INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bryce Nze had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Butler rolled past New Orleans 79-53 on Saturday night.
Jordan Tucker added 16 points and Sean McDermott chipped in 13 for Butler (2-0). Aaron Thompson had 12 points to go with 10 rebounds.
Butler had an 18-3 run to take a 23-5 lead midway of the first half. The Bulldogs were up 45-29 at the break and coasted to the win. All nine players put points on the board.
Damion Rosser had 13 points for the Privateers (1-1). Troy Green added 12 points. Bryson Robinson had 10 points.
Butler takes on Minnesota at home on Tuesday. New Orleans faces SMU on the road on Tuesday.
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