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UConn Vs. Butler: Huskies Settle Into Double-Digit Lead As Clock Runs Down

Five minutes left and the UConn Huskies have a double-digit lead on the Butler Bulldogs. With a lead of 46-35, they are minutes away from their third National Title since 1999.

The trio of Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lamb and Alex Oriakhi are leading the Huskies on the night. Walker has 12 and Lamb have 11 but Oriakhi has come on strong in the second half and leads the way with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Oriakh and the Huskies also have ten blocks so far, which ties the National Title game record, and goes a long way towards understanding the shooting woes for the Butler Bulldogs tonight.

Butler has improved to 17% shooting on the night (10-58) but it's still as rough as it sounds. No Bulldog is in double-digits and Chae Stigall leads the team with 9 points. The only area Butler is doing well is three-point shooting, in which they're 8-of-15. At this point, they might not have any other options.

For more on this game, UConn fans should join The UConn Blog, and Butler fans should join SB Nation Indiana and Mid Major Madness.