NCAA Tournament: Butler Bulldogs vs. Syracuse Orange West Region Semifinal

Posted by Kevin Berger on March-25-2010 Add Comments

Syracuse is coming off of two woodshed games against the likes of Gonzaga and Vermont. Vermont was a No. 16 seed afterthought and Gonzaga lacked the requisite physicality in the paint to compete with Syracuse.

Plus, Syracuse shot the eye out of the basketball. When the Orange do that, they’re tough to compete with, even if star post Arinze Onuaku is out, which he will be again against Butler.

As for the Bulldogs of Butler, they struggled against UTEP’s athleticism before running away with that opening-round ballgame using dead-eye shooting of their own in the second half.

Against Murray State, Butler had to go to a small lineup with star wing Gordon Hayward as the 5, surrounding him with four g...

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