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Krzyzewski's pick for 2011 title? Butler

INDIANAPOLIS - Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had just helped snip down an NCAA tournament championship net Monday night and he predicted who would be favored to stand in that spot next season.

He didn't name Duke.

He picked the team Duke had just beaten.

"Somebody's going to pick the top 10 for next year; where are you going to pick Butler?" he said after winning his fourth national title with a 61-59 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium. "They'll be a favorite next year."

Krzyzewski could be right - as long as a few things at Butler stay the same.

If Butler forward Gordon Hayward decides to return for his junior season instead of opting for the...