Things are already interesting


#9 Ohio State upended #6 Maryland, 80-71. That ended the Terps’ 31-game winning streak against Big Ten teams that dated back to 2007.


#20 South Florida slipped past East Carolina, 61-59.

The Pac-12 will be a dog fight:

#17 Arizona State overcame #19 Cal, 57-49.

#10 Oregon State downed USC, 57-49.

(Kind of odd that the scores were identical)

Washington edged Colorado, 76-74.

Utah escaped Washington State, 73-71.

My Oregon-#21 UCLA story will be up shortly.

More results:

Iowa State beat Oklahoma State, 49-42.

Western Kentucky routed Marshall, 81-52.

#5 Texas took care of Texas Tech, 86-62.

#11 Stanford whooped Ariona, 59-34.

St. Mary’s closed out San Diego, 73-68.

Sacramento State trumped Portland State, 132-91, and broke the school and Big Sky single-game scoring record in the process.

All scores.

Look at what’s on tap tomorrow:

#18 Oklahoma at #4 Baylor

#8 Mississippi State at Florida

#12 Duke at Syracuse

Georgia at #16 Texas A&M

Nebraska at #14 Northwestern

#25 DePaul at St. John’s

Team news:

Will it be another banner year for South Carolina? They open SEC play tomorrow.

Player news:

Kentucky’s Makayla Epps is finding her voice this season.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats can’t say enough about transfer Makenzie Cann.

Coach news:

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is closing in on 800 wins.