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Scouting Report: Butler

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Is it likely that Vanderbilt will make the NCAA tournament this season? No. However, if Vanderbilt wants to make a run at an at-large spot in the Big Dance, beating Butler this Saturday can legitimately be seen as a non-negotiable requirement.

The nonconference portion of Vanderbilt's regular season schedule is just about to end. The Commodores can take heart in knowing that their losses to Oregon, Davidson, and Middle Tennessee came against genuinely solid teams that will compete for NCAA berths in the coming months. What will hurt VU is the pair of losses to Marist and Villanova. The win at Xavier compensated for them, but it has to...

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