Butler suffered a torn ACL in West Virginia’s Final Four loss to Duke on Saturday night. The senior all-Big East selection drove to the basket and got off an awkward shot with about nine minutes left in Duke’s 78-57 win before crashing to the floor in agony.
“I’d seen it happen to other guys … it happens all the time,” Butler told the media. “I was watching when it happened to Robbie [Hummel] at Purdue. The first thing I thought was what it might have been.
“It was more me just being scared,” Butler added. “I’ve never hurt myself before, so I was scared more than anything. I still have to go to the doctor. They said I need to get it checked out and I should be alright.”
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“I just think that this is an absolutely unprecedented string of
success; not just for Boston College, but for teams in NCAA hockey.”
–Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo, in regards to the Eagles’ ninth Frozen Four appearance in 13 seasons.
Finally, a stat line Bruins fans can be happy about.
“I see your boy Kessel did it again season series against bruins goals 1
assist 1 Points 1 and a minus 5 thats the kessel we all know and love
when the games count you can’t count on him..”
–way out there
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