The Butler Bulldogs men’s basketball team represents Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The school’s team currently competes in the Big East Conference. They play their home games at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Butler competed as part of the Horizon League since its founding, and played basketball in other regional conferences before that, including the Missouri Valley Conference. In 2012 they left the Horizon League for the Atlantic 10 and the year after, moved to the Big East. Butler rose to national prominence in the late 1990s. They ranked in most media polls for a lot of weeks from the 2006–07 season to the 2011–12 season, and regularly competed in the postseason since 1997. In the 2010 NCAA tournament, Butler Bulldogs was the National runner-up to Duke, advancing to the National Championship Game after defeating Michigan State in the Final Four. The Bulldogs also went to the championship game in the following NCAA tournament, falling to UConn after defeating VCU in the Final Four. With the victory over VCU, Butler became the first mid-major program to reach the championship game in successive seasons since 1979, when seeding of the tournament began, and the only team from the state of Indiana to reach back-to-back championship games. The Butler Bulldogs also won the National Championship in 1927, though it was before March Madness so it does not count for NCAA records.