Butler was trailing Villanova 49-42 midway through the second half before going on an 18-0 run that turned the contest in its favor.
The No. 22 Butler Bulldogs (21-6 overall, 9-5 BIG EAST) will be at the Pavilion Wednesday in a clash of the top two teams in the BIG EAST standings.
Villanova connected on ..673 of its field goal attempts Saturday at the Prudential as it downed Seton Hall 92-70 with Jalen Brunson and Kris Jenkins each scoring 22 points.
Villaonva coaching legend Rollie Massimino, who lead the Wildcats to 357 victories and the 1985 NCAA national title, is a finalist for the 2017 class of inductees to the Naismith Hall of Fame.
No. 2 Villanova is set for its third straight road test. This one will come against Seton Hall (16-9 overall, 6-7 BIG EAST) Saturday in Newark, N.J.
Earlier today, the Villanova University Board of Trustees formally approved a comprehensive renovation plan for the 31-year-old Pavilion on Villanova’s campus. The significant $60 million renovation, which will be funded entirely by donor support, will transform the existing Pavilion—creating a high-quality, game-day experience for Villanova students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans. The renovated arena will provide an atmosphere befitting our elite men’s and women’s basketball programs and will honor the storied history of Villanova Basketball. The renovation of the Pavilion is scheduled to begin in June 2017. Upon its reopening, the arena will officially be named the Finneran Pavilion
No. 2 Villanova raced out to a 10-2 lead at DePaul on Monday night and never looked back on its way to its 25th victory of the season and second of the campaign against DePaul.
Villanova (24-2 overall, 11-2 BIG EAST0 continues its road swing on Monday night with a game at DePaul (8-17 overall, 1-11 BIG EAST). (9 p.m./CBS Sports Network and 610 Sports Radio).
Despite playing without starting forward Darryl Reynolds Villanova fought back from an early deficit and rolled to a 73-57 BIG EAST triumph Saturday over Xavier in Cincinnati.
The No. 2 ranked Villanova Wildcats are in Cincinnati to square off with No. 24/25 Xavier (18-6 overall, 8-3 BIG EAST) at the Cintas Center. (Fox TV and 610 Sports Radio).
Villanova found itself in a tight spot in the final minutes but were lifted late by the efforts of sophomore Jalen Brunson and senior Josh Hart in a 75-64 win over Georgetown Tuesday night.
Villanova jumped out to a 32-9 lead Saturday night on its way to a 92-79 BIG EAST victory at the Wells Fargo Center over St. John's.
Fourth ranked Villanova will hosts its final regular season game of 2016-17 at the Wells Fargo Saturday evening against St. John's (CBS Sports Network and 610 Sports Radio).