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Preview: No. 1 Villanova @ No. 18 Butler

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Wednesday night, No. 1 Villanova Wildcats faces No. 18 Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The game will be on Fox Sports 1 at 6:30 pm EST.

The Wildcats are 14-0 and the Bulldogs are 12-2. Villanova is 3-0 on the road and Butler is 8-0 at home.

Josh Hart (Getty Images)

Josh Hart (Getty Images)

One of those streaks will end once this game is over.

This is the seventh meeting between these two teams. Villanova has won the previous six meetings.

Villanova has won their past last 19 games. They have not lost a game since March 12, 2016, when they lost 69-67 to the Seton Hall Pirates in the Big East Conference Championship game at Madison Square Garden.

Butler won their last game on Jan. 1 when they defeated the Providence Friars 78-61. They last lost on Dec. 29, 2016 when they lost 76-73 to the St. John’s Red Storm.

Villanova is averaging 79.9 points per game. Butler is scoring 78.0 points.

Josh Hart leads the Wildcats attack with 20.3 points per game along with 6.8 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is averaging 4.1 assists.

Kelan Martin leads the Bulldogs attack with 18.1 points per game. Tyler Wideman is averaging 5.4 rebounds and Tyler Lewis is averaging 4.8 assists.

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