Leaky Hinkle Fieldhouse roof halts Butler-Villanova contest

A worker put a bucket in the rafters of Hinkle Fieldhouse to catch leaking rainwater. (WTHR photo/Dave Calabro)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Wednesday's winter weather is wreaking havoc on the roads - and inside Hinkle Fieldhouse.

As rain and ice fell on the roads and highways around Indianapolis, Wednesday's Butler-Villanova game was stopped for nearly 15 minutes midway through the first half when raindrops began falling through the arena roof.


While a worker scaled the rafters with a bucket to catch the drips, Butler's newest star - Butler Blue IV - took to the court to entertain Bulldog fans.




During the delay, there was plenty of finger- and paw-pointing as to the cause of the leak.



The game resumed after a 13-minute delay, with the Bulldogs leading 13-9.

The delay was worth it for Bulldog fans as Kamar Baldwin hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 79-76 win.