Winner & Losers in Latest Polls--Bleacher Report

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by bobbu64, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. bobbu64

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    Under normal circumstances, a road loss to Tennessee wouldn't have been a bad thing. According to OddsShark.com, Tennessee was actually favored by 1.5 points.

    However, Butler really made a mess of things in the second half.

    After jumping out to a 37-25 lead, the Bulldogs committed turnovers on five of six possessions and went nearly seven minutes without scoring a point. They proceeded to score just seven points in the final eight minutes of the game, letting a three-point lead turn into a 12-point loss.

    It was the type of loss that made voters question whether Butler's season-defining win over North Carolina in November was really just a statement about the weakness of the Tar Heels.

    Butler dropped from No. 15 to No. 23 but will get a chance to redeem itself on Saturday against in-state rival Indiana.
     

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