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After a thunderous start to the 2021-22 college basketball season Tuesday, things settle down a bit with a quieter Wednesday slate.
There is still plenty to digest from Tuesday’s action, though, with 120 total games between D-1 squads. Check out everything you need to know with our daily college basketball primer.
College basketball scores, schedule
Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.
|Tuesday’s Top 25 scores||Wednesday’s Top 25 schedule|
|No. 1 Gonzaga 97, Dixie State 63||Buffalo at No. 6 Michigan (6:30 p.m.; BTN)|
|No. 2 UCLA 95, CSU Bakersfield 58||Penn at No. 20 Florida State (9 p.m.; ACCN)|
|No. 3 Kansas 87, Michigan State 74|
|No. 4 Villanova 91, Mount St. Mary’s 51|
|No. 5 Texas 92, Houston Baptist 48|
|No. 7 Purdue 96, Bellarmine 67|
|No. 9 Duke 79, No. 10 Kentucky 71|
|No. 11 Illinois 71, Jackson State 47|
|No. 12 Memphis 89, Tennessee Tech 65|
|No. 13 Oregon 83, Texas Southern 66|
|No. 14 Alabama 93, Louisiana Tech 64|
|No. 15 Houston 83, Hofstra 75 (OT)|
|No. 16 Arkansas 74, Mercer 61|
|No. 17 Ohio State 67, Akron 66|
|No. 18 Tennessee 90, UT Martin 62|
|No. 19 North Carolina 83, Loyola Maryland 67|
|No. 21 Maryland 83, Quinnipiac 69|
|No. 22 Auburn 77, Morehead State 54|
|No. 23 St. Bonaventure 75, Siena 47|
|No. 24 UConn 99, Central Connecticut 48|
|Navy 66, No. 25 Virginia 58|
Tuesday’s college basketball highlights
Tuesday’s Disaster Index
The ACC had a rocky start to the 2021-22 season with three of its teams falling to lesser competition. Pitt trailed by as many as 18 in a 78-63 loss to The Citadel and Miami Ohio beat Georgia Tech 72-69. This is nothing new for either program: Last season, Pitt opened with a 10-point home loss to Saint Francis while Georgia Tech stumbled in quadruple overtime vs. Georgia State.
To make matters worse, Navy handed No. 25 Virginia a 66-58 loss, the Midshipmen’s first top-25 victory since 1986 with David Robinson. The Cavaliers scored a measly five points over the final 10 minutes Tuesday night.
Wednesday’s Bracketology Watch
Buffalo enters Wednesday with a massive opportunity to snag a season-altering win in Ann Arbor against Michigan. The Bulls, which went 16-9 with an NIT bid last season, play at a rapid tempo and crash the boards on offense. The Wolverines, welcoming in several newcomers, are certain to fall under Quad-1 by season’s end, and a good showing could help Buffalo mightily moving forward.
Wednesday’s college basketball TV schedule
Wednesday’s college basketball best bets
Betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
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Michigan vs. Buffalo (6:30 p.m. ET; BTN)
—SPREAD; -12.5: Juwan Howard isn’t going to let his Wolverines squad look past Buffalo, which enters the season as one of the sport’s best mid-majors. Preventing second-chance opportunities will be key for Michigan.
Florida A&M at Kansas State (8 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—SPREAD; +16.5: Robert McCullum’s program is anything but scared against high-major competition, having beaten Iowa State in 2020 and keeping things interesting in buy games.
New Mexico vs. Florida Atlantic (9 p.m. ET; MWN)
—MONEYLINE; -105: New Mexico was one of the program’s hit hardest by COVID-19 last year, playing the entire season away from Albuquerque. Now back home with Richard Pitino, The Pit will be ready to rock.
Seattle vs. Alcorn (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+)
—SPREAD; -16.5: Alcorn makes the trip to Seattle from Pullman after falling to Washington State 85-67 on Tuesday. The Braves will likely struggle to slow down SU’s offense.