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Scores, Ratings, College Basketball Highlights: Duke’s Jon Scheyer Wins Debut, TCU Survives the Scare

There were no standout matchups between the top 25 teams on college basketball’s opening day, but there were plenty of important stories and some drama to follow with the new season set on Monday. One of the most fascinating clashes of the night took place at Cameron Indoor Stadium, where number 7 Duke faced – and dealt with – some adversity in his first game since the retirement of legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Blue Devils started slowly with their first two rookies eliminated, but ended up winning 71-44 over Jacksonville in Jon Scheyer’s debut as head coach. With #2 outlook Dereck Lively and #3 outlook Dariq Whitehead ruled out due to injury, it was a slightly less heralded rookie, Mark Mitchell, who passed Duke with 18 points.

Junior point guard Jeremy Roach, the only returning player on the Final Four team’s program last season, had 16 points, six rebounds and four assists, while rookie Kyle Filipowski contributed 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. Mitchell and Filipowski were five-star promises in their own right and looked like the role as rookie Tyrese Proctor struggled in his debut.

Duke only led 25-21 with five minutes remaining in the first half against a Jacksonville team chosen to finish second in the Atlantic Sun, but the Blue Devils closed out half in a 14-2 run to take control and never looked back. back. The Blue Blood Companions No. 4 Kentucky and No. 16 Villanova also overcame key player absences to record double-digit opening night wins.

The Wildcats outscored Howard 95-63 with current national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe, veteran point guard Sahvir Wheeler and second-year caster Daimion Collins. Villanova passed La Salle 81-68 in coach Kyle Neptune’s debut, despite missing rookie Cam Whitmore and veteran Justin Moore, who is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season.

Things were a little more tense for some other ranked squads on opening night. At the. 14 TCU trailed Arkansas-Pine Bluff by 11 at half-time before bouncing back and resisting a 73-72 win attempt over a SWAC opponent who won just seven games last season. While the Horned Frogs avoided disaster, their performance was worrying against a low-rated program that has gone in just 15-71 over the past three seasons.

At the. 9 Creighton also struggled surprisingly before closing in a 16-3 streak for a 72-60 win over the St. Thomas starting his second season at Division I level. The Blue Jays hit just 8 of 34 3-point attempts, but got a couple of clutches off South Dakota state transfer Baylor Scheierman to trigger their final run.

There were surprises outside the Top 25, however. Stetson defeated Florida State 83-74 as the Hatters broke an 18-game losing streak for the Seminoles. FSU hadn’t lost at home to Stetson since 1953.

In another upset, Sam Houston’s sophomore Lamar Wilkerson dunked his fifth 3-pointer of the game with four seconds left to give the Bearkats a 52-51 victory over Oklahoma.

College basketball scores, schedule

#5 Baylor 117, Mississippi Valley State 53 — Recap
#4 Kentucky 95, Howard 63 — Recap
No. 22 Michigan 75, PFW 66 — Recap
Nº 16 Villanova 81, La Salle 68 — Recap
#7 Duke 71, Jacksonville 44 — Recap
#13 Indiana 88, Morehead State 53 — Recap
#11 Tennessee 75, Tennessee Tech 43 — Recap
#15 Auburn 70, George Mason 52 — Recap
#3 Houston 83, Northern Colorado 36 — Recap
#10 Arkansas 76, North Dakota State 58 — Recap
Memphis 76, Vanderbilt 67 — Recap
#5 Kansas 89, Omaha 64 — Recap
9 Creighton 72, St. Thomas 60 — Recap
#1 North Carolina 69, UNC-Wilmington 56 — Recap
Nº 2 Gonzaga 104, North Florida 63 — Recap
Nº 12 Texas 72, UTEP 57 — Recap
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