Hart, Jenkins lead No. 1 Villanova past Butler 77-67

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VILLANOVA, PA – FEBRUARY 20: Josh Hart #3, Kris Jenkins #2, Mikal Bridges #25, and Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats react after a made basket against the Butler Bulldogs on February 20, 2016 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Butler Bulldogs 77-67. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Josh Hart scored 22 points and Kris Jenkins had 20 to lead No. 1 Villanova over Butler, 77-67 on Saturday.

It was the seventh straight victory for the Wildcats (24-3, 13-1 Big East).

Kelan Martin scored 19 points for Butler (18-9, 7-8).

It was the first time in Villanova history that a No. 1 team played at the Pavilion, the Wildcats’ on-campus home.

Hart, Villanova’s leading scorer at 14.8 points per game, struggled in the last two contests, scoring a combined 11 points on 3-for-15 shooting in wins over St. John’s and Temple. But he came alive against Butler, particularly in the second half when he scored 13 points.

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