3:20 PM ET, March 20, 2010
HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, CA
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Butler's Gordon Hayward instinctively left his man for a double-team, deflected a freshman's desperate pass and slammed Murray State's storybook shut.Those rip-roaring Racers were awfully close to a second straight bracket-busting upset before the tournament-tested Bulldogs reminded them which small school almost always plays big in March.
How(ard) They Did It
With big man Matt Howard on the bench for much of the second half with four fouls, Butler went small and played four guards with slender forward Gordon Hayward as the fifth player on the floor. The Bulldogs outscored Murray State 32-26 over the final 20 minutes.
|With Howard||Without Howard|
NCAA Mens Tournament
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 20: Guard Isaiah Canaan #3 of the Murray State Racers goes up for a shot against the Butler...(Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-44 (.432)||18-50 (.360)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-12 (.417)||11-19 (.579)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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