2011 NCAA Tournament: How Butler Advanced To the Final Four Once Again

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2011 NCAA Tournament: How Butler Advanced To the Final Four Once Again
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No longer can Butler be called a Cinderella team.

For the second year in a row, Butler, a school with a total enrollment of 4,200 students, advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament, defeating the Florida Gators in overtime, 74-71.

Once again, 34-year-old head coach Brad Stevens guided his team with brilliant strategy and his group of players put together a performance of steely proportions in the five-minute overtime.

It was the 13th-straight win for the Bulldogs, a team that once again proved that it may not necessarily be the best team that wins the NCAA tournament, but the hottest.

Butler will take on Virginia Commonwealth game in a national semifinal next Saturday.

Here are the five biggest keys to the Butler win over the Florida Gators.

For continuing coverage of March Madness and the NCAA tournament, follow Doug on Twitter @Sports_A_Holic.

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