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Butler sealed the deal with defense

Updated: April 4, 2010, 9:29 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Lucas Oil Stadium was rocking and rolling as the hometown heroes, Brad Stevens' Butler Bulldogs, moved onto the championship game on Monday night.

My friends, it is incredible in this day and age, with the shot clock and the three-point shot, to see a team hold quality opponents below 60 points in five straight tourney games. Butler continued this improbable trend by holding Tom Izzo's squad to just 50. .

The Bulldogs have done it with defense all season long. Only ...

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