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22-6, 2nd in Big East
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Butler breaks through vs. top competition

Wednesday's 74-66 victory over No. 2 Villanova marked the Bulldogs' first road win against an AP top-five team. It also was the Wildcats' first home loss as an AP top-two team. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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22hJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Wild night in the Big East

Butler is trending up after ending Villanova's 48-game win streak at The Pavilion on Wednesday night. Elsewhere in the Big East, Xavier drops while Marquette, Seton Hall and Providence remain on the bubble. Georgetown is nowhere to be found.

No. 22 Butler knocks off No. 2 Villanova, again (1:16)

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There were several notable streaks snapped with No. 22 Butler's upset over No. 2 Villanova: - It snapped a 48-game win streak at The Pavilion for Villanova and was the 1st loss there for this senior class (was 45-0). - It snapped an 18-game home win streak overall for Villanova (lost home game at Wells Fargo Center vs Providence last season). - It was Villanova's 1st ever home loss an AP top-2 team (was 13-0). - It was Butler's first ever road win against an AP top-5 team (was 0-11). - It was Butler's 1st ever win at Villanova (was 0-3).


Martin, Butler rally to stun No. 2 Villanova

Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's win at Villanova Wednesday night doesn't change the Big East race: Both teams walked on the floor knowing they were finishing second and first, respectively, in the regular-season race. What it does change -- at least right now -- is Butler's NCAA tournament resume. Sweeping Villanova means two wins against a likely No. 1 seed, including one on the road, alongside a neutral-court win over Arizona and home wins over Cincinnati and Northwestern. It's the kind of accomplishment that, all else equal, can convince the committee to move you up a seed line (or two) on Selection Sunday. It's a big deal.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 22 Butler beats No. 2 Villanova 74-66. The ViewFromVegas is the Bulldogs did it as 10-point road underdogs and +450 on the money line.

Butler's Martin rocks the rim with one hand in win (0:22)
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Nova heavily favored at The Pavilion

No. 2-ranked Villanova can clinch a fourth straight Big East regular-season title tonight with a win at home over No. 22 Butler. ESPN's BPI gives the Wildcats nearly a 90 percent chance to win. Preview

A half-court shot is one of the worst beats of season (2:27)
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4dJoe Lunardi

Boilermakers rise to four-seed line

Purdue climbs one notch following its 17-point win over Michigan State on Saturday and joins Butler, UCLA and West Virginia.

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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas top men's poll

Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.

No. 24 Butler runs past DePaul 82-66 (0:53)
Gage banks in half-court buzzer-beater in loss (0:16)
Savage loses defender with pump fake (0:23)
Butler's Chrabascz goes inside for the finish (0:29)
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8dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Breaking down the Hoosier State

Purdue and Butler are slotted to potentially meet in the second round. Meanwhile, Indiana remains on the bubble and Valpo falls in Lunardi's latest projection.

No. 24 Butler blitzes St. John's 110-86 (0:35)
Butler's Wideman slams down the putback (0:25)
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10dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: Big East Conference

Villanova remains the only lock for the NCAA tournament from the Big East, but Butler, Xavier and Creighton should be in. Providence joins Seton Hall, Georgetown and Marquette as teams that still have work left to do.

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11dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Lots of movement on No. 5 line

Wisconsin and Cincinnati fall to No. 5 seeds after losing on Sunday. They're joined by Creighton (rising) and Butler (steady) on the No. 5 line.

Duke back in the title race in new Power Rankings (1:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.099th
Rebounds Per Game32.8310th
Assists Per Game13.4Tied-187th
Points Allowed68.273rd

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14