INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Avery Woodson and Tyler Wideman scored 14 points apiece to lead a balanced and efficient Butler attack, and the Bulldogs turned back Bucknell 86-60 on Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

Nana Foulland hit 7 of 8 shots from the field and scored a team-high 16 points to go with five rebounds for the Bison, who fell to 2-2 on the season. Zach Thomas added 12 points and five boards, but the Bison just could not get enough defensive stops against a Butler (3-0) team that shot 62.1 percent for the game.

“Butler is an extremely disciplined and well-coached team,” said head coach Nathan Davis afterward. “They make you work for everything at both ends of the floor, and any time you make a mistake they make you pay for it. We are disappointed with the outcome, but this is a great opportunity for us to show our guys where we want to be.”

The first five minutes of both halves proved to be decisive. Butler outscored the Bison 16-4 to start the game, and then after the Bison pulled within 11 by halftime, the Bulldogs opened the second half with a 13-4 run.

Butler shot 65.4 percent in the first half and led 44-33 at intermission. The Bulldogs went up by as many as 16 in the half at 36-20, but Thomas hit two 3-pointers, Kimbal Mackenzie hit a corner three, and Thomas fed Ben Robertson for a transition layup over the final six minutes to keep the Bison in it.

Bucknell had two turnovers and two missed 3-pointers on the first four possessions of the second half, and Butler went up by 18 on a 3-pointer by Andrew Chrabascz, a shot-clock-beating jumper by Tyler Wideman, and a backdoor cut for a dunk by Avery Woodson. Butler would run its lead up to as many as 29 late in the contest.­

Bucknell received some good minutes from freshmen off the bench. Robertson hit 4 of 5 shots and scored the first nine points of his career, and Bruce Moore added seven points on 3 of 5 shooting.

Bucknell shot 45.7 percent for the game (7-19 from 3-point distance) and hit 11 of 13 from the free-throw line.

Kelan Martin added 13 points, and Kamar Baldwin had 10 for Butler, which hit 8 of 15 from long range.

This was just the second all-time meeting between the two teams, with Butler winning 68-56 in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Bucknell’s road trip continues Monday night at Vanderbilt at 9 p.m. (Eastern). The game will be televised on the SEC Network.