Cutting Down the 'Net: On Butler's trip to New Jersey to face #1 Duke
Butler blogger/ISN contributor Damon Lewis takes a look at the Dawgs big weekend
Neddenriep's article also has a few tidbits on Butler 2012 commit, Kellen Dunham.
On Twitter, The Recruit Scoop confirms the Butler visit to Brewster Academy, also suggesting the coaching staff will be watching 2011 point guard Eli Carter. The Butler Fans Message Board -- suggests that Butler's interest in Carter is possibly part of a contingency plan should Shelvin Mack declare early for the 2011 NBA Draft.
(UPDATE: Minutes after completing this entry, Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner filed a column profiling the Bulldogs' season to this point. It's a great read, and examines how Gordon Hayward's early departure is taking its toll this season.)
The Butler-Duke rematch is obviously a hot topic this weekend. There will be thousands upon thousands of words written both before and after the game, and already those words are finding their way to the Internet. FOX's Jeff Goodman has weighed in. The Indianapolis Star's David Woods took the opportunity to revisit Matt Howard's bone-crushing screen on Kyle Singler in the waning moments of last season's National Championship game. There's even a video preview already posted on ESPN.com, courtesy of Andy Katz. Deadspin's Ben Cohen -- a recent Duke grad -- has the most interesting read to this point. Each week he offers up a new reason not to hate Duke, but this week is also gushing about his love for the Bulldogs.
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