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Baldwin’s Butler buzzer beater for the win... and the cover!

Butler’s Kamar Baldwin hits a three-pointer as time expires for the 79-76 win over Villanova. And the spread? -2.5!

Butler Bulldogs guard Kamar Baldwin (3) takes a shot over Villanova Wildcats forward Jermaine Samuels (23) in the first half at Hinkle Fieldhouse.  Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 19 Butler Bulldogs beat the No. 10 Villanova Wildcats tonight in the most dramatic way possible: a pure buzzer beater by Kamar Baldwin as the clock expired to walk off a Top 10 opponent for the win at home.

What a shot... and with Gus Johnson and the GOAT Bill Raftery on the call.

The best part? The spread closed at Butler -3, but was -2.5 most of the day. A ton of the action will swing from overtime to a win via a contested fadeaway, including our pick from tonight. Not that we were rooting a smidge harder for this to go in or anything.


  1. Be an underdog
  2. Win dramatically
  3. Have the game mean something

Check, check, and check. Feel free to fall on the floor at Hinkle, Bulldogs. College basketball doesn’t get any better than this!

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