I always love the 10-seed vs. 7-seed matchups in the because really it’s just a crapshoot. They always end up being good games, because the teams are always pretty even. Yesterday’s 10-7 between Oklahoma and URI went to OT, the first game of the day today (A&M and Providence) came down to the wire, and we have to more this afternoon.
For now, we’ll focus on Butler-Arkansas. Butler is always feisty in the tournament and just off name alone, you know people picked them as a 10-seed upset. A big part of this squad is Kamar Baldwin, a sophomore guard who’s peaking at the right time and had a career-high game in the Big East tournament.
His girlfriend, Michelle Weaver, is also a Butler basketball player and she’s no slouch herself. She put up double-digits per game. Although, her team finished 8th in the Big East, so their season is done. But that means plenty of time to see if the men’s team can make a run.
Michelle’s basketball bio:
Averaged 10.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game… Appeared in 29 games, making 27 starts… Averaged 30.6 minutes of playing time… Shot 37 percent from the field (106-283)… Hit 23 percent from 3-point range (15-63)… 75 percent free throw shooter (70-93)… Pulled down 98 total rebounds, 20 offensive and 78 defensive… Recorded 83 assists, 50 steals and 10 blocked shots… Ended the season with 297 total points… Scored a season-high 25 points at Seton Hall on 11-of-19 shooting (1/29)… Added a season-high six steals and five rebounds against the Pirates… Ranked third in the BIG EAST Conference in steals per game (1.72)… Reached 20+ points in four games… Knocked down nine of 10 from the free throw line to net 13 points at St. John’s (1/27)… Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds vs. Georgetown (1/22)… Dominated the action against Fort Wayne with 22 points, three steals and a season-high six assists against the Mastodons (11/16)… Logged 43 minutes of playing time at Xavier (1/8)… Scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds at Wisconsin (11/20)… Hit the game-winning shot in the First Round of the BIG EAST Tournament to lift BU over Xavier 68-66 (3/4).
She sent some good luck today.
[IG – Michelle]