7:07 PM ET, March 25, 2010
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Butler shocks top-seeded Syracuse for school's first regional finals appearance
SALT LAKE CITY -- Willie Veasley glanced up while running back on defense as his 3-pointer bounced high off the rim like so many of Butler's shots had before.
With Syracuse's loss to Butler, the Big East dropped to 2-5 against non-power conference teams in the Sweet 16 since 2000.
|'08||W. Virginia||Xavier||L, 79-75|
|'02||Pitt||Kent State||L, 78-73|
|'02||UConn||So. Illinois||W, 71-59|
• Butler is the first Horizon League school to reach a regional final.
• The Bulldogs extended their win streak to 23 games, the longest active streak in Division I.
• Butler committed seven turnovers, one shy of its season low. Syracuse finished with 18, its most since Feb. 18 against Georgetown.
• The Orange finished the season 6-4 in their last 10 games. They opened the season 24-1.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
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NCAA Mens Tournament
SALT LAKE CITY - MARCH 25: Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs lays up a shot past Andy Rautins #1 of the...(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-52 (.404)||21-48 (.438)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-24 (.250)||7-19 (.368)|
|FT Made-Attempted||15-21 (.714)||10-14 (.714)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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