Butler vs Villanova Live NCAAM Basketball game, How To Watch college Basketball, Live Stream,Live Update, Scores, odds, Game Time and more info.Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:00 AM TV: FS1, The Pavilion , Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Villanova beat Butler 77-67, powered by 22 points and 12 rebounds from Josh Hart and a 20-point performance by Kris Jenkins.Often a game of runs, Butler held the lead for brief stretches in each half. But when pressed, the Wildcats responded with the calm confidence befitting a top-ranked team.
Jenkins had his best shooting game of the season in the 92-70 win over Seton Hall, knocking down 8 of 10 shots overall and 5 of 6 from behind the three-point line on his way to 22 points. Sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson made all seven of his shots and totaled 22 points and 10 assists.
But with Butler next, the Wildcats’ mentality is more in grind-it-out mode. The Bulldogs (21-6, 10-5), who hold second place in the Big East, performed that task better in the last three minutes of their first meeting against Villanova, winning by 66-58 on Jan. 4 and handing the Cats their first loss of the season.They were better with their habits in the Butler way than we were with Villanova basketball. As long as we acknowledge that, we give them credit, and we know that we’ve got to get a lot better. You can lose a game, but we got out-toughed those last five, six, seven minutes. That’s something that we know will be big” Wednesday.