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Aaron Thompson available for Butler tonight against Villanova

The Bulldogs point guard will be in uniform for No. 19 Butler tonight in their Top 25 matchup with No. 10 Villanova

Butler Bulldogs guard Aaron Thompson (2) drives against Villanova Wildcats guard Justin Moore (5) during the first half at Finneran Pavilion.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

6’2 junior point guard Aaron Thompson has been listed as available by the official Butler Twitter account for the first time in three games.

Thompson isn’t big with his own numbers, but the splits for the Bulldogs with him on and off the court are pretty big. Thompson had just five points on 2-6 shooting last time out against Villanova, coincidentally his last game played before injury on January 21st, but also chipped in five assists against just one turnover.

It’s a big plus for the Bulldogs tonight to get a reliable ball handler in a major nationally-televised game. Butler went 2-1 without Thompson, the loss at home to the Providence Friars last Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

You can read about Villanova-Butler as well as the other big matchups in college basketball this evening right here, The game will be broadcast on FS1 at 7:30 p.m. ET, and is the only game pairing two Top 25 teams tonight in college basketball.

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