Sunday, March 20, 2011

Butler stuns Pittsburgh after crazy ending in NCAA tournament

An exceptionally well-played game ended on two foul calls in the last two seconds Saturday at Verizon Center.

After the dust settled, Butler senior forward Matt Howard hit the game-winning free throw with 0.8 of a second remaining to seal the eighth-seeded Bulldogs' 71-70 upset of No. 1 seed Pittsburgh.

It took a moment for both teams — as well as the shrieking crowd of Pittsburgh and Butler partisans — to grasp the outcome, because in a two-second span, it appeared that Butler had won, then Pittsburgh had a chance to win; then, with the score knotted at 70, the game seemed destined for overtime.


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