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2017 Schedule
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8dAndy Katz

UNC, Duke among 16 teams set for Nike tourney

Sixteen schools, including Duke, North Carolina and Michigan State, will participate in a Thanksgiving week event in Portland to honor Nike founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Other key visits this weekend… • Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt (No. 23) heads to TCU for an unofficial visit. The Horned Frogs have moved into a good spot for Vanderbilt since hiring Corey Barker, Vanderbilt's cousin, as an assistant coach. Former New Mexico center Nikola Skecic will also be on campus. • Tennessee welcomes Isaiah Stokes (No. 60) and four-star forward Tyler Polley. • No. 51 Ethan Thompson heads to Oregon State for his official visit. The Beavers' conducted an in-home visit on Sunday, and they have the edge in his recruitment: Thompson's father is an assistant coach and his brother plays for the Beavers. • Xavier Tillman (No. 75) takes his official visit to Michigan State, two weeks after going there on an unofficial visit. Purdue, Florida and Marquette are also in the mix. • Justin Smith (No. 80) cut his list to four this week, and will visit Villanova this weekend. He took a trip to Indiana last weekend, was at Xavier earlier this month, and will visit Stanford later this month. • Anthony Gaines (Butler), Devontae Shuler (South Carolina), Evan Battey (Miami), Jamal Cain (Marquette), Abu Kigab (Illinois), Victor Uyaelunmo (USC), Darryl Morsell (Notre Dame) and C.J. Roberts (Missouri) are some other visits to keep an eye on.

30dAdam Finkelstein

Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PF Kyle Young picks Butler

Butler landed an important commitment on Monday afternoon when ESPN 100 forward Kyle Young announced his decision via twitter, choosing the Bulldogs over a final five that also included Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan and Clemson.

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49dMyron Medcalf

Creighton's Foster could regain form in Big East

Marcus Foster was Kansas State's leading scorer as a freshman before being dismissed from the program. Now at Creighton, he's one of the Big East's new names to know.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Kyle Young tells ESPN he's down to Butler, Michigan, Ohio State, Clemson and Purdue.

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No. 7 Armored Athlete vs. No. 6 Golden Eagles Alumni

The Armored Athlete team has a trio of former Hoosiers: Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls and Will Sheehy. Two former Holy Cross Crusaders, David Dudzinski and Malcom Miller, have been standouts for the squad. Also, former Butler forward Roosevelt Jones is on the team. TBT Super 16

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With a double-dose of Butler Bulldogs at today's draft workouts (Kellen Dunham, Roosevelt Jones), Brad Stevens savored the chance to workout his former guys:

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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis grad transfer Avery Woodson tells ESPN he just committed to Butler. Immediately eligible. 9.6 PPG.

ESPN

2017 Bracketology: No. 9 Seeds

  • East: Butler Bulldogs
  • West: Vanderbilt Commodores
  • South: Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Midwest: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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Brad Stevens wants to watch NCAA tourney as a fan not a coach (2:28)
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Stevens: Butler teams were so connected (2:34)
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Gill: 'We'll enjoy for a little bit, then move on' (1:01)

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.0
Rebounds Per Game28.0
Assists Per Game11.5
Points Allowed69.0Tied-40th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14