Butler celebrated its recent accomplishments before Saturday's season-opener.
Then the Bulldogs opened a whole new chapter in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
After unveiling the first Final Four banner in the state's oldest college basketball arena, Bryan Station graduate Shelvin Mack scored 20 points and Andrew Smith had a career-high 10 to lead No. 17 Butler past Marian 83-54.
Coach Brad Stevens improved to 4-0 in season-openers and Butler won its 19th straight at home.
"It wasn't that difficult to focus on basketball today, especially since it's the first game of the season," Mack said. "We wanted to show them something."
Texas-Pan American 67, Eastern Ky. 53: Texas-Pan American used a 15-0 spurt in the second half to pull away from Eastern Kentucky in the Nick Kladis Classic in Chicago.
The Broncs' Aaron Urbanus led all scorers with 21 points, including three three-pointers. Jared Maree added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Perry Petty scored 10.
Jeff Allgood led the Colonels (0-2) with 14 points, and Joshua Jones scored 10.
Allgood's three-pointer put Eastern Kentucky ahead 46-43 with 12:07 left. But Texas-Pan American's 15-0 run, fueled by six points from Maree, sealed the outcome.
The Colonels shot only 32.5 percent (13-for-40) and committed 22 turnovers to the Broncs' 14.
Spencer Perrin (Boyle County) added nine points and five rebounds for EKU.
No. 5 Pittsburgh 95, North Florida 49: Brad Wanamaker scored 17 points and the host Panthers pulled away from North Florida with a 26-6 run in the first half.
J.J. Moore, a freshman forward, had 19 points and eight rebounds. Moore, who didn't play in Pitt's opener, scored all but three of his points after Pitt opened a 30-point lead early in the second half.
No. 18 Washington 118, McNeese St. 64: Matthew Bryan-Amaning scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and host Washington easily handled McNeese State.
No. 25 San Diego St. 81, Long Beach St. 65: Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 12 rebounds and D.J. Gay scored 20 points to lead visiting San Diego State to a victory in its first game ever as a ranked team.
James Rahon scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Chase Tapley had 11 points for the Aztecs (1-0).
Oklahoma State 86, Houston Baptist 73: Marshall Moses scored 17 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Oklahoma State in a season-opening win in Stillwater, Okla.
Former UK Wildcat Matt Pilgrim added seven points and eight rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench for the Cowboys.
Michigan 66, South Carolina Upstate 35: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points to lead host Michigan to a win. Upstate had the first basket — a three-pointer by Tony Dukes — but Michigan scored the next 13 points, and the game was never again in doubt.
Drake 60, Texas Southern 46: Former Kentucky point guard Kevin Galloway had eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and 10 turnovers in his debut for Texas Southern.
Georgetown 90, Campbellsville 70: Georgetown jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a win in the championship game of the Andrew Elswick Classic at Georgetown.
Maurice Pearson and Eddie Gray both had double-doubles with 22 points and 12 rebounds and 12 points and 12 rebounds, respectively.
Tennessee Wesleyan 84, Asbury 82 (OT): Phillip Morrison and Adam Delph, both Pleasure Ridge Park graduates, scored 26 and 20 points, respectively, in Asbury's loss at home.
Northern Ky. 85, Mount St. Joseph 47: Malcolm Eleby and Dennis Gagai both finished with 12 points to lead a balanced Norse attack in a victory at home. NKU shot 57.6 percent from the field and outrebounded the Lions 41-25.
Berea 76, Shawnee St. 73: Darrin Dorsey's 25 points and eight rebounds led Berea past visiting Shawnee State. Rudy Evans added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Chase Wofford (Mercer County) had 11 points, eight rebounds and six steals.
Ky. Wesleyan 82, King 77: Cardell McFarland was 14-for-17 from the free-throw line and scored 24 points to go with five assists and three steals in Kentucky Wesleyan's win in Owensboro. Anthony Young had 17 points and six rebounds for the Panthers.
Southern Polytechnic 55, Georgetown 54: The Tigers came up just short in the Andrew Elswick Classic at Georgetown.
Kourtney Tyra (Clay County) hit a pair of free throws to give Georgetown a 54-53 lead, but Brittany White's field goal put the Hornets up for good. The Tigers (3-1) had two chances in the final 25 seconds, but couldn't get the shot to fall.
Tyra led all scorers with 15 points, while Jessica Waddle chipped in with 12 points.
Nova Southeastern 77, Northern Ky. 70: Nova Southeastern made 10 straight free throws in the final 45 seconds and held on to beat the Lady Norse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
NKU rallied from an 18-point deficit (28-10) to take a 46-44 advantage. But a 19-8 run by Nova Southeastern regained its momentum.
Casse Mogan scored 25 points for the Lady Norse.
Eastern Ky. 74, Chicago St. 61: The Colonels shot 61 percent in the second half en route to a win in Richmond. Alex Jones (Elizabethtown) led EKU with 19 points.
Virginia Intermont 62, Berea 55: Ashley Fowler (Southwestern) scored a game-high 25 points, including going 7-for-12 from three-point range, and had seven rebounds for host Berea.
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Memphis: Freshman guard Jelan Kendrick, a McDonald's All-American who was rated the No. 8 prospect by Rivals.com, is off the team.
According to a news release from the school, Coach Josh Pastner announced the change on Saturday. He did not elaborate other than to say that they decided it was best to part ways.
George Washington: Kye Allums' first game since publicly coming out as a transgender male turned out to be just another game. The junior was scoreless in the women's team's 75-51 loss to Wisconsin-Green Bay. He played nine minutes and had one assist and one turnover without attempting a shot.
According to the NCAA, a transgender female-to-male athlete is eligible to play women's sports as long as there have been no hormone treatments or sex-reassignment surgery. Allums plans to postpone treatments to remain eligible.