Butler Final Four?

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by SnoopDawg, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. SnoopDawg

    SnoopDawg Well-Known Member

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    I don't want us to get ahead of ourselves, but it's nice to see Butler being mentioned by of all people, ESPN, as a final four candidate. Figured some of you would enjoy this read. They talk about our star KB, whom some of you are pretty disgruntled with, but I'm sure happy to have him.

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b.../how-identify-final-four-teams-christmas-week

    Other side note, currently on DraftKings Sportsbook the odds of us making the final four are +650. I got us at +7500 on 10/6 though :p
     
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  2. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    ESPN seems to be bit friendlier with the coverage this season.

    Almost like the Big East TV rights are going to hit the market soon and a certain network may want to pick them up...
     
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  3. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It's way too early, but I do like Butler getting some positive coverage.
     
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  4. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

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    Agree, something is slippery there. ESPN has hated on the BE for years.

    Here was one line that stood out to me as interesting: "During the tournament's history, 81.1% of Final Four teams have been a 4-seed or better". Maybe we're sharing the limited amount of respect they give Nova each year since BU is on the right side of "tournament history" at the moment.
     
  5. MIBulldog

    MIBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yeah, I don't even wanna go there......yet!
     
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  6. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    I can see it happening particularly if Derek Smits averages over twenty minutes a game because that says he has taken minutes from Goldin and Nze who have been outstanding
     
  7. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    I'll echo that it is too early to have this conversation but the four letter needs clicks and we're all bored at this point.....so....This defense has the making of one that can go beast mode and shut teams down for two straight weeks, even quality teams. Baylor is one of the best teams in the country and we held them to 53.

    For Butler it will be all about match ups, they go up against a mediocre or meh 3 ball team, you are not beating us. But there are some match ups where the three looks will come to haunt. It's why I think the Nova match up is a bad one. They aren't just dynamite (36.2%) but they launch away and can get very warm. But that's really the only team, other than at Creighton, that worries me. I'm confident other than that, which is scary.

    Conference play right around the corner, get out of the gates quickly.
     
  8. theenforcer13

    theenforcer13 #barlowing

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    “I don’t want us to get ahead of ourselves...”

    Creates thread about Butler in the F4 on 12/26
     
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  9. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    If we played Baylor on a neutral court next week, we'd win by ten - and they are a final four candidate as well.
     
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  10. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    100%. That game, even as a loss, put the most confidence in me that we are for real. And honestly we should have won that game. But anyway, yes, I like the match up for sure. And it's why no big east team outside of Nova really concerns me. I think we can accomplish 11-7 or 12-6. There will be off nights for sure. But we should win plenty more than we lose. It all starts NYE.
     
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  11. SnoopDawg

    SnoopDawg Well-Known Member

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    ESPN created the article, I'm just sharing it because:

    1. This is a board about Butler basketball and the article clearly talks about our basketball team.
    2. It's interesting that ESPN cares about Butler for once.
    3. They point out our STAR Kamar Baldwin and I knew that would hurt your feelings.
     
  12. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    Put your ding dongs back in your pants. It's all good. Interesting take for sure and technically we're kinda half way through the slate so having a take on who may look like potential FF teams is just fine. I wish someone other than the four letter wrote it, but, oh well.

    I respect the four letter as much as Boo's turds, but, it is nice to see a national pundit that despises the big east recognize our accomplishments to date and make it a point to discuss it. We're making waves. The world is noticing.
     
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  13. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Warning! Illusions of grandeur can cause premature regurgitation.
     
  14. Bulldogs260

    Bulldogs260 Well-Known Member

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    Butler could easily make a run with there defense especially if they get the right matchups in the bracket


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  15. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Hadn't thought about that, but it sounds so logical it might be true - I know some don't like the UCONN addition, but it does raise the TV profile another notch - and maybe the BEast is an underpriced property.
     
  16. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Right. The Big East TV revenue is about to grow significantly, regardless of who’s paying for it. I think it’ll all go down in the spring.


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  17. kmacker69

    kmacker69 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Way too early for it, but we're getting slotted into as a 2 seed on most brackets and there aren't many teams that I don't think we at lest hang with and have a chance to win at the end... Still want to see a few more games before I get too hyped up, but when ESPN and CBSsports start to put you in the conversation, it's hard not to at least acknowledge that it's a possibility. I like that a lot better than talking about the NIT! ;)
     
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  18. FRENCH DAWG

    FRENCH DAWG Well-Known Member

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    Final Four? How about Freakin National Champions! There’s a lot of bite in our Bulldogs this year.


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  19. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

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    Only thing is, Disney/ABC/four letter just bought the rights to sec football for like 300 million. I'm not sure they'd be looking to take much on now. FOX can play now in that sand box and with the addition of UCONN I cannot see them letting their grip loose with the big east. Then again, money talks.

    I still can't believe those pricks got the rights to my sec. Shoot me in the testicle ass.
     
  20. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member

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    I know our team is good; better than we could have hoped for this year. And its easy to say we have Final Four potential, just as it is easy to say the same for a number of teams. However, final fours are never a realistic goal, even in our best years. Just look at the number of lucky bounces, calls, and clutch shots it took even in the golden years under Stevens. Every year there are a dozen or so teams who are "Final Four" good who never get there due to the nature of March Madness. Hell, I thought in 2013 butler was a lock for another FF run, but Marquette blew the game against Davidson, and then we blew the game against them, all while that bracket was wide open for the taking.

    And honestly I feel like this team still has a lot to prove in BEast play before I will even consider the FF this year.
     

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