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2017 Schedule
25-9, 2nd in Big East
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4dMyron Medcalf

Post NBA draft deadline Way-Too-Early Top 25: Butler

The Bulldogs take a step back, as four vital members of their Sweet 16 rotation are gone. Chris Holtmann still has the pieces to compete in the Big East next season, though.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 60 junior Jalen Smith said that Duke reached out to him recently, as did Butler. Also visited Villanova last week.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 60 guard Elijah Weaver said he wants to potentially visit Virginia, Butler, Florida, Georgia Tech, UCLA, USC. Also listed Villanova.

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31dESPN.com news services

Butler extends Holtmann through 2024-25

Butler University has extended the contract of coach Chris Holtmann, who led the Bulldogs back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Butler coach Chris Holtmann has agreed to extension through 2025 season, sources told ESPN. 3 NCAA appearances in 3 years. Passed on NC State and was heavily involved at Missouri.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Pittsburgh signee Aaron Thompson begins a visit to Butler today and will then visit VCU this weekend. Four-star guard.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal State Northridge graduate transfer Kendall Smith told ESPN he will visit Colorado on Wednesday, Oklahoma State next weekend and Butler following that. Also considering NC State and California.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Indiana, Butler, Baylor, Tennessee and Colorado are among the schools that have reached out to former Dayton signee McKinley Wright. Received his release from letter of intent today.

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55dEamonn Brennan

Way-Too-Early Top 25: Butler

If Kelan Martin can continue his efficiency that he showed later in the season, the Bulldogs could be back in the Top 25.

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66dSN Staff

Vote: Who will be the next coach at Indiana?

UCLA coach Steve Alford becomes an intriguing option to replace Tom Crean at Indiana now that the Bruins' season has come to an end.

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Berry and Jackson lead Tar Heels past Butler

Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina got hot early and never stopped in this one. Justin Jackson (24 points) created a lot of challenges for Butler. Joel Berry II looked healthy again as he scored 26 points. On defense, North Carolina contested the bulk of Butler's shots. Overall, an impressive performance by UNC, one-half of a big-time matchup in the Elite Eight on Sunday.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka are in the building.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough night for Butler but the Bulldogs have a young star in Kamar Baldwin. Love how he's still making plays and working hard to get to the rim with his team down 18 points.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

On Thursday, Roy Williams said he was still waiting for Joel Berry II to reach 100 percent after the injury. Looks like he's back. He's an aggressive leader, leading this North Carolina attack. They're just pushing Butler around the floor.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Maye entered this game averaging 5.1 PPG and shooting 35 percent from the 3-point line. At halftime, he has 14 points after making 3 of 4 from beyond the arc in the first half. North Carolina draining everything. Mike Tyson'd the Bulldogs early.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what happens when Justin Jackson gets hot and Joel Berry II shifts the defense with his penetration and passing and Luke Maye makes his first three shots from beyond the arc and UNC refuses to give up good looks on defense. No team in America beats North Carolina when the Tar Heels are shooting and defending like this.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what happens when Justin Jackson gets hot and Joel Berry II shifts the defense with his penetration and passing and Luke Maye makes his first three shots from beyond the arc and UNC refuses to give up good looks on defense. No team in America beats North Carolina when the Tar Heels are shooting and defending like this.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.3105th
Rebounds Per Game32.0328th
Assists Per Game13.3189th
Points Allowed68.987th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14