Picking Up The Pieces From Monday Night's Duke-Butler Title Game

There's a lot of random nuggets floating around from Monday night's great title game, so here are the few you might've missed. ↵

↵Jon Scheyer overshares after the title game: ↵

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↵No matter how much you'd like to connect with your fans after a great win, I'm guessing tweeting your phone number is always a bad idea. I imagine he'll change it soon, but North Carolina fans will probably take note. ↵

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↵The ratings are in and they're big: ↵

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↵Per SBD's John Ourand and others, this year's NCAA Tournament game scored a 16.0/25 overnight, the largest rating since the 1999 title game. Who played in that game? Duke and UConn. Check out Fang's Bites for the full CBS news release. ↵

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↵Sports Media Watch puts that number into perspective for you. ↵

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↵⇥For perspective, Duke/Butler drew a higher overnight than every Major League Baseball game since 2004 (BOS/STL Game 4, 19.7/29) and every NBA game since 2002 (LAL/SAC Game 7, 16.9/27). ↵⇥

↵⇥Excluding the NFL, the BCS National Championship Game and the Olympics, the 16.0 overnight for Duke/Butler is the highest for any sporting event since Game 4 of the 2004 World Series. ↵⇥

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↵So much for the two small alumni bases hurting this one. ↵

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↵IndyStar.com jumps the gun: ↵

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↵One final depressing reminder of what might've been for the Bulldogs on Monday night thanks to their hometown paper, which jumped the gun on declaring Butler the winner on its web site. Image below via Deadspin. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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