04 April 2011

Highlights From Butler v. Connecticut

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  1. Other than Alex Oriakhi and Jeremy Lamb for UConn the shooting was atrocious on both sides. UConn shot 34.5% from the floor while Butler could only manage 18.8% shooting.

    Oriakhi was 5-6 from the floor, 1-1 from the foul line scoring 11 points. He also had 4 blocked shots and 11 rebounds in 25 min. of play. He apparently got into the head of the Butler players as they didn't score inside the paint until 6 min. left in the game. I consider Oriakhi the star of the game.

    Lamb didn't score in the first half due to sitting out half of it with foul trouble. for the game he was 4-8 from the floor, 3-4 from the foul line scoring 12 points and dragging in 7 rebounds.

    Walker shot 5-19 from the floor, 6-7 from the foul line, scoring 16 points while grabbing 9 rebounds.

    Tied a record with 10 blocked shots for the game.

    Butler couldn't put the ball in the hole during the entire game shooting an NCAA record low of 18.8% from the floor.

    Here is a link to an ESPN recap. Link to box score is also embedded.


    Congratulations to Jim Calhoun and the UConn Huskies. That's three national titles for the men since 1999. Too bad the Huskie women got knocked out yesterday. I don't think any school has won both titles in the same year. Ironically the men weren't expected to get there, but the women were.