Bulldogs show some bite in 73-61 win over No. 8 Villanova
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Chuck Harris scored 20 points and Jair Bolden added 15 on Sunday to lead Butler to a 73-61 victory over No. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Villanova (15-4, 10-3), which had won 13 of its previous 15 and was favored by 10 1/2 points. Clearly, Villanova wasn't itself during the first half — shooting 28% from the field, grabbing just one offensive rebound and giving up 34 points. But the Bulldogs produced two solid performances this week by beating Seton Hall and now Villanova. AdTWO MEN OUTThe Bulldogs seem to have been playing short-handed all season and Sunday was no exception.
Villanova coach Wright gets 600th win in victory over Butler
7 Villanova, and coach Jay Wright won his 600th career game in an 85-66 victory over Butler on Wednesday night. Wright (600-268) was already Villanova's winningest coach and he became the 39th coach in Division I history to reach 600 wins. Wright is 478-183 since he was hired in 2001 and he has built the Wildcats into one of the elite programs in college basketball. Villanova: The Wildcats hit 10 3s and showed they have the talent to again win the Big East. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Baldwin gives No. 19 Butler 79-76 win over No. 10 Villanova
Butler forward Sean McDermott (22) shoots next to Villanova coach Jay Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. – Butler guard Kamar Baldwin ignored the anxious fans, the tie score and the running clock Wednesday night. 19 Butler a 79-76 victory over No. Baldwin, who was 5 of 15 from the field, claimed he knew it was good as soon as the ball left his hand. Butler sent two maintenance workers up to the catwalk, trying to find a solution that would allow play to resume.