Arizona’s Keshad Johnson scored 14 points, and Caleb Love helped clinch another outcome against Duke with two free throws at the 4.3-second mark as the No. 12 Wildcats beat the second-ranked Blue Devils 78-73 Friday night in Durham, N.C.
It turned out to be a riveting nonconference game in the first week of the season. Love, a transfer his first season with Arizona after playing for Duke rival North Carolina, was 4-for-4 on free throws. He averaged 19.7 points in three visits with the Tar Heels and made a huge 3-pointer against Duke in the 2022 Final Four semifinals.
Kyle Filipowski’s 25 points and Jeremy Roach’s 17 points paced Duke (1-1), which didn’t lose a home game last season in Jon Scheyer’s first season as coach.
Arizona went up 60-54 with less than 9 1/2 minutes to play before Duke stormed back for the lead on Jeremy Roach’s basket for a 67-65 lead with 2:11 to play. Johnson made the next two baskets, and Arizona never trailed again.
No. 1 Kansas 99, Manhattan 61
Hunter Dickinson had 18 points and eight rebounds to help the Jayhawks roll to a victory over the Jaspers in Lawrence, Kan.
Kevin McCullar Jr. added 15 points and seven rebounds, while Johnny Furphy scored 15 off the bench for the Jayhawks (2-0). KJ Adams scored 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and Parker Braun had 10 points and three blocks. Kansas shot 56.7 percent from the field, including 10 of 26 from 3-point range, and had a 45-32 rebounding edge.
Seydou Traore recorded 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Jaspers (1-1). Brett Rumpel scored 11 points for Manhattan.
No. 3 Purdue 87, Morehead St. 57
Zach Edey scored 18 points, Lance Jones added 15 and Braden Smith had 11 points and 11 assists to pace the Boilermakers to a win against the visiting Eagles.
Edey and Smith grabbed eight rebounds each for the Boilermakers. Smith finished two boards shy of the second triple-double in program history.
The Boilermakers led by as many as 31 points against the Eagles while showcasing their depth and quickness. The Eagles shot 34.3 percent (23-for-67) compared to 54.5 percent (30-for-55) for the Boilermakers.
No. 5 Marquette 95, Rider 65
Kam Jones racked up 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Golden Eagles rolled past visiting the Broncs in Milwaukee.
Oso Ighodaro put up a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double, and David Joplin and Chase Ross each scored 11 points for Marquette (2-0), which shot 54.8 percent as a team and made 13 of 30 3-pointers (43.3 percent).
Jones, who scored 20 points in Marquette’s season-opening win over Northern Illinois on Monday, went 5-for-11 from the 3-point arc against Rider (1-1).
No. 9 Tennessee 80, Wisconsin 70
Dalton Knecht scored 24 points and Josiah-Jordan James added 14 as the Volunteers never trailed en route to a nonconference road victory over the Badgers.
Knecht, a fifth-year transfer from Northern Colorado, hit 8 of 15 shots and 7 of 9 free throws. Jonas Aidoo and Jordan Gainey added 10 points apiece for the Vols (2-0).
AJ Storr, a sophomore transfer from St. John’s, had a team-high 17 points for the Badgers (1-1). Steven Crowl added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds, and Chucky Hepburn added 13 points.
No. 11 Gonzaga 86, Yale 71
Braden Huff recorded 19 points and nine rebounds to help Gonzaga post a victory over Yale in a clash of teams called Bulldogs at Spokane, Wash.
Ryan Nembhard added 16 points and seven assists in Gonzaga’s opening game of the season. Nolan Hickman scored 15 points, Anton Watson had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Graham Ike had 11 points and three steals. Gonzaga held a 42-28 rebounding edge in its first game since the end of the career of program icon Drew Timme.
John Poulakidas scored 18 points to lead Yale (1-1). August Mahoney added 12 points, Bez Mbeng had 10 points and three steals and Nick Townsend scored 10 points.
No. 13 Miami 88, UCF 72
Wooga Poplar scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Hurricanes over the Knights in Coral Gables, Fla.
Norchad Omier added 19 points, 12 rebounds and four steals for Miami (2-0), which never trailed.
UCF (1-1) was led by Ball State transfer Jaylin Sellers, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 14 Arkansas 86, Gardner-Webb 68
Khalif Battle netted a game-high 21 points and added four rebounds off the bench to lead the Razorbacks over the Runnin’ Bulldogs in Fayetteville, Ark.
Tramon Mark poured in 14 points while El Ellis had 13 points and six rebounds. Trevon Brazile produced 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Makhi Mitchell had five boards and four blocks for Arkansas (2-0).
Caleb Robinson produced 18 points and seven boards and Julien Suomaoro had 15 points for Gardner-Webb (1-1). Cheickna Sissoko totaled 10 points and six rebounds.
No. 15 Texas A&M 73, Ohio State 66
Tyrece Radford and Wade Taylor IV each scored 21 points as the Aggies defeated the Buckeyes in Columbus.
Henry Coleman III scored 20 points, and Andersson Garcia grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with four points for the Aggies.
Bruce Thornton scored a career-high 24 points, and Jamison Battle dropped 10 for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes pulled to within 63-60 before Radford drained two free throws with 2:37 remaining, and with 1:17 left, Taylor made an off-balanced shot to extend the lead to 68-62, and the Aggies held on from there.
No. 16 Kentucky 81, Texas A&M-Commerce 61
Antonio Reeves led five Wildcats players in double figures with 21 points as they rebounded from a slow start to defeat the Lions in Lexington, Ky.
Tre Mitchell contributed 18 points and eight rebounds for Kentucky (2-0), while Justin Edwards (16 points), Rob Dillingham (12) and D.J. Wagner (11) also made significant dents in the scoresheet.
Kalen Williams scored 19 points and Tommie Lewis had 18 to pace Texas A&M Commerce (0-3).
BYU 74, No. 15 San Diego State 65
Dallin Hall scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Cougars over the Aztecs in Provo, Utah.
Jaedon LeDee led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in San Deigo State’s first loss since the 2023 NCAA championship game.
Fousseyni Traore, Richie Saunders and Jaxson Robinson each scored 12 points to help BYU (2-0) improve to 31-4 all-time against San Diego State (1-1) in the Marriott Center.
No. 18 Texas 86, Delaware State 59
Max Abmas scored 19 points and Dylan Mitchell added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Longhorns shrugged off a slow start and rolled over the Hornets in Austin, Texas.
The Longhorns (2-0) led by nine points at halftime and were up just 57-50 with 10:13 to play but then forged a 27-2 run to dispel any notion of a comeback for Delaware State (0-2).
Ithiel Horton added 18 points for Texas while Tyrese Hunter had 13. The Longhorns shot 58.6 percent from the floor in the second half and wound up at 52.8 percent for the game. Delaware State’s Jevin Muniz led all scorers with 21 points. Brandon Stone added 14, with Martaz Robinson hitting for 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds.
No. 22 Villanova 83, Le Moyne 57
Justin Moore scored 21 points and Tyler Burton recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds to help guide the host Wildcats past the Dolphins.
Villanova (2-0) shot almost 40 percent from 3-point range, missed only one free throw and held a 44-28 rebounding advantage over Le Moyne, in its first season as a Division I program.
Luke Sutherland scored 15 points to pace the Dolphins (0-2), while Isaiah Salter pitched in 10 points.
No. 24 Alabama 102, Indiana State 80
Behind a trio of 20-plus-point scorers, the Crimson Tide rolled over the Sycamores in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Aaron Estrada had 22 first-half points and finished with 27 points for the Crimson Tide (2-0). Grant Nelson left recorded 20 points and eight boards, and Mark Sears chipped in 24 points.
Isaiah Swope had 15 first-half points and finished with 17 for Indiana State (1-1). Ryan Conwell added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Julian Larry had 15 points.
No. 25 Illinois 64, Oakland 53
Locked in a tie with 7:30 to play, the Illini reeled off 16 points in a row and ran away to a nonconference victory over the Golden Grizzlies in Champaign, Ill.
Quincy Guerrier delivered 13 points and 10 rebounds and locked up Oakland’s leading returning scorer Trey Townsend down the stretch to guide Illinois (2-0) in a game with 11 lead changes. Terrence Shannon Jr. notched a team-high 15 points for the Illini.
Townsend led Oakland (0-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, but Oakland went scoreless for 6:46 late as its chance for a first win in four tries against Illinois went awry.
–Field Level Media
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