NCAA Basketball Tournament 2011: Butler Beats Florida in Overtime

Has the term March Madness ever been more appropriate?

Everyone’s favorite underdog, the Butler Bulldogs, unseat the favored Florida Gators on Saturday night in a stunning overtime upset. Senior Shelvin Mack, the unquestioned leader of Butler’s team now, led the team with 27 points including five in overtime to send Butler to its second straight Final Four appearance.

Florida did all it could to move on to the next round, but they simply could not last another overtime game against a scrappy opponent. Center Vernon Macklin was virtually unstoppable for the Gators in the post, but Butler had just enough to overcome him and the Gators.

Neither team had a very stellar shooting performance, especially on Butler’s side where they were ice cold from three point range.

Butler will move on to the Final Four and face the winner of Kansas and VCU.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.