With just over a month remaining until Selection Sunday, Butler basketball remains firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble. On the whole, the Dawgs might not be featured in many bracketology projected fields at this point in time but they are consistently in the first group on the outside looking in. In our most recent bracketology field here at Busting Brackets, the Dawgs were the second team out of the field.
Given this, it is obvious that Butler needs to snag some wins down the stretch of their season in order to go dancing. And while the Big East might not be nearly as strong as it has been in the past, winning games is not easy. The conference might be the most competitive from top-to-bottom as just about anyone could snag an at-large bid if they catch fire down the stretch while the league could also be limited to just three bids.
With a road matchup against Georgetown coming up next on the schedule, Butler basketball has a chance to not only exact revenge but also snag a much-needed win for its resume. The Hoyas might not be an NCAA Tournament team at this point in time either but they are not all that far off and a road win over them would go a long way.
With a win this weekend, Butler would move into the majority of bracketology projected fields, in my opinion, because other bubble teams would drop games. How, though, will they be able to leave the nation’s capital with a win over Georgetown?