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Butler vs Bucknell takes place in the NCAA 2013 on Thursday. This will be the 2nd game to take place in the men's basketball second round of games in the March Madness and should be a tight affair. Tip off is scheduled for 12.40 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Bo. 6 Butler Bulldogs will be hoping to advance in the tournament by dumping out the No. 11 Bucknell Bison at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky on Thursday.
Many are expecting this game to one of the most competitive of the round, with little between the teams it is expected to be a close and hard fought match up.
The Butler Bulldogs are entering this game with an overall record of 25 wins and eight losses. They were 11-5 in the A 10 conference and have been in good form throughout the season, however, some have commented that they have not faced the highest level of opponents yet.
Now that the Bulldogs are hoping to storm through the NCAA they will have to put themselves against the best of the best, and it is at this stage that their true level will be revealed.
Meanwhile, others have said the same thing about the Bucknell Bison through their regular season. They finished with an impressive record of 28 wins and just five losses. They were also extremely impressive in their Patriots conference and finished with a record of 12-2. However, some analysts have said exactly the same about them as they have about the Bulldogs - up until now they have not faced the top level competition. Only now will they be able to gauge what the Bison are worth at the top level.
The Bulldogs come into the game, however, as four point favorites.
Butler vs Bucknell is scheduled to tip off at 12.40 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV through TRU. The game can also be watched online through official free live stream by clicking here.