the worst national championship game of all time. UCONN completely dominated the Cinderella Butler Bulldogs. I guess I am not that surprised. Sure Butler played like trash, but A big reason why is because UCONN’s interior D was outstanding. UCONN’s length and athleticism gave Butler fits all night. BUTLER HAD 2 POINTS IN THE PAINT FOR THE ENTIRE GAME. It was a typical dominating performance from a Big East team.
Credit UCONNS big men for completely dominating the painted area. Mid-way through the second half, every time a Butler player drove into the lane, they were scared for their lives. They were getting their shit thrown every time they entered the paint. It completely turned them into a jump shooting team. They took so many terrible contested deep three’s. Matt Howard was also turned into a non-factor. Heck of a job by UCONN on D.
Congrats to the UCONN Huskies. You played in the best conference, going against the toughest competition in the country and it showed come tourney time. Enjoy your parade through shitty Hartford, CT.
Look at you Butler Bulldogs. You just made your second National Championship game in two years. That is extremely impressive. You have a 34 year old coach, your best player is an awkward looking white dude, and you come from
French Lick Indianapolis, Indiana’s, Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. They are the new Cinderella men in College Hoops, replacing everyone’s favorite bracket busters, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
I am pulling for Butler to take down UCONN tonight. I love the Big East, but I want to see a mid-major win it all. Players aren’t leaving mid-majors early to go to the pro’s. They have teams laden with seniors and juniors. Give me that experience over some 18-19 year old punk that thinks he is better than he is(unless his name is Carmello Anthony or Kevin Durant).
I can’t wait to watch the Shelvin Mack vs. Kemba Walker match-up. They are going to go at it tonight. Matt Howard may be the Bulldogs leader, but Mack is their top scorer, and will be the one chasing Kemba “Mr. Big Nuts” Walker around. Whoever wins that battle, will probably win the National Championship. No Pressure there.
Tonight’s game pits 34 year old Brad Stevens vs. all-time great Jim Calhoun. Calhoun obviously gets the nod here, but it is tough to discount what Stevens has done with Butler. One coach is playing for the respect of every mid-major out there. The other is playing for his third NCAA Title and Immortality in the college game. There is a lot at stake for both of these fine coaches tonight.
I think UCONN is going to win it tonight. Kemba is just to unflappable to be stopped. Final Score: 66 – 63. Another classic title game…Get a clue NCAA Football!