Butler coach Brad Stevens called a timeout after Duke put together an 8-0 run to take a 26-20 lead with about 5 minutes left in the first half.
Brian Zoubek began the spurt with a basket inside, and Jon Scheyer made one of two foul shots before draining a 3-pointer off an assist by Nolan Smith. Kyle Singler followed with a layup of his own, forcing Stevens to call the timeout.
Butler prefers low-scoring games and generally doesn't score points in bunches, so it has to make sure the Blue Devils don't get too far in front. Remember what happened to West Virginia when the Duke lead reached double figures in the semifinals.
Apparently, the officials are going to allow these guys to play. Or the NCAA picked up a couple of referees from the UFC.