Butler, VCU worked underdog roles in different styles


It’s easy to lump Butler and VCU together this week. Cast ‘em as two underdogs, plucky mid-majors who knocked off one would-be contender after another en route to the Final Four.

But for any casual fan now tuning in, it might come as a surprise to know the team’s styles couldn’t be more different.

As Ken Davis writes, the Rams run and press in a style coach Shaka Smart calls Havoc. Butler runs a highly efficient, yet slower offense and kills a team with nasty half-court defense.

So how will those styles play out Saturday, better click here and see.  

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