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8-1, 1st in Big East

Butler favored by BPI, but not Medcalf

After starting the season with eight straight victories, Butler dropped its first game to Indiana St. on Wednesday night. ESPN's BPI has the Bulldogs getting back on track vs. the No. 22 Bearcats this weekend, but Myron Medcalf disagrees. Medcalf's weekend picks

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1dEamonn Brennan

Welcome to the Big East's big weekend

The Big East needs not prove itself, but three of its top teams (Villanova, Xavier and Butler) face teams from other power conferences. A sweep would give the conference even more credibility.

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Bearcats jump to bracket's No. 5 line

Joe Lunardi moves Cincinnati from a No. 7 following its overtime win at Iowa State. Wisconsin drops from a No. 4 while Butler and Purdue stay put this week. Bracketology

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3dMyron Medcalf

ISU's Scott mirrors twin as FT sinks No. 16 Butler

Two weeks after his twin brother Bryson led Fort Wayne to an upset of then-No. 3 Indiana, Brenton Scott did the same for Indiana State against No. 16 Butler, hitting the game-winning free throw.

Indiana State shocks Butler, hands Bulldogs first loss (1:22)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Another upset in Indiana as Indiana State KO's No. 16 Butler. Brenton Scott finished with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, and he also made the late, game-winning free throw that sealed the 72-71 win. In late November, his twin brother, Bryson Scott, led Fort Wayne with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in his team's upset of Indiana. Not a bad stretch for the Scott family.

Indiana State stuns Butler to set off court storming (0:57)

Butler rising in Power Rankings

Tyler Lewis has been the difference so far for 8-0 Butler. His shooting average has improved from 39 percent last season to 64 percent so far this year. Power Rankings

Bracketology: Butler rises to No. 5 seed

After Butler's 7-0 start -- including back-to-back wins against Pac-12 foes -- the Bulldogs rise to a No. 5 seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Bracketology

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Big East touting quality over quantity

Butler's win at Utah makes the Big East's top four teams -- Villanova, Xavier, Creighton and the Bulldogs -- a combined 25-0 this season.

Butler stays unbeaten with road win over Utah (0:46)

Bulldogs leap into rankings at No. 18

Butler beat then-No. 8 Arizona to win the Las Vegas Invitational last week. That marked the third straight year the Bulldogs have knocked off a top-10 team. Power Rankings

Kentucky tops while Indiana drops in the college basketball Power Rankings (1:35)
Butler upsets No. 8 Arizona for Vegas title (0:41)

Butler knocks off No. 8 Arizona, 69-65

��� Kelan Martin had 16 points, while Andrew Chrabascz had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Butler to a 69-65 victory over No. 8 Arizona on Friday night in the championship game of the Contin

Vanderbilt falls to Butler 76-66 (1:02)
The Big East is thriving after realignment (1:19)

Butler coasts to 86-60 win over Bucknell

Tyler Wideman and Avery Woodson each scored 14 points and Butler faced little resistance from Bucknell, as the Bulldogs cruised to an 86-60 win on Saturday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.0Tied-95th
Rebounds Per Game31.6333rd
Assists Per Game15.2Tied-95th
Points Allowed61.725th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14