With all of these players leaving early and all of this elite talent coming in, Dorm Room Hoops takes a look at who will be the teams to watch next season as we pick our Way-Too-Early Final Four.
This third-round match-up pits two Indiana schools separated by just 150 miles. The winner claims a spot in the Sweet 16 and the pride of being the last Indiana team to be alive in the tourney. Notre Dame holds a 71-69 all time series lead, but the Bulldogs have won the last six meetings. Notre Dame’s last win against Butler came in 1989. The ACC tournament champs look to stay on track and keep winning, but Butler is known for being a team’s nightmare in March. Chris Holtmann has his
Bulldogs are playing tough even though his interim head coaching tag was only removed in January.
Two of the country’s best defenses squared off in Jacksonville, and the No. 6 seed Butler held off No. 11 Texas 56-48.