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Butler vs. Duke: How the heck did we get here?

Can you feel it? We've been handed one of the most improbable National Championship game matchups, maybe ever, but oh is it going to be easy to take sides. Die hard Dookie fans to the right; the rest of the world to the left, consider yourself a Butler Bulldog fan through Monday night.

Last night was weird to say the least. In the first game, we saw the Spartans jump out to a small 22-17 lead, suggesting we were off to the races in an exciting 130+ point game. That clearly was not the case. The winning team shot a sour 30 percent from the field; the losing team committed 16 turnovers and, threw errant passes all over the place, and were only 55 percent from the free-throw line. Yuck. Not a national semifinal I enjoyed seeing.

Duke and West Virgina didn't offer too much more in the way of excitement. The Blue Devils were hitting early and often, converting on 13 three balls, and getting a combined 63 points from Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, and Nolan Smith. Da'Sean Butler ended his career is awful fashion. And we can do nothing but applaud Bob Huggins for showing his soft side. No jokes to be told here.

Frankly, I don't know how we got here. Neither does The Los Angeles Times' Chris Dufrense. We may be disappointed with what went down last night, but the interest should be there for the championship game. The Lovable Little Guys vs. Everything That is Bad. Get ready. First team to 50 wins!