NCAA Tournament Recap- 2nd Round Saturday Part 2

5. Butler over 13. Murray State (54-52)

  • Murray State wouldn’t go away, but it was Butler’s Ronald Nored’s three-point play with 25.4 away that raced the Racers away.
  • Butler went small in the 2nd half because Matt Howard was plagued with foul trouble.  The Bulldogs outscored Murray State 32-26 in the 2nd half.
  • Butler extends their winning streak to 22, the nation’s longest.
  • Game Rating- 3*

6. Tennessee over 14. Ohio (83-68)

  • Unlike Georgetown, Tennessee actually played defense en route to an easy victory.
  • It’s the 3rd sweet sixteen appearance for Tennesee out of the last 4 years.
  • Tennessee absolutely annihilated the Bobcats in the paint 55-12.  J.P. Prince had 18, while Scotty Hopson put in 17.
  • Game Rating- 1*
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