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No. 2 Louisville 79,
Russ Smith scored a game-high 23 points to help the Cardinals pull away for a season-opening win. Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists for Louisville, which won its ninth straight opener. Kevin Ware added 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting, and Chane Behanan and Luke Hancock both eight points.
No. 9 Syracuse 62,
No. 20 San Diego St. 49
C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams also scored 17 on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway on a sunny, windy Sunday afternoon.
No. 10 Florida 84,
Alabama St. 35
The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed in the first half since the implementation of the shot clock.
No. 11 North Carolina 80, Florida Atlantic 56
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James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 12 Arizona 82,
Charleston Southern 73
Mark Lyons, a transfer from Xavier, scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. He also had six assists and no turnovers. Solomon Hill scored 14, Brandon Ashley and Nick Johnson 12 apiece and Jordin Mayes 10 for the Wildcats.
No. 19 Baylor 78, Jackson 47
Pierre Jackson had 25 points and seven assists while Cory Jefferson added 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots. With 7-foot-1 freshman center Isaiah Austin out because of a sprained right ankle sustained after scoring 22 points in 17 minutes in the opener two days earlier, freshman post players Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince had 13 points each.
No. 23 Wisconsin 87,
SE Louisiana 47
Mike Bruesewitz, who only returned to practice Friday after suffering a serious laceration on his lower right leg during practice Oct. 9, scored 10 points in 13 minutes. Jared Berggren led the Badgers with 19 points and Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, which scored the first 19 points and cruised to its 11th consecutive season-opening win.
No. 24 Cincinnati 80,
Cashmere Wright scored 16 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 14. Eleven different players scored for Cincinnati. The Bearcats dominated inside, leading 54-31 in rebounds, paced by Justin Jackson’s game-high 11. The Bearcats also blocked 10 shots and limited the Skyhawks to 28 percent shooting overall.