NCAA Bracket Update: Butler Stuns Pittsburgh On Matt Howard's Free Throw In Wild Finish

The No. 8 seed Butler Bulldogs have defeated No. 1 seed Pittsburgh, 71-70, in a stunning ending in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. After a buzzer beater and multiple fouls, Matt Howard sunk a free throw with under a second remaining after he was fouled on a rebound. The game, truly, epitomized March Madness.

Howard was fouled by Nasir Robinson on a free throw rebound after Gilbert Brown was fouled by Shawn Vanzant with 1.4 seconds remaining. Brown hit the first to tie the game, then missed the second. Butler had taken the lead on a layup by Andrew Smith with 2.2 seconds remaining.

The Bulldogs advance to face the winner of Kansas State Vs. Wisconsin. The Panthers have to wonder what possibly happened to lose that game. 

Here is an updated look at the Southeast Region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

THIRD ROUND

No. 8 Butler def. No. 1 Pittsburgh, 71-70; will face winner of Kansas State/Wisconsin

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Kansas State, Saturday, March 19, 8:40 p.m.

No. 3 BYU vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, Saturday, March 19, 7:45 p.m.

No. 2 Florida def. No. 7 UCLA, 73-65; will face BYU/Gonzaga winner

SECOND ROUND

No. 1 Pittsburgh def. No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51

No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58

No. 5 Kansas State def. No. 12 Utah State, 73-68

No. 4 Wisconsin def. No. 13 Belmont, 72-58

No. 11 Gonzaga def. No. 6 St. John's, 86-71

No. 3 BYU def. No. 14 Wofford, 74-66

No. 7 UCLA def. No. 10 Michigan State, 78-76

No. 2 Florida def. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara, 79-51

March Madness resources: Printable 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket ... Full 2011 NCAA Tournament schedule.

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