One could ave made a reasonable case for each of the 2010 Final Four participants. What would have been difficult was to put all four of them on the floor Saturday in front of 71,300 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
So, Duke for the first time since 2004, Michigan State for the sixth time in 12 years, West Virginia for the first time since Jerry West got it there in 1959, and Butler, playing 6 miles from its beloved Hinkle Fieldhouse, for the first time.
The four teams are a combined 124-23. No Kansas, Kentucky or Syracuse, but still some very serious teams, two with a chance to give their schools a first national championship, one (Duke) a fourth and one (Michigan State) a third.