Was there a “dome effect” at the Final Four?

Was there a so-called “dome effect” to this year’s Final Four?

It wasn’t just Butler’s horrendous 18.8 percent shooting from the Reliant Stadium floor that raised that question after Connecticut beat the Bulldogs 53-41 in a very low-scoring national title game.

The shooting in all three games was sub-par, from the floor, from beyond the three-point line, from the free-throw line.

Remember, Kentucky made just four of 12 free throws in its semifinal loss on Saturday. And the Cats came into the game shooting 71.6 percent from the foul line.

Get this: Connecticut won the national championship despite making two of 23 three-pointers in its two games in Houston. Kemba Walker is one-of-nine from beyond the arc for the weekend.

There is just no preparing for the background in such a mammoth venue. The Saturday night crowd of 75,421 set a new Final Four attendance record.

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