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2018 Schedule
18-10, 5th in Big East

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After beating Ohio State by 23 last night, Penn State has cracked BPI's top 25. The Nittany Lions have a 33% chance to reach the NCAA tournament.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Decent-sized upgrades to BPI ratings for Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Nevada and Florida after yesterday. Downgrades for Tennessee and Virginia. Texas A&M moved into top 30, Oklahoma dropped to 31.

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Villanova takes down Butler (0:31)
10d

No. 1 Nova rebounds from loss, tops Butler

Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson had 27, and No. 1 Villanova bounced back from its second loss of the season to rally past Butler 86-75 Saturday.

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Bridges steals and flies for easy jam (0:24)
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Spellman's acrobatic rebound energizes Villanova (0:28)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kelan Martin has 77 points and 13 3-pointers in his last five halves of basketball. Seems solid.

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Martin keeps Villanova at bay with pair of 3's (0:21)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova's defense continues to struggle, and the absence of Eric Paschall is magnifying the issues. Wildcats have allowed at least 1.10 points per possession in each of the last four games. Butler with 23 points in the first 8:45.

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Villanova's Spellman throws down reverse-one-handed jam (0:17)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following its loss to North Carolina last night, Duke slipped behind Cincinnati in the latest BPI rankings.

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Xavier holds off Butler in OT (1:41)
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Bluiett drains a deep 3 in OT (0:27)

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

TUE HEADLINES: Xavier must win at Butler, otherwise Auburn is next in line for a No. 1 seed. Cincinnati is next in line for a No. 2 seed if either Michigan State or Kansas loses. Boise State could drop out with a loss at New Mexico, making way for (gulp!) Syracuse.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Butler has vaulted into BPI's top 25 following a 20-point road win over Marquette yesterday.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't say I expected Butler to go into Marquette and win by 20. Wow.

31d

Butler beats DePaul for the 8th straight time, 79-67

Kelan Martin scored 24 points and Butler grabbed a 22-point halftime advantage on its way to an eighth straight victory over DePaul, holding off a second-half rally by the Blue Demons to post a 79-67 Big East win Saturday afternoon.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens had Gordon Hayward shoot a free throw to determine if team did a final drill at a recent practice. He made it. Stevens: “[Hayward is] doing some spot shooting. Very, very light. … He's doing all that he can right now … We all know it's a long road ahead."

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.9Tied-51st
Rebounds Per Game34.5Tied-224th
Assists Per Game14.4132nd
Points Allowed72.1Tied-169th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record23-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15