Honestly Butler had a good game plan and executed well yesterday. I haven't seen enough of butler this year to have much of a comment beyond that....not surprisingly with X being trash I've taken a bit of a step back from CBB in general. But I think Brunk/Baldwin/Tucker all looked really good. Brunk had a bit of a tough go with the Hankins/Jones combo, but he's had a huge transformation from a year ago- you can already see where he'll contend for an all league guy by his senior year. I think what might be difficult for some of you- is Butler has always been one of those teams where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I think largely that was due to great coaching and getting the most out of your players. Stevens and Holtman were obviously two very special coaches. LaVall isn't there- but that doesn't mean he can't be a very good coach in the Big East. The most concerning thing to me would be him getting absolutely outcoached in the final 4 minutes, cintas center helped for sure....but this X team is not good. And to come back from down 10 under 4 minutes left is a tall order. JP and Blueitt aren't coming in and hitting 3 3s anymore...but if he can look in the mirror and acknowledge his mistakes and learn from them there's nothing to say he can't improve as a coach. That paired with the obvious upgrade in talent he's after and there's no reason to think he can't keep the balling rolling with how butler has been the last 4 years.