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.