I know it’s an overused phrase but I”ve got to say it. The Butler did it again.This time it’s sophomore forward Roosevelt Jones who ended this Butler/Gonzaga dogfight with a buzzer beater at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
"I heard their coach saying to lob it to [Kelly] Olynyk, so I just played behind him, made the basketball play and got the steal," Jones said. "I looked at the clock and saw four seconds, so I knew I could get down court. I saw Olynyk come up to me and I floated it over him.""This was a little bit of Hinkle magic, I guess," Butler head coach Brad Stevens said.
Jones led Butler in scoring with 20 points shooting 7 of 10 from the field. 16 points came in the second half.This is what you get when you have the “gold standards” of the mid-majors face off. Some think Gonzaga and Butler are now brand names that resonate in college basketball. I totally agree.