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Butler Bulldogs Odds of Winning 2011 NCAA Championship Slashed Further Following Upset

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/25/2011
Butler Bulldogs Odds of Winning 2011 NCAA Championship

The Butler Bulldogs continue to impress with another upset over Wisconsin on Thursday night.  They inch ever so slowly towards the Final Four with odds of winning the 2011 NCAA Championship now at 15/1 at BetUS.com.

The Bulldogs opened the Tournament with mind-boggling 200/1 odds that would have paid out $20,000 for every $100 bet.  Coming into Thursday night’s game, Butler had odds of 25/1. 

With their 61-54 win over the Badgers, Butler joins the Elite Eight this weekend. 

A lot of people just ignored us and said, 'Aw, they'll probably lose in the first or second round,'" Butler center  Andrew Smith said after the Bulldogs won their 12th straight game since Feb. 5. "Here we are again, trying to prove everybody wrong. We'll try to win three more."

"I don't know necessarily that I'm shocked by [the upsets] because I know what this team is capable of," forward Matt Howard said. "But [I'm] very happy that we were able to execute again tonight and get the job done."

The Bulldogs have now won 12 straight games overall.  They have improved to 16-3 during the month of March under head coach Brad Stevens.

Another upset of note Thursday was number 5-seeded Arizona’s shocking 93-77 dismantling of number 1-seeded Duke.

Arizona outscored Duke 55-33 in the second half to reach the Elite Eight for the first time since 2005.  Arizona's 93 points were the most allowed by Duke in the NCAA tournament since Providence beat the Blue Devils 98-87 in 1997.

"The way they played in the second half, they should win it all," Duke’s Nolan Smith said of Arizona. "(Derrick) Williams is a monster. They hit us full force, and kept hitting. They did everything right, and we did a ton of things wrong."

Elsewhere, Connecticut beat San Diego State and Florida beat BYU.  Unlike many of the previous closely won Tournament games, all of Thursday night’s Sweet 16 victories were by 7 points or greater.

All of your NCAA Championship odds were available at BetUS.com here and listed below.  

 

Basketball Futures

NCAA : NCAA Championship 10~11

Fri, Mar 25, 2011 EST

Rot

To Win

Moneyline

101

Ohio State    

+225

102

Kansas    

+225

104

Connecticut    

+700

105

Florida    

+900

107

Kentucky    

+1200

108

North Carolina    

+1200

111

Arizona    

+1200

112

Butler    

+1500

113

Florida State    

+2500

114

Richmond    

+7500

115

Marquette    

+6000

116

VA Commonwealth    

+6000

 

Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

 

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