Recap of Night 1 College Basketball

The top 5 teams all took care of business with ease on Tuesday night. Texas, Gonzaga, Villanova, and UCLA all won by 30+ and Kansas topped the unranked Michigan State by 13.

The Texas Longhorns had six players score double-digit points and racked up 20 assists showing that Chris Beard’s new offense is talented and has great chemistry and trust in each other. Coach Beard is also doing a great job managing the playing time by constant substitutions to keep the players fresh. Texas also shot an impressive 13-22 (59.1%) from 3 point range.

Only 2 teams in the top 25 lost out of the 22 that played on Tuesday
#10 Kentucky 71-79 vs #9 Duke
#25 Virginia 66-58 vs Navy

Biggest upsets (in no particular order):
1. Navy beating #25 Virginia @ Virginia 66-58.
2. Miami (OH) beating Georgia Tech @ Georgia Tech 72-69
3. Western Illinois beating Nebraska @ Nebraska 75-74.
4. UC Davis beating Utah State @ Utah State 72-69.
5. Northern Illinois beating Washington @ Washington 71-64.
6. UC San Diego beating California @ California 80-67.

Best performances (in no particular order):
1. Mark Sears G (Sophomore) Ohio. 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block. Shooting: (10/11 FG; 4-4 3P)
2. EJ Liddell PF (Junior) Ohio State. 25 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks. Shooting: (10/19 FG; 1-4 3P)
3. Justin Moore SG (Junior) Villanova. 27 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (9/15 FG; 6-8 3P)
4. Ryan Larson G (Senior) Wofford. 19 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (7-8 FG; 5-5 3P)
5. Joseph Girard III G (Junior) Syracuse. 20 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks. Shooting: (6-9 FG; 5-5 3P)
6. Foster Loyer PG (Junior) Davidson). 27 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (10-12 FG; 6-6 3P)
7. Oscar Tshiebwe C (Sophomore) Kentucky. 17 points, 19 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks.
8. Trayce Jackson-Davis PF (Junior) Indiana. 21 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 0 steals, 3 blocks.
9. Osun Osunniyi C (Senior) St Bonaventure. 9 points, 6 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal, 7 blocks.
10. JD Notae G (Senior) Arkansas. 30 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 7 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (11/26 FG; 5-14 3P)

Most inspiring freshman debut:
Kennedy Chandler PG Tennessee. 20 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 0 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (7-10 FG; 4-4 3P)

Most inspiring sophomore performance:
Mark Sears G Ohio. 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block.
Shooting: (10/11 FG; 4-4 3P)

Most inspiring junior performance:
Foster Loyer PG Davidson. 27 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals, 0 blocks. Shooting: (10-12 FG; 6-6 3P)

Most inspiring senior performance:
Osun Osunniyi C St Bonaventure. 9 points, 6 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal, 7 blocks.

MUST SEE Upcoming Game:
Saturday 9:30 PM CT
#5 Texas Longhorns @ #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Neither team has another game until Saturday

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