NCAA Tournament March Madness

#74 Butler

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Projection: likely out

This Butler squad has certainly shown flashes of capability, with notable wins over teams such as Marquette and a close-knit battle against UConn that shows they can hang with top-tier talent. However, their inconsistency is a major red flag, particularly with losses to teams like Seton Hall and St. John’s, which they needed to win to beef up their resume. The defense isn't as robust as you'd hope for a tournament contender, and despite a fairly efficient offense, they haven't managed to consistently translate that into victories against higher-ranked opposition. Their remaining game against Xavier offers an opportunity to snag another quality win, which is crucial, but as it stands, their portfolio lacks the depth of convincing wins to solidify their case for an at-large bid in the tournament.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6E Michigan323W94-55
11/10SE Missouri St347W91-56
11/13ETSU176W81-47
11/17@Michigan St25L74-54
11/23(N)FL Atlantic28L91-86
11/24(N)Penn St95W88-78
11/26(N)Boise St55W70-56
11/30Texas Tech47W103-95
12/5Buffalo350W72-59
12/9California113W97-90
12/19Georgetown202W74-64
12/23@Providence54L85-75
1/2@St John's35L86-70
1/5Connecticut2L88-81
1/10@Marquette10W69-62
1/13Seton Hall57L78-72
1/16@Xavier51L85-71
1/20DePaul304W74-60
1/23@Georgetown202W90-66
1/27Villanova32W88-81
2/2@Creighton12W99-98
2/6@Connecticut2L71-62
2/10Providence54W75-72
2/13Marquette10L78-72
2/17Creighton12L79-57
2/20@Villanova32L72-62
2/24@Seton Hall57L76-64
2/28St John's35L82-59
3/2@DePaul304W82-63
3/6Xavier5156%