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Butler Bulldogs NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Butler Bulldogs All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 20-12
Tournament Appearances: 13
Final Fours: 2
Championships: 0

The Butler Bulldogs were America's darling in 2010 and again in 2011 as they advanced all the way to the NCAA Tournament Championship Game only to lose to perennial powers Duke and UConn. A former member of the Horizon League and current member of the Big East Conference, Butler has been consistently invited to the Big Dance before returning to the 2015 NCAA Tournament and earning a #6 seed.


1962 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Bowling Green in second round, 56-55
  • Lost to Kentucky in regional semifinal, 81-60
  • Defeated Western Kentucky in third place game, 87-86

1997 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Cincinnati in first round, 86-69

1998 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to New Mexico in first round, 79-62

2000 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Florida in first round, 69-68

2001 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Wake Forest in first round, 79-63
  • Lost to Arizona in second round, 73-52

2003 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Mississippi State in first round, 47-46
  • Defeated Louisville in second round, 79-71
  • Lost to Oklahoma in regional semifinal, 65-54

2007 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Old Dominion in first round, 57-46
  • Defeated Maryland in second round, 62-59
  • Lost to Florida in regional semifinal, 65-57

2008 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated South Alabama in first round, 81-61
  • Lost to Tennessee in second round, 76-71

2009 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to LSU in first round, 75-71

2010 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated UTEP in first round, 77-59
  • Defeated Murray State in second round, 54-52
  • Defeated Syracuse in regional semifinal, 63-59
  • Defeated Kansas State in regional final, 63-56
  • Defeated Michigan State in National Semifinal, 52-50
  • Lost to Duke in National Championship, 61-59

2011 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Old Dominion in first round, 60-58
  • Defeated Pittsburgh in second round, 71-70
  • Defeated Wisconsin in regional semifinal, 61-54
  • Defeated Florida in regional final, 74-71
  • Defeated VCU in National Semifinal, 70-62
  • Lost to Connecticut in National Championship, 53-41

2013 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Bucknell in first round, 68-56
  • Lost to Marquette in second round, 74-72

2015 NCAA Tournament

  • Second Round - #10 Texas - W 56-48
  • Third Round - #3 Notre Dame - L 67-64 (OT)

 

 


 


 

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