Virginia vs. Butler Picks – NCAA Tournament Second Round


Virginia vs. Butler picks for the NCAA Tournament’s second round game.


Virginia had a little bit of a scare in its opening-round matchup against the Hampton Pirates. Well, it was more of a sideline scare than one on the court. Channeling his ACC brother-in-arms Roy Williams, Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett had a sudden rush of blood to the head and blacked out while coaching in the first half. Bennett was okay and returned for the second half, but it was still a startling moment.

Butler kept Texas Tech at arm’s-length for the majority of the game, never really sweating too much against a Red Raiders team that limped into the NCAA Tournament. This second-round contest will boast two disciplined teams matching wits. It may not be the kind of up-and-down game that television producers dream of, but these are two skilled teams who’ll go blow for blow.

Here’s a look at Campus Insiders’ Virginia vs. Butler picks.

Virginia vs. Butler Picks

Pete Fiutak

The scourge of the boring Cavilers will be erased by the Bulldog three-point shooting.

Ray Crawford

Hard to go against Virginia in this spot.

Shae Peppler

Virginia’s defense carries the way.

Ken Bikoff

Virginia’s defense and experience inside and out will send the Bulldogs home.

Jordan Cornette

Virginia is too strong defensively.

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