Great Moments in Tournament History: Butler’s Final Four run

03/11/2015

NCAA Final Four Butler Duke BasketballThe comparisons between the 2010 Butler Bulldogs and the movie Hoosiers were understandable.

Butler plays its home games at Hinkle Fieldhouse, the historic Indianapolis basketball arena where the legend of Hickory High was born when Milan High School won the 1954 state championship. On an April night just down the road at Lucas Oil Stadium, Brad Stevens’ unheralded team found itself just a shot away from upsetting the mighty Duke Blue Devils.

Gordon Hayward’s half-court heave would rim out, but not before the Bulldogs had captured the nation’s attention with their historic run to the final.

Kevin Kugler has the story.

(Listen to Great Moments in Tournament History: Butler makes the championship game)

Westwood One gets you ready for the most exciting three weeks on the sports calender with Great Moments in Tournament History, as we look back on some of the most memorable teams and players in the tournament’s illustrious past.

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