Butler hosts Villanova after Dixon’s 22-point game

Villanova Wildcats (8-9, 2-4 Big East) at Butler Bulldogs (10-8, 2-5 Big East)

Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Villanova visits the Butler Bulldogs after Eric Dixon scored 22 points in Villanova’s 75-65 loss to the DePaul Blue Demons.

The Bulldogs have gone 7-2 at home. Butler scores 69.4 points and has outscored opponents by 3.4 points per game.

The Wildcats are 2-4 in conference play. Villanova is fifth in the Big East giving up 68.6 points while holding opponents to 43.6% shooting.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jayden Taylor is averaging 12.8 points for the Bulldogs. Chuck Harris is averaging 12.7 points over the past 10 games for Butler.

Caleb Daniels is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists for the Wildcats. Dixon is averaging 16.2 points over the last 10 games for Villanova.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 5-5, averaging 65.7 points, 29.0 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.7 points per game.

Wildcats: 6-4, averaging 71.6 points, 30.6 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 5.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 67.0 points.

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