Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
In the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship game Monday night, Butler shot a record low 19% from the floor in a 53-41 loss to Connecticut.
John Madden told the KCBS morning crew Monday the team’s success is a result not only of excellent coaching, but superb recruiting as well.
Some of the most jaw dropping moments in sports come during skills tests like golf long drive competitions or a home run hitting contests, but as John Madden points out, that individual skill doesn’t always translate into a successful pro career.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s are back in the Bay Area after spring training in the desert, and will meet in exhibition games this week. Madden notes the Giants’ playoff run and World Series effectively extended their season by a month.
Matt Howard opened the second half with 10 straight points and finished with 27, leading Butler to an 83-50 rout of Stanford on Saturday.