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Butler at Center of Upside-Down Tourney

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There is a longstanding theory in college basketball, backed by years and years of evidence, that you can do a lot of nice things from a school like Butler and a league like the Horizon, but you cannot win it all.

Reach the Sweet 16?

Sure.

Make the Final Four?

That can clearly happen, too.

But no school like Butler or one from a league like the Horizon has won a championship in the modern era, and it's been more than two decades since a program operating without the advantages provided by the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Big East, Pac-10 or SEC has cut nets on a Monday night in April. Consequently, most of us decided at ...

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