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8-2, 1st in Big East

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler's Sean McDermott will miss the next four-to-six weeks with an ankle sprain, per the school. Hit double-figures in the first three games of the season before suffering the injury against Portland State.

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State of the conferences: Big East

As the 2017-18 college basketball season gets underway, let's pause to consider the status of each major conference. Right now, the Big East looks healthy.

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OSU's Holtmann: Game vs. ex-team 'not ideal'

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said he'll do his best to focus on the game and the players, but he admitted he'll have to keep his emotions in check when the Buckeyes take on his former program, Butler, on Sunday.

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Butler's Wideman puts down 2-handed slam (0:28)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Get your popcorn ready. Mohamed Bamba and Marvin Bagley III, two top-five recruits in this freshman class, will face off tomorrow when Duke plays Texas in the second round of the PK80. Important early test for both programs. And the NBA execs in the building will love it, too.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm amazed this is still a close game with Kamar Baldwin and Kelan Martin struggling tonight (8-for-30) combined.

Randy L. Rasmussen
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80 for 80: Everything you need to know about PK80

The field is loaded: Duke, UNC, Michigan State, Gonzaga and more. There are two brackets with names like Bagley, Bridges and Bamba. We give you a full rundown (yes, 80 things!) to set up a March-like event in November.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting news: Tyler Herro tells ESPN that he will take an official visit to Kentucky next weekend. He plans to visit Oregon and Villanova while Kansas and Butler are also in the mix. He recently de-committed from Wisconsin. After evaluating him over the years the four star guard is one of the best mid-range pull-up jump shooters in the high school game as well as being very effective in ball screens as a shooter or a playmaker. Herro is currently ranked no.27 in the ESPN 100 and went on to say. "I️ am looking to for a school where the style of play fits my game and where I️ can contribute early in my career."

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Big East preview: Villanova will lead top-heavy league

The Big East might not put seven teams in the NCAA tournament again in 2018, but the top of the league is very good. Villanova is again the favorite, but Xavier and Seton Hall aren't far behind.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Celtics were on the road last week, coach Brad Stevens called Gordon Hayward to see if he needed anything while still hospitalized following surgery. Hayward had one request: A basketball. So Stevens' wife, Tracy, delivered one to his room. Stevens: "He might have started that chair-shooting [exercises] already."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving yearns to build player/coach relationship like Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens have from their past at Butler. Said Irving: "They have an unspoken language already between one another."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on coaching Gordon Hayward again: "Yeah, it's fun. It's fun to coach all these guys. I mean he's gotten really good. It's fun to be back out there with him and see all the things he's improved on."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics newcomer Gordon Hayward on watching Brad Stevens draw up plays again: "It was a little weird ... I remember that like it was yesterday."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 Miller Kopp hosted Butler's entire staff for an in-home visit today. Kopp takes his official visit to Northwestern this weekend.

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.1184th
Rebounds Per Game33.5Tied-284th
Assists Per Game12.8Tied-249th
Points Allowed66.069th

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Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record21-14
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14