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Bulldogs And Monarchs Set For First Round Battle

Last updated on Thursday, March 17, 2011

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Butler Bulldogs open NCAA Tournament play this afternoon as they take on the Old Dominion Monarchs in Washington, DC.

The Bulldogs are 23-9 and won the Horizon League tournament to make it to the "Big Dance" for the fifth-straight year.

The Monarchs are 27-6 and are riding a nine-game winning streak.

ODU won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament to earn their NCAA berth.

Butler and Old Dominion last met in the first round of the 2007 NCAA tournament with the Dogs coming out with a 57-46 victory.

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