Da'Sean Butler sank a runner off the backboard with 5.8 left in OT and sank 13-of-14 free throws as the No.10 Mountaineers defeated No.9 Villanova 68-66 in a classic battle. Scottie Reynolds took a shot from the corner for three at the buzzer, but the ball hit the back of the rim and went out. The Mountaineers finished the regular season 24-6 and 13-5 in the Big East. 'Nova finishes 24-6 and 13-5. 'Nova had tied it with 7.7 seconds left in regulation on a trifecta by Corey Fisher. The Mountaineers couldn't get a decent shot off at the end.
Nova sank a three in overtime to tie it, but then Butler came back and made his acrobatic go-ahead shot.
The Mountaineers were 18-of-28 from the line and 'Nova was 24-of-35. Butler finished with 21 and Reynolds finished with 17 for 'Nova. Wellington Smith finished with 15 for the Mountaineers.
The Big East tourney is up for grabs. Looks like Louisville knocked off Syracuse.