Welcome back, Brad Stevens.

The former Butler head coach is attending his first game at Hinkle Fieldhouse since departing for the Boston Celtics this afternoon. The Bulldogs are taking on Xavier, one of their most intense rivals.

Stevens led Butler to consecutive Final Four appearances in 2010 and 2011 and went 166-49 in his time in Indianapolis. The head coach and his family have some time off due to NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, and they made it a point to pay a visit to their former home.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCAA or its member institutions.