Final Four 2011: 10 Keys to Victory for Shelvin Mack and Butler

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Final Four 2011: 10 Keys to Victory for Shelvin Mack and Butler
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March Madness has brought together two of the most unlikely teams in the Final Four. Everyone wants to talk about how these teams made it, when in reality, we need to talk about what team will win it. There are many keys to the game that will decide the outcome.

The favorite of the two, Butler, looks to continue another cinderella season against VCU. The Bulldogs will have their hands full against the hot shooting Rams of VCU.

Butler head coach Brad Stevens has guided Butler to consecutive Final Four appearance. Stevens has his crew playing smart, concise basketball that comes straight out of the textbook.

Under the veteran leadership of Shelvin Mack and Matt Howard, Butler has trumped Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and Florida.

Talk about a heck of a run for the Bulldogs.

However, the work isn't done yet. Butler squares off against an even bigger cinderella team in VCU, meaning they will be the favorites for the first time this tournament.

So what will it take for Butler to make another title game appearance? Here are the 10 keys to the game for Butler.

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