Butler fills a void left by Temple, which will join the Big East. The only team farther west in the conference is Saint Louis.
On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was.
Bulldogs proved to much for VCU to handle in semifinals, 70-62
#8 seed topples #2 Florida 74-71
Upset specialists Butler, Marquette and Virginia Commonwealth have made it through, setting up another potential mid-major breakthrough.
The conference that placed a record 11 teams into the 64-team field ended up with only two among the last 16.
Announcers said game had the craziest final 7 sec. they’d ever seen.
Schedule strength and road wins get more credit than margin of victory, and finishing strong matters.