Around the Hall: Butler, Duke will meet on Monday

  • 04/04/2010 9:10 am in

NCAA Final Four - Butler v Michigan State

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on, kids.

+ Pat Forde writes that Monday’s national championship game could be better than the movies — and you know which movie he’s referring to. (

+ Dana O’Neil writes that Butler advanced to Monday night’s title game by doing what it does best: play defense. (

+ Our old friend Eamonn Brennan takes a first look at the final, including five things to keep in mind and some video analysis from Lucas Oil Stadium. (ESPN College Basketball Nation)

+ Matt Dollinger writes that Indianapolis is having no problem picking between Butler and Duke. (IU Final Four News Bureau)

+ Zina Kumok writes that rebounding and second-chance points were the difference in Duke’s win over West Virginia. (IU Final Four News Bureau)

+ DeAntae Prince writes that Da’Sean Butler’s injury prevented West Virginia from making a second-half run at Duke. (IU Final Four News Bureau)

+ Pete Thamel writes that Duke is thriving on balance, grit and defense. (The New York Times)

+ Jeff Goodman writes that Butler advancing to the national championship game is truly one of those unimaginable stories. (

+ Goodman also writes that Bob Huggins comforting Da’Sean Butler was a touching scene. (

+ Shannon Shelton reports that Durrell Summers is unsure if he’ll forgo his senior season to enter the NBA Draft. (Detroit Free Press)

+ Tom Izzo was a little ticked off and upset about a couple of calls following Michigan State’s loss to Butler. (Indianapolis Star)

+ Gary Parrish writes that if Duke continues to shoot like it did Saturday night, the Blue Devils will destroy Butler. (

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