IU, Purdue and Butler post wins in first night of college basketball

First games since last March
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Posted at 6:51 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 22:10:16-05

INDIANAPOLIS — It was a perfect opening night of college basketball for Indiana, Purdue and Butler.

All three won their games.

Here are the results:

Final: Indiana 89, Tennessee Tech 59: The Hoosiers put this one away early at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

Indiana had a 48-19 halftime lead, and coasted in the second half for a 30-point win.

Final: Purdue 77, Liberty 64: In Melbourne, Florida, Boilermaker freshman Zach Edey was a major contributor to Purdue's success, leading the team with with 19 points.

Purdue led at halftime 39-32 and kept Liberty at bay in the second half. The Boilermakers shot 58% while holding Liberty to 40%.

Final: Butler 66, Western Michigan 62: Butler led by six at the half and Western Michigan kept it close in the second half. The Broncos pulled to within three points with 47-seconds remaining, but the Bulldogs were able to pull out the win.

Senior Aaron Thompson led Butler with 21-points. Jair Bolden had 15-points and nine-rebounds.

Fans were were on hand for this game at Hinkle Fieldhouse. 1,500 tickets were available.

Now, for a look at what we can expect from IU, Purdue and Butler this season, WRTV's Brad Brown as a report.