A miserable day of three-point shooting hurts Villanova in a 73-61 defeat at Butler

The three-point shot has been a staple of the Villanova program since Jay Wright took over 20 years ago. Whenever they needed a big basket, the Wildcats usually were able to knock down a shot or two from beyond the arc. But the Cats came out Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse and couldn’t locate the hoop, shooting more air balls (three) than three-point makes (two). Their 2-of-27 performance foiled any chance they had of making up a deficit that got as high as 15 points, and Butler romped to a 73-61 upset in Indianapolis. The eighth-ranked Wildcats (15-4, 10-3 Big East) lost a conference game on the …

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