With head coach Scott Drew back on the sidelines after missing the first two games due to COVID-19 quarantine, No. 2 Baylor reeled off 20 points during a five-minute stretch midway through the second half to transform a taut battle into an 82-69 triumph over No. 5 Illinois Wednesday night during the Jimmy V Classic in Indianapolis.
Issac Bonton scored 15 points but endured a rough shooting performance as Washington State rallied and held on for a victory over Oregon State in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
Moses Moody scored a game-high 24 points on just 12 field-goal attempts and added nine rebounds Wednesday night as Arkansas improved to 3-0 with a 72-60 nonconference win over UT Arlington in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Northwestern Wildcats opened the 2020-21 season with a 92-49 victory over the visiting Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions on Wednesday night.
Xavier Pinson scored 22 points, 19 of them in the second half, as Missouri upset No. 21 Oregon 83-75 on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.
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M.J. Walker scored a game-high 17 points, leading the 22nd-ranked Florida State Seminoles to an 86-58 win over the visiting North Florida Ospreys in a nonconference game on Wednesday night in Tallahassee, Fla.
Nate Johnson scored a game-high 16 points to lead a balanced Xavier attack Wednesday night as the host Musketeers improved to 5-0 with a 79-48 nonconference defeat of Tennessee Tech in Cincinnati.
Isaiah Livers scored 21 points and Michigan led virtually from the start and rolled to an 84-65 victory over Ball State at Ann Arbor, Mich Wednesday.
Fatts Russell had 17 points and Jeremy Sheppard scored 14 as host Rhode Island closed on a 15-2 run to beat Seton Hall 76-63 on Wednesday night in Kingston, R.I.
John Petty Jr. scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack, and Alabama rolled to an 88-71 win over Providence in the fifth-place game of the Maui Invitational Wednesday night in Asheville, N.C.
Noah Freidel scored 23 points, Baylor Scheierman added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and South Dakota State led almost wire-to-wire en route to a 71-68 win over Iowa State on Wednesday in Ames, Iowa.
Sophomore Emanuel Miller scored career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Texas A&M charge back from a double-digit, second-half deficit and outlast Tarleton State 73-66 on Wednesday in College Station, Texas.
Joel Ayayi had 21 points and seven rebounds and Andrew Nembhard added 19 points and six assists to lead No. 1 Gonzaga to an 87-82 victory Wednesday night against No. 11 West Virginia at the Jimmy V Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Hunter Tyson scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Clemson pulled away for a 75-38 win over visiting South Carolina State on Wednesday night.
E.J. Liddell led five Ohio State scorers in double figures when the No. 23 Buckeyes defeated Morehead State 77-44 in Columbus on Wednesday.
Gideon George scored 13 points and had a game-high 15 rebounds Wednesday afternoon as the Cougars used a series of second-half surges to beat St. John's 74-68 in a Legends Classic game at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Myles Dread hit a 3-pointer from the right wing as the buzzer sounded, lifting Penn State to a 72-69 home victory over VCU on Wednesday in a game the Nittany Lions seemed to have in hand.
Matt Coleman III made the game-winning basket with 0.1 of a second remaining as No. 17 Texas won the Maui Invitational for the first time by defeating No. 14 North Carolina 69-67 on Wednesday in Asheville, N.C.
In a game in which both teams were short-handed and appeared rusty, the Pittsburgh Steelers held on Wednesday to stay unbeaten with a 19-14 win over the visiting Baltimore Ravens.
Tyree Appleby came off the bench to score all 15 of his points in the second half to lead Florida to a season-opening, 76-69 win over Army on Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.