When the 2011 NCAA Tournament began, nobody was picking No. 8 seed Butler to make yet another deep run. But just like last year, the Bulldogs have shocked the world. Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, as the Bulldogs advanced to the Final Four for the second straight season with a 74-71 overtime win over No. 2 seed Florida in the Elite Eight.
Mack hit what was the eventual game-winning shot with just over a minute remaining, and Florida fumbled away the game down the stretch. First, Erving Walker missed a free throw. Then, Kenny Boynton took a long three-pointer with 14 seconds left, despite his team down one. Finally, Walker took a long three with five seconds left as a last gasp attempt.
Butler trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half, but kept rallying and eventually tied the game. Walker had a chance to end it in regulation, but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.