Butler 86, Elon University 40

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler's Brandon Crone scored nine of his
game-high 18 points during a 21-0 first-half run the propelled the
Bulldogs to a 86-40 win over Elon on Monday night.

That run over more than eight minutes gave Butler (6-4) a 29-3
lead as the Phoenix shot just 14 percent for the first half and
trailed 36-12 at half time.

Crone was 7-of-9 shooting, leading four Butler players in double
figures. Bruce Horan scored 15 on 5-of-9 3-point shooting, along
with 11 points from Brandon Polk and 10 by A.J. Graves.

Scottie Rice led Elon (2-8) with 13 points as the Phoenix were
never closer than 25 points in the second half.