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Butler-UConn: After 15 minutes

April 4, 2011 |  7:06 pm

Butler-uconn3_510 Butler's Shelvin Mack gets a point! One!

The Bulldogs are going point by point now, and Andrew Smith ties the score at 13 by making one of two free throws.

Charles Okwandu puts Connecticut up, 15-13, but Butler's Chase Stigall gets inspired to make a three and with seven minutes left in first half Butler up 16-15.

If we were going by (Ralph) Lawler's Law in this game, first team to 100 wins, we would be looking for a winner in about 2012.

A jump shot! By Kemba Walker, of course, puts UConn ahead, 17-16, and this time Stigall can't reply. Well, he tries, but it makes a clanging sound. Donnell Beverly makes it 19-16 UConn, and that feels like a streak, especially when Butler's Matt Howard misses another layup.

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-- Diane Pucin

Photo: Butler's Matt Howard challenges a driving layup by UConn point guard Kemba Walker in the first half Monday night. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

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