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Miners vs. Bulldogs: By the Numbers

Let's take a look at tomorrow's game by the numbers:  

20:  Consecutive Wins for Butler.  The Bulldogs haven't lost since December 22, 2010.

2:  The number of times UTEP beat UAB.  UAB was the last team to beat Butler.

3:  The number of sophomores Butler starts:  Gordon Hayward, Ronald Nored, and Shelvin Mack.

2005:  The last time the Miners made the NCAA Tournament.  The Miners fell in the first round to Utah (60-54).  Utah was led by the #1 pick in the NBA draft, Andrew Bogut.

12:  The number of double-doubles by Butler's star Gordon Hayward this year.

7:  The number of double-doubles by Derrick Caracter this year.

5:  The number of times Derrick Caracter has fouled out of a game this season.

12:  The number of times Derrick Caracter has had four or more fouls in a game.

26:  The number of games Caracter has played in this season.

4:  The  number of consecutive NCAA Tournaments Butler has participated in.

9:  The number of NCAA Tournament appearances by Butler since 1997.

6:  The number of wins by Butler in those 9 appearances.

4:  The number of times Butler has advanced past the first round since 1997.

1:  The number of National Championships for UTEP.

0:  The number of National Championships for Butler.