INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rotnei Clarke scored 21 points and Butler won its season debut on Saturday, beating Elon 74-59.
The Bulldogs scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. Clarke, a transfer from Arkansas playing his first game for Butler, scored 12 of his points in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 43-26 lead.
Ryley Beaumont and Austin Hamilton each scored 13 points to lead Elon. Butler outrebounded the Phoenix 39-20 with the Bulldogs grabbing 12 offensive boards.
The game was part of the Maui Invitational opening round played at campus sites.
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