No. 6 Seed Butler Opens NCAA Championship vs. Bucknell


The Butler men's basketball team learned its postseason fate on Selection Sunday and will play Patriot League champion Bucknell Thursday, March 21 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

The Bulldogs (26-8) will be playing Bucknell for the first time ever in men's basketball. The Bison (28-5) enter the tournament having won seven games in a row. Bucknell is led by 6-foot-11 senior center Mike Muscala, who averages 19.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

Butler will be making its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997. BU advanced to the national championship game in 2010 and 2011 and to the Sweet 16 in 2003 and 2007.

Butler basketball season ticket holders and Bulldog Club members will have information sent to them as soon as it becomes available. There will be a practice open to the public on Wednesday. Butler's practice time will be known later Sunday night.