The first day: blazing hot

It feels so great to say……

Today’s results:

No. 1 South Carolina 66, No. 5 NC State 57

No. 4 Maryland 97, Longwood 67

No. 7 Baylor 77, Texas State 70

No. 9 Iowa 93, New Hampshire 50

No. 10 Oregon 91, Idaho State 34

No. 11 Michigan 67, IUPUI 62 (OT)

No. 12 Iowa State 65, Omaha 38

No. 13 Kentucky 81, Presbyterian 53

No. 16 Florida State 78, North Florida 50

No. 17 Georgia Tech 74, Central Michigan 40

No. 21 South Florida 63, UT Rio Grande 56

No. 22 Arizona 87, CSUN 44

No. 23 Texas A&M 87, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 54

No. 24 Virginia Tech 76, Davidson 57

No. 25 Texas 131, New Orleans 56

LSU drubbed Nicholls State, 82-40, and Khayla Pointer had a triple-double.

Oklahoma tipped South Dakota State, 73-71.

Miami 72, Jackson State 67

North Carolina 82, North Carolina A&T 47

Michigan State 93, Morehead State 31

Duke 95, Winthrop 39

Notre Dame 105, Ohio 69

Rutgers 59, St. Peter’s 38

Jacksonville 69, Minnesota 66

Nebraska 108, Maine 50

Vanderbilt 75, Gardner-Webb 59

Mississippi State 91, Alabama State 62

DePaul 114, Texas Southern 71

UCF 68, Duquesne 39

Missouri State 76, Little Rock 62

Boston College 86, Harvard 60

James Madison 84, Virginia 69

FGCU 105, Florida Memorial 41

Fordham 79, Quinnipiac 71 (OT)

South Dakota State 70, Green Bay 49

Yale 63, Providence 57

SMU 75, Kansas City 63

Houston 80, Howard 48

BYU 81, Lipscomb 58

Seton Hall 81, Mount St. Mary’s 68

Washington State 86, San Jose State 56

Arizona State 71, Northern Colorado 41

Cal 90, Sacramento State 71

All scores

Several records were broken and milestones reached, just on day one. Check my timeline for retweets and story tweets.

Tomorrow’s game schedule

College team news:

Seven storylines you need to know this year.

Stanford leads the way for the Pac-12 again this season.

Indiana isn’t hiding from expectations.

NC State is a work in progress, their coach says.

Five things to watch in Vic Schaefer’s second season at Texas.

UCLA chases the NCAA Tournament with a revamped roster.

Oregon returns a deep and talented team in 2021-2022……but they are short-handed.

Florida State overview.

Syracuse preview.

Wisconsin at a glance.

Success for SIU will depend on three factors.

How a bamboo tree and Bradley hope to grow together.

Dartmouth is eyeing a return to glory.

College player news:

Dorka Juhasz could be key for UConn’s title aspirations…..Nika Muhl and others have accepted the new rotations this season.

Gina Conti and Angela Dugalic will miss the first few weeks of the season for UCLA with injuries.

Ohio State’s Madison Greene has sustained a season-ending injury.

College coach news:

Family was on hand for Kim Mulkey’s debut at LSU today.

Award watch lists:

The 50 on the Wooden Award preseason watch list.

The Wade Trophy watch list.

The Naismith Award watch list.