WHEN: January 19th, 9:00 PM EST
WHERE: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Since 1999, there have been two mid-majors that have dominated the college basketball world like nobody else. Gonzaga, which has gone to the past 14 NCAA Tournaments, ranks among the most consistently successful programs in the entire sport and for years were the standard by which all other mid-majors were judged. Butler, however, has taken the torch, as their runner-up finishes in the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Tournaments created a new standard and turned the program into the new darling of college basketball.
Saturday’s matchup will be just the third-ever battle of the Bulldogs, with Butler winning the first game 79-71 in the 2006 NIT Season Tipoff and Gonzaga winning last year’s game 71-55 in Spokane.