College basketball officially started on Friday Nov. 11 and 13 of the 14 Big Ten teams opened the season. It was a huge night for fans across the conference that entered in some form of excitement, heartbreak, and frustration.
Here’s a look at all of the outcomes.
11/11 Game of the Night:
-Indiana 103, Kansas 99
In probably the most enticing game of the season thus far, the No.11 Hoosiers faced the No.3 ranked Kansas Jayhawks in the Armed Forces Classic where they game went to overtime.
The Hoosiers edged the Jayhawks, winning 103-99. James Blackmon Jr. led in scoring with 26 points while center Thomas Bryant dominated the paint adding 19 points and 10 rebounds.
-Illinois 81, Southeast Missouri State 62
The Fighting Illini defeat Southeast Missouri State by the final score of 81-62. Four players scored over 12 points with senior guard Malcolm Hill leading all scorers with 21.
-Iowa 91, Kennesaw State 74
Iowa took down Kennesaw State on Friday in dominating fashion with a major scoring from its star guard. Peter Jok finished with 27 points and 11-for-19 shooting.
-Maryland 62, American 56
The No.25 Maryland Terrapins escaped a close game against the American Eagles by the final score 62-56. Star point guard Melo Trimble led both teams in scoring with 22 points.
-Michigan 76, Howard 58
Michigan Wolverines defeated the Howard Bison by the final score of 76-58. Senior Derrick Walton Jr. led the way with 20 points.
-Arizona 65, Michigan State 63
The No.12 ranked Spartans loss a nail-bitter against the No.10 Arizona Wildcats by the final score of 65-63, despite a more than successful debut from freshman Miles Bridges. A coast-to-coast layup by Arizona guard Kadeem Allen, leaving less than two seconds on the shot clock, was the difference in the game. Michigan State’s Bridges had 21 points and seven rebounds on 47-percent shooting.
-Minnesota 86, Louisiana Lafayette 74
The Golden Gophers defeat UI Lafayette 86-74, seeing five players reach double digits.
-Northwestern 94, Mississippi Valley State 63
Northwestern wins by the final score of 94-63 against Mississippi Valley State as five players score in the double digits. Northwestern had the top two scorers in the game, Vic Law with 18 points and Scottie Lindsey with 17.
-Ohio State 78, Navy 68
Five Buckeyes players score in the double digits including a 23-point performance from Kam Williams who made five three-pointers. Keita Bates-Diop had the only double-double in the game with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
-Albany 87, Penn State 81
Michigan State was not the only Big ten team to suffer a loss on Friday with Penn State losing to Albany 87-81. Though lead guard Shep Garner led all scores with a 25 point performance, the next closest Nittany Lions player had 14 points while Albany had three scorers above 19 points.
-Purdue 109, McNeese State 65
No.15 Purdue defeated McNeese by a 44-point margin with five players scoring in double figures. Big-man Caleb Swanigan starts off his sophomore campaign with a 23 point, 20 rebound performance, while junior Vince Edwards scored 19 points and 11 rebounds. Also, freshman guard Carsen Edwards added 18 points off the bench.
-Rutgers 86, Molloy 57
Rutgers defeats Molloy by the final score of 86-57. Junior guard Mike Williams scored 17 points with 15 of those points coming from the three-point line.
-Wisconsin 79, Central Arkansas 47
The No.9 ranked Wisconsin Badgers defeated Central Arkansas, 79-47 was the final. The Badgers stars Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig both shot 50-percent from the field, with Hayes scoring 14 points and Koenig adding 16.