Butler-Syracuse: Tale of the Tape

Posted by Paul Gotham on March-24-2010 Add Comments

Setting : Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City is the location for the West Regional semifinal battle between Brad Stevens and his No. 5 seed Butler Bulldogs (30-4) and Jim Boeheim’s No. 1 seed Syracuse Orange (30-4).

Plot : Horizon League faces off with the Big East for a spot in Saturday’s regional final.

Sub-plot : Syracuse will go without center Arinze Onuaku. The senior injured his right leg during the Big East tournament. Butler has not lost a game since December—a streak that covers 22 games.

Flashback : Butler and Syracuse have only met once before, with the Bulldogs coming out on top. Brandon Miller scored 15 and Thomas...

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