Butler Beat Marquette Last Night Thanks to an Amazing Three-Point Buzzer Beater (Video)
College basketball fans were treated to quite an exciting game last night by the Butler Bulldogs and Marquette Golden Eagles at the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
The Butler Bulldogs, of course, took college basketball by storm in 2010 and 2011, making back-to-back appearance in the National Championship Game. In 2012, they suffered a bit of a decline, going just 11-7 in the Horizon League, finishing in 4th place. However, while they failed to make the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs still finished with a respectable 22-15 overall record. And after the season it was announced they would be pushing their move to the more prestigious Atlantic 10 conference, originally scheduled for 2013-14, up to 2012-13.
As for the Marquette Golden Eagles, they weren’t ranked heading into the matchup, but after finishing 10th in the final poll last year, the Big East powerhouse had received some votes for the top 25, and certainly were the favorites coming into their game against Butler.
But if we’ve learned anything about Butler over the past couple of years, it’s that they are not a team that is easily intimidated by being an underdog. So last night, after going down 14-4 early in the game, the Bulldogs clawed their way back. Then, down just two points with only 8 seconds to go, senior Rotnei Clarke hit an improbably three-point buzzer beater to give Butler the victory.
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To answer the question I didn’t ask, this is why college basketball is awesome.