INDIANAPOLIS -- Kelan Martin scored 21 points, Tyler Lewis added 16 points and Butler ran away from Northern Colorado in the second half on its way to an 89-52 win on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
A 10-2 Bulldogs run capped by a Sean McDermott 3 put Butler up 36-27 with 5:38 left to play before the break. The Bulldogs took a 41-31 lead into the locker room.
Out of the break, Butler picked up the pace and broke the game open. Lewis' jumper with 15:42 remaining pushed the lead to 50-35. Butler then went on a 25-7 run over the next eight minutes to put the game out of reach for the Bears.
Lewis was perfect from the floor shooting 7-for-7.
Jordan Davis led Northern Colorado with 25 points shooting 7-for-12 from the floor and 10-for-13 from the free throw line.
The Big 12 Conference has issued a public reprimand of West Virginia's Wesley Harris, who struck a Texas Tech fan during a wild court-storming Saturday after the Red Raiders' victory over the Mountaineers.
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Villanova is No. 1, Virginia moved to No. 2 and Purdue jumped to No. 3 in a week of changes in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll.