18th-ranked Butler got clutch play from Kethan Savage down the stretch, as he got five of his 13 points in the final minutes, helping the Bulldogs hand No. 1 Villanova their first loss, 66-58 on Wednesday. The loss snaps the Wildcats' 20-game win streak, as they fall to 14-1 on the year. The Bulldogs now sit at 13-2, as they have now won 12 straight at home, handing Nova their first loss since last March in the Big East Championship Game against Seton Hall. They had the longest current winning streak in the country, as the 20-game streak was also the longest in school history. No. 2 Baylor hung on against Iowa State Wednesday, as they, along with No. 5 Gonzaga, are the only remaining unbeatens in the country.
Notre Dame Takes Down Louisville
Another top-10 team went down on Wednesday night, as No. 9 Louisville could not get past No. 23 Notre Dame, falling 77-70 in ACC play. Steve Vasturia had a career-high 24 points, while Bonzie Colson added a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Vasturia hit a go-ahead basket late, as the Irish hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Matt Farrell also scored a career-high with 22 points for Notre Dame, who has now won four in a row, and six in a row at home against the Cardinals. Louisville has not won on the road against the Irish since 1994. They now fall to 0-2 in conference play, while Notre Dame sits at 2-0.
Pitt Upsets Virginia in Overtime
Sheldon Jeter came up with two big three-pointers in overtime Wednesday night, giving Pittsburgh the upset of No. 11 Virginia, 88-76. Jamel Artis had 24 points, while Michael Young added 19, as the the Panthers made the Cavaliers the third top-15 team to go down on Wednesday. The win helps Pitt avoid an 0-2 start in conference play after they dropped the ACC opener in the final seconds against Notre Dame. Jeter finished with 16, being a key part of the decisive 9-0 overtime run. Pitt found a way to shoot 54 percent from the floor, including 13 of 21 from three, against a Virginia defense that allowed opponents to shoot just 35 percent coming in.