Butler Bulldogs Make for March Madness Cinderella

Aaron Schwartz@AaronSchwartzBRCorrespondent IMarch 17, 2008

The team went a spectacular 29-3 on the year, and is ranked in the top 10. 

I'm not even sure they should be considered a Cinderella team if they make a run in the tournament, but with a No. 7 seed, Butler has been shown no love. 

I'm here to change that.

Butler is an elite team that gets everybody into the action.  They have four players who average double digits in points per game in Mike Green, A.J. Graves, Matt Howard, and Pete Campbell. 

With the lack of a lone superstar, there is no way to take this team out of a game, other than to outplay them man for man.

Butler is full of talented players with a solid core of seniors who know how to get the job done and win.

Freshman Matt Howard is the key to the Bulldogs' success.  He has turned up his shooting in the latter half of the season, shooting above 50 percent from the field in the past 18 games. 

Over the season, he has developed in all aspects of the game.  He has learned patience on defense, only fouling out once in the past 21 games after fouling out of four of the first 11.

With a group of strong and experienced seniors leading the way and some freshly developed talent backing them up, Butler is ready to make a run in this year's tournament. 

They have their first round match against South Alabama on Friday.

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