NCAA March Madness 2010: Butler Ends Murray State’s Cinderella Shuffle

Posted by adam biggers on March-20-2010 Add Comments

Despite getting minimal point production from its bench (three), the Horizon League champion Butler Bulldogs ended Murray State's Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament, by hanging on by the skin of its teeth, 54-52.

Butler guard Ronald Nored blazed toward the rack, sinking his shot, and drawing the foul in the most important possession of the game. Nored scored a game-high 15 points. Gordon Hayward added 12, Shelvin Mack finished with 11, and Willie Veasley contributed eight to the Bulldogs' offense.

And that was that for the Racers.

In a game that many felt was Murray State's to lose—the Racers did. After toppling fourth seeded Vanderbilt in the first round, B.J. Jenkins and company had all of Kentucky cheerin...

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