West coast first round game
At San Jose: No.12 UTEP vs. No.5 Butler – This has been a hot game in the "bracket world". There are many who believed this will be the first 12 vs. 5 upset of the day. Butler needs to defend the paint and not let Derrick Caracter get going if they are to have a chance. Caracter is shooting nearly 56 percent from the field. The Miners are equally as deadly from the outside with Randy Culpepper. Butler needs Gordon Hayward to really carry it offensively and junior center Matt Howard to stay out of foul trouble against Caracter.
Tip is set for 5:10