Monday, April 5, 2010

Tudor's take: Stormy weather in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Duke and Butler fans had to weave their way through rain, wind and storms en route to the NCAA title game Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.

After a warm, sunny morning and early afternoon, thunderstorms moved into the Indianapolis downtown area at about 5 p.m., prompting officials to issue a tornado watch until midnight.

The game is slated for a 9:21 p.m. start on CBS television.

Interestingly, tornadoes hit Indianapolis during the 2006 Final Four weekend while John Mellencamp was playing an outdoor concert downtown, sending fans scrambling for cover. Florida won that championship game, defeating UCLA, 73-57.

- Caulton Tudor