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Stevens: We're not dead yet

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08:18 AM ET 02.20 | Don't let the glasses fool you with Brad Stevens. [The] cutthroat part of Stevens relished the challenge when the media started shoveling dirt on the struggling 2011-12 Butler team. This month alone, there was a USA Today headline reading, "At Butler, Glass Slipper Cracks," and one in The New York Times that said, "For Butler, The Road Back Is Bumpy." That has prompted this line from Stevens: "Don't write our obituary until we're dead." ... Butler isn't dead. After starting the season 5-7, the young Bulldogs have slowly evolved into a legit contender to win the Horizon League tournament and advance to their eighth consecutive NCAA tourney. And if they get there, they would be the scariest mid-major team with double-digit losses ever.

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February 20, 2012  08:58 AM ET

So nice...said it twice.

February 20, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Sorry for the double post. I realize Butler can only die once.

Damn Doc. Ruined my smart a.s.s remark!

February 20, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Brad Stevens in his classic Winnie the Pooh pose: 'Think...think...think...'

February 20, 2012  10:36 AM ET

Dead thread....move to Ill or UTX and we'll all care about you again, Brad.

February 20, 2012  11:09 AM ET

They will be soon. They're very ill.

February 20, 2012  12:47 PM ET

The Butler did it.

February 20, 2012  04:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Butler did it.

In the library with a candlestick

February 20, 2012  04:58 PM ET

"poised to win the Horizon League tournament ... and then quickly exit the NCAA tournament." Butler's a dog this year.

February 22, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Having watched the improvement Butler has made you will not find a coach in the country who would be happy to face coach Steven's team in the tournament.

 
February 23, 2012  02:43 AM ET

Butler could sneak into the tournament this year, but as a very low seed and low chances of making it to the championship game 3 years in a row. pretty obvious facts there.

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