NCAA Men's Basketball

Butler ends No. 2 'Nova's home streak

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Butler coach Chris Holtmann told his players to expect to be punched in the mouth playing on the road against one of the best teams in the nation.

The Bulldogs took the punch - and then delivered a knockout blow few people saw coming.

Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night, snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-0
2 Villanova26-3
3 Kansas25-3
4 Arizona25-3
5 UCLA24-3
6 Oregon25-4
7 Louisville22-6
8 North Carolina24-5
9 Baylor23-5
10 Duke22-6
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas25-3
2 Villanova26-3
3 North Carolina24-5
4 Oregon25-4
5 Baylor23-5
6 Louisville22-6
7 Gonzaga28-0
8 Florida23-5
9 Arizona25-3
10 Kentucky23-5
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