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Butler vs. Uconn: After 10 minutes

April 4, 2011 |  7:00 pm

Butler-uconn2_510 Ouch, my ears hurt. The sound of the ball clanking against the rim over and over and over? Make it stop.

Clang goes Matt Howard's attempt for Butler.

UConn's Kemba Walker gets inside, though, layup, foul and free throw. UConn's ahead, 13-8, now and the Huskies' length seems to be emerging.

Also emerging is the sense that Butler can't afford to miss free throws at all or make any turnovers. The Bulldogs have a slim margin for error.

And has any team won a game without scoring a two-point field goal? Butler's trying. Bulldog's down 13-9, 0-for-the-game from two-point range, shooting 13 percent from the field? Hey, being down 13-9 doesn't seem so bad.

Andrew Smith breaks a five-minute Butler scoring drought and has the Bulldogs' first two-pointer of the game at the 10:19 mark of first half. Butler down, 13-11.

Oh, yeah, Huskies are missing a lot of layups, too.

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Photo: UConn point guard Kemba Walker reacts after scoring and drawing a foul against Butler on Monday night in the NCAA championship game. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press

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