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Butler Knocks Off No. 1 Villanova, 101-93

A general view of the Villanova's basketball court.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

There will be a new No. 1 team in the country next week.

No. 1 Villanova is undefeated no more.

Butler shot 60 percent from the field and 68 percent from beyond the arc, making 15-of-22 threes and holding on to stun the top-ranked Wildcats 101-93 before a rocking home crowd. The Bulldogs led by as many as 22 (84-62) in the second half before withstanding a furious Villanova rally.

It is Butler's third-straight win over Villanova. Here's a look at the post-game court storm.

Kelan Martin (24 points), Paul Jorgensen (23 points) and Kamar Baldwin (19 points) led the way for the Bulldogs.

No. 2 Michigan State could slide into the top spot in Monday's AP poll, but if No. 3 Arizona State beats No. 17 Arizona tonight, the Sun Devils could make the jump to No. 1. ASU is currently the last undefeated team in the nation.