Aaaaand we’re off!!!!!!

Upset:

Creighton upended #18 Villanova, 69-54.

More results:

#2 Notre Dame 87, Syracuse 72

#3 Louisville 74, Georgia Tech 71 With tonight’s win, Louisville ties the program record for best season start.

#5 Mississippi State 112, Mississippi Valley State 36. Teaira McCowan had a career-high 41 points for the Bulldogs.

#8 Texas 88, Oklahoma 78.

#9 West Virginia 87, TCU 82.

#12 Ohio State 73, Nebraska 61.

#19 Green Bay 58, Wright State 51.

# 23 Iowa topped Wisconsin, 56-46.

#24 Oklahoma State destroyed Texas Tech, 98-57.

Middle Tennessee came back to defeat Kentucky, 62-57.

Rutgers outlasted Purdue, 58-50.

Iowa State edged Kansas in OT, 71-69.

Marquette squeaked by St. John’s in OT, 74-72.

NC State 68, Virginia Tech 51.

DII Southern Connecticut downed DI Rhode Island, 62-57.

All scores.

Tomorrow’s schedule. Pac-12 play opens (!!!!)

College team news:

Ohio State’s quest for another Big Ten title begins.

Nebraska’s mentality entering Big Ten play is much different from last year.

Oregon State is aiming for a fourth straight Pac-12 regular season title.

Oregon enters Pac-12 play healthy and ready to go.

Iowa State has added an Australian post player.

Washington will get a big challenge in their opener tomorrow at Oregon State.

College player news:

After a tough upbringing, Louisville’s Sam Fuehring plays with unapologetic emotion.

Gileysa Penzo brings heart and hustle to Oklahoma’s starting lineup.

Confident Devin Cosper is enjoying her last run at Arkansas.

Mikayla Pivec has matured in her second year with #17 Oregon State.

College coach news:

Sheryl Swoopes will assume on-court coaching duties in the wake of Melanie Balcomb’s resignation at Texas Tech.

For USC coach Mark Trakh and senior center Kristen Simon, the future is this season.

Despite their up-and-down start, Arizona coach Adia Barnes is optimistic as the team begins conference play.

Coach Kelly Graves said Oregon will learn from their mistakes in self-reported NCAA violations.

Coach Jeff Judkins is confident BYU can rise above the WCC competition.

New Jersey City University has suspended head coach Robyn Burton and her entire staff for the rest of the 2017-18 season following two brawls between her team and an opposing team from York (N.Y.) earlier this month.

ESPN’s bi-weekly mid-major rankings:

The list: 1. Green Bay 2. Ball State 3. South Dakota State 4. FGCU 5. Rice 6. Wright State 7. New Mexico 8. Belmont 9. Duquesne 10. Western Illinois.

Bonus:

At Gonzaga, Emma Moon guides student-athletes toward their highest potential.

WNBA news:

The Lynx have signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension and made her the team’s general manager.