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Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting news: Tyler Herro tells ESPN that he will take an official visit to Kentucky next weekend. He plans to visit Oregon and Villanova while Kansas and Butler are also in the mix. He recently de-committed from Wisconsin. After evaluating him over the years the four star guard is one of the best mid-range pull-up jump shooters in the high school game as well as being very effective in ball screens as a shooter or a playmaker. Herro is currently ranked no.27 in the ESPN 100 and went on to say. "I️ am looking to for a school where the style of play fits my game and where I️ can contribute early in my career."

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17dJeff Borzello

Big East preview: Villanova will lead top-heavy league

The Big East might not put seven teams in the NCAA tournament again in 2018, but the top of the league is very good. Villanova is again the favorite, but Xavier and Seton Hall aren't far behind.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Celtics were on the road last week, coach Brad Stevens called Gordon Hayward to see if he needed anything while still hospitalized following surgery. Hayward had one request: A basketball. So Stevens' wife, Tracy, delivered one to his room. Stevens: "He might have started that chair-shooting [exercises] already."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving yearns to build player/coach relationship like Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens have from their past at Butler. Said Irving: "They have an unspoken language already between one another."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on coaching Gordon Hayward again: "Yeah, it's fun. It's fun to coach all these guys. I mean he's gotten really good. It's fun to be back out there with him and see all the things he's improved on."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics newcomer Gordon Hayward on watching Brad Stevens draw up plays again: "It was a little weird ... I remember that like it was yesterday."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 Miller Kopp hosted Butler's entire staff for an in-home visit today. Kopp takes his official visit to Northwestern this weekend.

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139dMyron Medcalf

Most challenging jobs in every state: Indiana

Butler has made two of the most memorable Final Four runs in recent history and is coming off a Sweet 16 appearance, which sets the bar high for LaVall Jordan.

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Jordan aims to keep Butler legacy intact

LaVall Jordan helped Butler rise to prominence as a player. As the school's new head coach, he plans to keep the legacy intact.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's last two coaching searches began on July 3 and June 9, and took a combined six days. Efficient.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Butler has agreed to deal in principle with Milwaukee head coach LaVall Jordan, source told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Butler has targeted Milwaukee coach LaVall Jordan, source told ESPN. No offer has been made .:. yet, source said.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's statement on Chris Holtmann's departure:

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Would expect Boston Celtics assistant coach Micah Shrewsberry to be among the main names at Butler. Milwaukee's LaVall Jordan, too.

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162dJeff Goodman

Ohio State names Holtmann new head coach

Chris Holtmann, who took Butler to the NCAA tournament in all three seasons as head coach, will replace Thad Matta as the basketball coach at Ohio State.

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163dJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Sources: Holtmann tops Ohio State search

Butler's Chris Holtmann has emerged as the front-runner to take the vacant coaching job at Ohio State, sources say.

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166dJeff Goodman

Would Chris Holtmann leave for Ohio State?

The Butler head coach has done a marvelous job with a program that went 14-17 in the year before his promotion. Would he consider an offer from Ohio State?

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.3Tied-169th
Rebounds Per Game32.3Tied-301st
Assists Per Game11.7Tied-264th
Points Allowed72.7Tied-196th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14