Butler Bulldogs play tonight for college basketball championship

The Butler Bulldogs tonight will get a second chance at the championship game of the NCAA College Basketball  Tournament.  The Bulldogs face the University of Connecticut Huskies at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.  Last year, a Butler half-court shot was inches from going in at the buzzer, which would have delivered a Bulldog win in their first appearance.  This year, the UConn Huskies are looking for their third national championship – last won in 2004.  Butler University President Bobby Fong says the team has reinforced the university’s reputation as a place where students balance athletics with academics.  Fong credits that for the school’s 40 percent increase in student applications.  Tip-off for the game is set for 9:23 PM.


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