April 1, 2011

Final Four Coverage - Friday

FINAL FOUR FRIDAY COVERAGE
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Matt Howard  |  Shawn Vanzant  |  Brad Stevens 

The countdown toward Saturday’s national semifinal game against Virginia Commonwealth continues.

The Bulldogs started with an early-afternoon practice at Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston. After practice, the Bulldogs had media sessions in the press conference room and locker room. Shawn Vanzant and Matt Howard addressed the media, Brad Stevens did a joint interview with VCU’s Shaka Smart and there was an open media period in the locker room.

Following media, Butler had its open practice on the game floor. Thousands of fans attended the open session, and the Bulldogs left the court to the Butler War Song and a cheering crowd. Stevens then did a quick interview with Jim Nantz of CBS before the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award was given out. Howard was a finalist for the honor.