By Mary Cunningham
Villanova is 14-3 and No. 9 in the country, and its résumé gets an upgrade tonight against Butler, which is ranked 13th and ranked 13th..
The Wildcats don’t have great metrics for the most part, sitting just inside the top 25 of the BPI and just outside the top 25 at KenPom. They’re solid in the NET and have played a top-25 schedule.
Their three losses are all away from home, against Ohio State, Baylor and Marquette. But they need some more meat in the quality wins column.
They do have the victory over Kansas and winning at Creighton is also impressive.
But a huge chance will come as Big East foe Butler heads to Villanova on a two-game losing streak.
The Wildcats are playing better of late, figuring things out on the offensive end after going four straight games with fewer than one point per possession.