When the Butler-Davidson bracket buster game was first announced, both of these teams sat high atop of their conferences and looked possible high seeds in the upcoming NCAA tournament. In the past two weeks, much has changed.
Davidson lost to the College of Charleston at home on February 7th and to The Citadel two nights ago. In between, star guard Stephen Curry sprained his ankle, missing the second loss.
Two weeks ago, Butler was 19-1 and ranked 11th in the country. But after losing three Horizon League games since then, the Bulldogs will likely fall out of the Top 25. Coach Brad Stevens has a very young and talented team, starting three freshmen, but their inexperience has crept in recently.