INDIANAPOLIS – If every meeting between new Big East foes Villanova and Butler is like the first, basketball fans are in for some treat.
Villanova outlasted Butler in a back-and-forth game at Hinkle Fieldhouse, snatching a 76-73 victory in overtime in the conference opener for both teams.
JayVaughn Pinkston led the Wildcats with 22 points. Kellen Dunham matched that total for the Bulldogs, including a game-tying jumper late in the second half that forced overtime.
Scott Graham and Steve Lappas called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(The teams trade baskets in the middle of the first half)
(James Bell jams one home for ‘Nova)
(Elijah Brown hits a three to pull Butler to within 47-45)
(Brown’s three puts the Bulldogs up late)
(Kellen Dunham’s jumper ties the game at 66-66)
(Ryan Arcidiacono hits a three to open OT)
(JayVaughn Pinkston puts Villanova up 4 in OT)
(The final call as Villanova wins it)
(Postgame recap from Scott Graham and Steve Lappas)
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