INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jahmyl Telfort scored 18 points as Butler beat Eastern Michigan 94-55 in its season opener on Monday night.

Telfort was 6 of 10 shooting and 5 of 6 from the free throw line for the Bulldogs. Pierre Brooks scored 16 points while shooting 7 for 12, including 2 for 6 from beyond the arc, and added five rebounds. Andre Screen shot 6 of 6 from the field to finish with 13 points.

The Eagles were led by Tyson Acuff and Arne Osojnik with 13 points apiece. Yusuf Jihad also put up nine points.


Up next for Butler is a matchup Friday with Southeast Missouri State at home. Eastern Michigan hosts Georgia Southern on Saturday.