Game of the Night
No. 10 Miami Hurricanes 86, No. 12 Minnesota Golden Gophers 81
The Gophers had a chance to make a statement early on this season as a serious contender and failed to do so.
The Hurricanes played up tempo in the second half which helped them pull away. Dewan Huell led Miami with 23 points.
Minnesota was led by Amir Coffey’s 23 points. Jordan Murphy continued his hot start with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The Gophers start conference play at home in their next game against Rutgers.
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils 91, Indiana Hoosiers 81
The Hoosiers had the best team in the country on the ropes for 35 minutes. The Blue Devils stayed patient and took care of business in the end.
Indiana was led by Robert Johnson’s 17 points. De’Ron Davis also had 16 points.
Duke’s big guns showed up when they needed to. Marvin Bagley III had 23 points and 10 rebounds while Grayson Allen had 21 points.
Indiana starts conference play on the road against Michigan in their next game.
No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels 86, Michigan Wolverines 71
Moe Wagner’s 20 points weren’t enough for the Wolverines as they fall short in Chapel Hill to the Tar Heels.
After a hot start, Michigan cooled down quickly. They finished shooting just 29 percent from behind the arc.
Defensively, they couldn’t keep up. After ending the first half on a 17-5 run, North Carolina went on a 17-2 run to start the second half to put the game away.
Luke Maye led North Carolina with 27 points.
Clemson Tigers 79, Ohio State Buckeyes 65
The Buckeyes got outscored by 21 in the second half by the Tigers. Execution seemed to be the biggest difference in this game.
Clemson made 84 percent of their free throws. Ohio State only made 50 percent of their free throws. The Buckeyes turned the ball over more times than than the Tigers as well.
Keita Bates-Diop led Ohio State with 21 points. Clemson received contributions all over. They had four starters score at least 10 points in the game.
The Buckeyes travel to Madison in their next game to take on Wisconsin.
NC State Wolfpack 85, Penn State Nittany Lions 78
NC State’s 39 points off the bench helped them seal the deal against Penn State.
Tony Carr had a big night for the Nittany Lions. He lead the team in scoring with 29 points. They just couldn’t get going in other areas.
NC State was red-hot from long range which carried them in the second half. They finished shooting over 62 percent from behind the arc.
Penn State starts Big Ten play against Iowa on the road in their next game.
Nebraska Cornhuskers 71, Boston College Eagles 62
A late 12-0 run helped Nebraska secure a win at home against the Boston College Eagles.
Four starters scored 10 points or more for the Huskers. Isaac Copeland led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Defensively, Nebraska was sharp down the stretch. They held the Eagles to just 18 percent from long range and forced 15 turnovers.
Nebraska starts Big Ten play on the road against Michigan State in their next game.