Butler Falls 76-73 to Villanova - Recap

Villanova grabbed a 76-73 win over Butler on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from JayVaughn Pinkston at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Villanova earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4-point spread.

Darrun Hilliard had 15 points for Villanova and Josh Hart chipped in with 10 points. Ryan Arcidiacono had 3 assists for them, while James Bell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Butler got a 22-point performance from Kellen Dunham, who was supported by 19 points from Elijah Brown. Alex Barlow had 5 assists in a losing cause for Butler, while Alex Barlow grabbed 9 rebounds.

Villanova led at halftime, 35-34.

Butler won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-31.