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March Madness: Key First Round Matchups, The East Bracket – #5 ND vs. #12 GMU; #8 Indiana vs. #9 Arkansas; #6 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #11 St. Joseph’s; #7 Butler vs. #10 South Alabama

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djwhite.jpgLet’s take the key first round matchups and begin to dissect them starting with the East bracket. I’ll be writing through the evening, so check back often.

#7 Butler Bulldogs 29-3 vs. #10 South Alabama Jaguars 26-6, Friday, 2:45 p.m.

This game is a battle of wills. Butler will want to control the pace of the game, keep things slow, and limit possessions. Sout Alabama will want to force the tempo, rev things up, and get as many possessions as possible. Butler is a senior-laden team full of grown through the program talent. The Jaguars are a teams of wandering transfers with only one contributor not from another four-year college or a junior college. Because the Bulldogs are rather slow and well, un-athletic, they will have a tough time with the Bulldogs as long as south Alabama’s guards can hit their outside shots.

The Jaguars are led by Demetric Bennett an 6’4″ (20.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg) shooting guard who shoots 41% from behind the 3-point arc. South Alabama’s other two guards Domonic Tilford, and Daon Merritt combine for 24 points and almost eight assists per game. Inside, 6’6″ Brandon Davis averages 10-9 ppg and 6.3 rpg for the Jags.

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LenDale White Update

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lendale1.jpgMore on the LenDale White story…

According to the Denver Post White was cited outside of a nightclub at a party held in his honor:

Denver native and Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White had a run-in with Denver police early Saturday outside a party thrown in his honor at The Loft lounge at 22nd and Champa streets….

Sharon Hahn, a spokeswoman for the department, knew only that White was cited on the 22nd Street between Champa and Stout streets downtown.

She had no information about the events that led up to the citation.

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March 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

LenDale White Cited in Altercation in Denver

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lendale.jpgTennessee Titans running back LenDale White was cited in Denver early Saturday morning for destruction of property and disobedience to a lawful order/ interference and resistance:

Detective Sharon Hahn of the Denver Police Department, who answered media inquiry pages Sunday, spelled out the details of the citation but said she did not have further details of the incident….

Hahn said the incident that prompted police to contact White and issue the citation took place on 22nd Street between Stout and Champa Streets in Denver’s LoDo District — its Lower Downtown.

Details of the incident have not yet been made public (3:33 a.m.).

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March 17, 2008 at 2:39 am

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