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Butler’s Cinderalla Story Turns Into An Ugly Step Sister
North Carolina—If you missed the 2011 NCAA Championship game between UConn versus Butler Monday Night, you really missed a historically game.
Because the Butler Bulldogs Cinderella story turned into the ugly step-sister’s waltz at the dance.
And I mean, it was ugly.
The Bulldogs of Butler missed a total of 52 shots during the contest and shot a miserable 18.8% from the field, which was the worst shooting performance in the history of the NCAA title game.
Butler, in fact, made only one basket in a strand of 13 minutes during the game.
Unbelievably, Coach Brad Stevens’ team made only three 2 point field goals in the (41-53) lost to the Huskies of Connecticut.
“We are not going to sugar coat it. It was by far, the worst performance, I have ever seen in a National Championship.” confessed CBS basketball analyst Greg Anthony.
“Unfortunately, we had to witness it. But in the end of the day, when we look back at this years from now, no one is going to put an asterisk by the fact that UConn are the National Champions” Anthony said.
“You can’t take that away from them. They accomplished it. So, forget the stats. Because, they were the better basketball team.”
With the win, the University of Connecticut’s head coach Jim Calhoun became the oldest coach to win a national title at 68 years old and joined John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Adolph Rupp, and Bob Knight, as the only coaches with at least three NCAA championships.