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Quick Opening Weekend Recap

The basketball may have been ugly, but the Carrier Classic sure had some nice photos.
The basketball may have been ugly, but the Carrier Classic sure had some nice photos.

Basketball season is finally upon us, and here is a quick rundown of the weekend Big Ten action in case you missed it.


Indiana 96, Stony Brook 66: The Seawolves hung tough for a little while, but a cheap shot against Cody Zeller seemed to spark the Hoosiers who went on a run and pulled away. Zeller had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his debut, and Victor Oladipo also scored 16.

North Carolina 67, Michigan State 55: The views and vistas from the aircraft carrier were beautiful, but MSU's 2-20 three-point shooting was anything but.

Michigan 59, Ferris State 33: The Wolverines had no trouble taking care of the D-II Bulldogs in their first regular season game.

Purdue 96, Northern Illinois 34: The Boilermakers rededicated Mackey Arena with their largest margin of victory since they started playing basketball at Purdue.

Iowa 96, Chicago State 53: The Hawkeyes also managed to score over 90 points as Freshman Aaron White scored 19.

Minnesota 70, Bucknell 58: The Gophers needed a late run to put the Bison away. Trevor Mbakwe looks to have improved his free-throw shooting, which was one of his few weaknesses last year.

Nebraska 65, South Dakota 48: The Huskers won their first regular season game as a member of the conference without much trouble.

Illinois 67, Loyola Chicago 49: Loyola hung tough with the Illini until midway through the second half, when Bruce Weber's team took over.

Ohio State 73, Wright State 42: The #3 Buckeyes dominated the Raiders as was expected.


Wisconsin 85, Kennesaw State 31: The Badgers held KSU to only 8 points in the first half, and only 23 in the second.

Penn State 70, Hartford 55: The start of the Tom Chambers Era at PSU was overshadowed this weekend, but the Lions picked up a win in front of a very sparse crowd considering admission to the game was free.


Indiana 78,  Chattanooga 53: Oladipo had another high-scoring game with 21, and Jordan Hulls poured in 18 to lead the Hoosiers in another impressive win. IU dominated the turnover battle, and Zeller ended up with a career-high 6 steals.

Northwestern 60, Texas Pan-American 36: UT-PA hung with Northwestern until late in the first half, when the Cats went on a run. John Shurna scored 17 points and big Luka Mirkovic scored 12.