Martin’s 30 propel No. 18 Butler past Central Arkansas

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Butler's Kelan Martin is introduced before the Bulldogs' 82-58 win over Central Arkansas. Martin scored 30 points on the night (December 3, 2016).

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelan Martin finished with 30 points and six rebounds, and Tyler Wideman added 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 18 Butler beat Central Arkansas 82-58 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (8-0), who never trailed, scored 24 points off 16 Central Arkansas turnovers. The Bulldogs scored nearly half their points down low, finishing with 32 in the paint. Butler capitalized on 10 offensive rebounds by finishing the game with 16 second-chance points.

The Bulldogs’ largest lead was 25 points with 4:58 left to play. Butler’s offense relied on ball movement as 22 of its 31 field goals came by way of an assist.

Jordan Howard led Central Arkansas (1-7) with 20 points and Derreck Brooks finished with 15.
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