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Butler and Graves rely on Sweet 16 experience to win

Originally Published: December 29, 2007
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois is an incredibly scary place for basketball-playing visitors, and it's not only because of the always-packed SIU Arena and its deafening "Dawg Pound." The omens of doom begin when you exit the interstate toward Carbondale -- the road is unlucky Highway 13, and the giant Saluki paws painted on the road begin five miles out from campus. No wonder SIU has only lost four games there since the start of the 2001-02 season.

Actually, make that five. ...

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