Kethan Savage scored five of his 13 points during a decisive seven-point run to give No. 18 Butler a 66-58 victory over No. 1 Villanova on Wednesday night at Indianapolis, ending the Wildcats’ 20-game winning streak.
Butler (13-2, 2-1 Big East Conference) improved to 4-0 against ranked opponents this season and extended its home winning streak to 12 games.
Jalen Brunson had 23 points and Josh Hart scored 13 on a rugged shooting night for the defending national champion Wildcats (14-1, 2-1).
“We beat an unbelievable program and an unbelievable team,” Butler Coach Chris Holtmann said. “Our kids performed at a high level.”
The Bulldogs took the lead for good when Savage scored on a layup with 2 minutes 57 seconds left to make it 53-52. After Kelan Martin’s basket, Savage turned a steal into a three-point play for a 58-52 lead with 1:46 to go.
at Pittsburgh 88, No. 11 Virginia 76 (OT): Jamel Artis scored 24 points, Michael Young added 19 and Sheldon Jeter hit a pair of three-pointers in overtime to lift the Panthers (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). London Perrantes of Virginia (11-3, 1-2) hit a deep three-pointer with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to tie it.
at No. 8 Duke 110, Georgia Tech 57: Grayson Allen had 15 points and seven assists in his return from a one-game suspension for tripping an opponent, and the Blue Devils (13-2, 1-1 ACC) cruised. It was Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final game before leaving the team to have surgery to remove part of a herniated disk in his lower back.