MBB: Spartan Run Ends at Final Four

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NCAA Tournament | Final Four
#5 Butler def. #5 MICHIGAN STATE, 52-50


After 25 years, "Hoosiers" could use an update.

One more win, and Butler will have the perfect script.

Gordon Hayward had 19 points and nine rebounds, including one with two seconds left that sealed the game. The small school looked anything but, taking down another of college basketball's biggest names with a 52-50 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday. Butler (33-4) now plays the winner of West Virginia-Duke in Monday night's title game.

In its hometown, no less.

Hollywood couldn't write this any better.

"We've been talking about the next game all year, and it's great to be able to say the next game's for a national championship," Hayward said.

Michigan State (28-9) has been living on the edge all tournament, ravaged by injuries and squeaking from game to game, and this night was no different. After trailing by as much as seven in the second half, Draymond Green made a pair of free throws to pull Michigan State within 50-49 with 56 seconds left.

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