The 2011 NCAA Championship game began with UConn winning the tip and Tyler Olander making the first score. You picked Olander in your prop bet, didn't you? This game has the makings of an ugly one based on the early going, with Butler missing five of its first six shots and somehow only trailing by one in the process.
Four minutes in, the entire score is 4-3, UConn. That's the whole thing!
Chase Stigall provided all of Butler's offense, hitting a three with assistance from Shelvin Mack. Alex Oriakhi made UConn's other score, and this is going to be the easiest game in the world to blog if it keeps this pace going.
Three-of-18 combined shooting. Maybe there's something to that Reliant Stadium sightlines talk after all. At least Jim Nantz is in top form already: "It's time to settle the madness," he declared at tip-off.