Throughout the season, Heat Check CBB is providing daily coverage of college basketball scores, schedule, bracketology, highlights, best bets and much more.

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.

—DPI Forecast: Wednesday, Nov. 10
—Biggest storylines from opening night
—Six teams poised for bounce-back seasons

College basketball scores, schedule

Top 25 matchups. All times Eastern.

Tuesday’s Top 25 scoresWednesday’s Top 25 schedule
No. 1 Gonzaga 97, Dixie State 63Buffalo at No. 6 Michigan (6:30 p.m.; BTN)
No. 2 UCLA 95, CSU Bakersfield 58Penn 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

—Latest bracketology

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

—DPI Forecast: Wednesday’s predictions for every game

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.