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Championship Predictions

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Duke-68
Butler-62


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Butler- 60
Duke- 56

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i want butler to win, but my

i want butler to win, but my money is on duke.

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Butler will win

Butler- 69
Duke-68

Singler/Scheyer misses the last shot. Hayward will have a double double. or near triple double. 10+pts 10+rebounds 7assists

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Duke - 62 Butler - 56

Duke - 62
Butler - 56

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I like Duke. I think the

I like Duke.

I think the score will be 62-57.

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For Butler

The thing is if Matt Howard isn't playing Butler will get annihilated on the glass and Duke will get way too many second chance points almost securing them a win. If he does infact play and not get into foul trouble Butler is going to want to make the tempo slow bringing it to a halfcourt game and basically do what they do best, grind out the game and win.

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Howard has a very mild

Howard has a very mild concussion. I can't see him sitting this game out, especially with him being the competitor that he is. He'll never play in a college championship game again. He's playing.

This will be a very tough game for Butler. Duke has a serious size advantage in the front court. They haven't seen a player with Zoubek's size, nor the size and athleticism of the Plumlee's.

Butler has a good chance though. They'll do as they always do. Defend, slow down the tempo and execute. I don't think people realize just how great of a half court defensive team that Butler is.

I'm going with Butler. 65-64.

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I wouldnt say never again,

I wouldnt say never again, isnt Jukes the only senior?

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Jukes is the only senior

Jukes is the only senior, but there's a good chance Hayward goes pro. IF Hayward returns, they'll definitely make another run next season... But making it this far again? That's hard to see. Howard will be a senior next season. I'm pretty sure this will be his first and only championship. He's playing.

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Yeah i think Hayward stays,

Yeah i think Hayward stays, I dont know if its worth the risk.

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Butler 62 Duke- 60 I think

Butler 62
Duke- 60

I think its gonna be a close one throughout

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Duke is too big, too skilled

Duke-78
Butler-64

Hope im wrong on this.

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Duke 55 Butler 57 I'm

Duke 55
Butler 57

I'm praying to 8 lb., 6 oz. baby Jesus that Butler doesn't play zone, because I like to root for the underdog. Why do teams play zone against Duke anyway? The two biggest weaknesses in a zone are outside shooting and rebounding, two of Duke's biggest strengths. Wouldn't it make more sense to man up?

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You don't have to worry

You don't have to worry about Butler playing zone. They're a man to man defensive team. They play everybody straight up.

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duke fan

im a duke fan at heart jay williams is from my town.. and ive been a huge duke fan(love the memphis tigers too) and 99% of the time id route for duke but as a bigger college basketball fan i find myself having to route for butler just bc its a great story, they've played great, and who knows the next time bulter will get another chance. but seein matt howard prob wont play (even thou hes kinda been a non factor all tourny) but i think dukes offensive rebounding is just gonna dominate the game.

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Howard is fine. He was

Howard is fine. He was cleared earlier and is playing tonight. I think he'll avoid foul trouble tonight and have his first solid game of the tournament.

Mack is also healthy. Everybody for Butler is ready to go.

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Butler in an upset

even though i really want duke to win it i'll have to go with

butler:69
duke:67

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this title game is gonna be

this title game is gonna be boring...

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One thing for sure

Both of these teams are not the best team in college basketball.

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Duke 75 Butler 60 I believe

Duke 75
Butler 60

I believe Zoubek and the Plumlee twins will be the factor. I believe Lance Thomas could contain Howard a bit. If Thomas can....I believe Singler, Smith and Scheyer will do well

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anylists

they are all treating Duke like they're '90 UNLV or '72 UCLA or summin....I give them props, they are better than I thought.....but they are all saying "oh Duke is just too good"....I don't agree with that at all....

I am saying a prayer right now that Duke tries to check Hayward with Kyle Singler....Please make a rare bad coaching decision Coach K.....

Dawgs 67
Duke 65

buzzer beater by Hayward

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Howard needs to warm up

Howard needs to warm up soon. He's getting real good looks and just hasn't hit anything yet. Gotta make those easy buckets if Duke is giving them to you inside.

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Matt Howard isn't very good

Matt Howard isn't very good to me. He's a bad athlete and can only score right at the rim, and even at the rim he has to always shield the ball with the rim. He's not a good rebounder and he's foul prone.

Shelvin Mack is shooting the ball well.

This is a defensive game right now. Not much scoring.

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I agree Howard is overrated.

I agree Howard is overrated. He has decent footwork, and post moves, but hes the reincarnation of John Bryant, except with a one inch vertical, instead of two.

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Kyle Singler

I am respectfully eating a crow sandwich right now...

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