Butler-UConn: After 15 minutes
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.
-- 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