Michigan State vs. Butler: Clash of the 5 seeds

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By Paul M. Banks

In the first national semifinal game, last year’s “home team” in the Final Four takes on this year’s “home team” in the Final Four. Although to be fair, Butler will have an advantage of being much closer to a true “home-court advantage” than State did in Detroit.

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Gordon Heyward proves Butler is NOT real life “Hoosiers”

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By Paul M. Banks

INDIANAPOLIS- Now that Butler is back home to face Michigan State in the Final Four, a lot of people are describing the Butler Bulldogs, the first University to play in a Final Four they’re hosting since 1972, as “real life Hoosiers” or “this year’s Cinderella.”

Both are blatantly inaccurate.

These Bulldogs are much more like the 1979 Runner-up Indiana St. Sycamores, with Gordon Hayward playing the role of Larry Bird.

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