Looking for a Butler sequel in 2011
Three teams have the right profile for a deep run next season
Monday night's men's championship battle between Butler and Duke scored the highest ratings the event has seen in more than a decade. Coach Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils brought pedigree, but the local Bulldogs injected the fairy-tale spirit of the Big Dance. With Butler's Cinderella run to the final, we were inevitably peppered with references to Hickory High of the movie "Hoosiers." But as Gordon Hayward's desperate half-court heave clanged off the backboard, the Bulldogs fell painfully short of realizing the film's storybook ending.
So, will there be a sequel next year?
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