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    ELMONT, Long Island -- The New York Islanders' long wait is finally over.Nearly four years after winning the bid to build a new home next to Belmont Park, the Islanders opened the doors to UBS Arena on Saturday night. The Calgary Flames were the Islanders' first home opponent this season after the team spent the first 5 1/2 weeks of the season playing 13 road games."It's a beautiful building," said Lonny Lehman, a first-time season-ticket holder from East Meadow, New York, a short drive from the Coliseum. "(Looking forward to) just having a home again. ... It's been a long time coming. Our politicians failed us. Fortunately, our new owners kept us here and they're going to have a nice following."The Flames won 5-2 spoiling the debut of the new arena.The $1.1 billion building is the culmination of a campaign that started more than a decade ago by previous Islanders owner Charles Wang. First came the proposed Lighthouse Project in 2007 that was part of redevelopment plan, but went nowhere. Then, Nassau County voters rejected an attempt to secure public...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders’ long wait is finally over. Nearly four years after winning the bid to build a new home next to Belmont Park, the Islanders opened the doors to UBS Arena on Saturday night. The Calgary Flames will be the Islanders’ first home opponent this season after the team spent the first 6/12 weeks of the season playing 13 road games. “It’s a beautiful building,” said Lonny Lehman, a first-time season-ticket holder from East Meadow, New York, a short drive from the Coliseum. “(Looking forward to) just having a home again. … It’s been a long time coming. Our politicians failed us. Fortunately, our new owners kept us here and they’re going to have a nice following.” The $1.1 billion building is the culmination of a campaign that started more than a decade ago by previous Islanders owner Charles Wang. First came the proposed Lighthouse Project in 2007 that was part of redevelopment plan, but went nowhere. Then, Nassau County voters rejected an attempt to secure public financing for a new arena four...
    Not everyone believed Utah coach Kyle Whittingham during training camp when he said (repeatedly) that the Utes had an ultra-close quarterback competition between Charlie Brewer and Cam Rising. “I don’t think the local press believed us,” Whittingham said. The Hotline was among the skeptics. We assumed it was designed to keep both players motivated and competition fierce. After all, Rising had missed most of last season and spring practice with a shoulder injury, while Brewer, the Baylor transfer, was sensational throughout the spring. Also, Rising had attempted six passes in his college career; Brewer had attempted 1,304. How could it have possibly been close? Classic coach-speak, right? Turns out, it was so close that we’re left to wonder if the Utes picked the wrong guy. Brewer was declared the No. 1 near the end of training camp and started three games. Utah lost two of them. Then Rising took over, and the Utes have won six of seven. Rising is accurate from the pocket (14 touchdowns, two interceptions), he’s mobile, he’s tough, and he’s inspiring. “An alpha dog,” according to...
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Wendell Moore Jr. had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to help ninth-ranked Duke beat Army 82-56 in Friday night’s home opener, backed by the return of the Blue Devils’ famously rowdy fans for the first time in a regular-season game in more than 20 months. Freshman Paolo Banchero added 18 points for the Blue Devils (2-0), who were coming off Tuesday’s season-opening win against No. 10 Kentucky in New York. Duke jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never trailed, but had issues stretching out a big lead on the pesky Black Knights (1-1) before stretching it out late. Jalen Rucker scored 19 points to lead Army. NO. 10 KENTUCKY 100, ROBERT MORRIS 60 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kellan Grady had 19 points, including four 3-pointers, Oscar Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points and Kentucky blew out Robert Morris in its home opener. Daimion Collins went 7 of 8 for 14 points and had a couple of highlight-reel dunks late in the game for the Wildcats (1-1). Keion Brooks Jr. and Davion Mintz...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Mike Miles, Jr. scored 22 points and made 11 of 12 from the foul line and TCU beat McNeese State, 77-61, in the Horned Frogs season opener Thursday night. Miles, an All-Big 12 honorable mention, is one of four returning players for the Horned Frogs, who suffered through their first losing season since Jamie Dixon took over the program in 2016. Eight players transferred into the program. Texas A&M transfer Emanuel MIller scored 12 points with13 rebounds. Chuck O’Bannon Jr. added 10 points off the bench and Texas Tech transfer Micah Peavy grabbed 10 rebounds. TCU was 24 of 34 from the foul line and shot 35.4% (23 of 65) from the floor. The Cowboys, who dropped an 86-62 decision to SMU in the season opener Tuesday, got a team-high 17 points off the bench from T.J. Moss. Myles Lewis and Harwin Francois each added 10 points. ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton had 22 points as UNLV got past Gardner-Webb 64-58 in a season opener on Wednesday night. Royce Hamm Jr. had 18 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks for the Rebels. Donovan Williams added 10 points. Marvin Coleman had eight rebounds. Hamilton’s layup with 24 seconds left gave UNLV a two-possession lead and Mike Nuga sank two free throws with 9 seconds remaining to wrap up the win. D’Maurian Williams tied a career high with 21 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Lance Terry added 13 points. Zion Williams had 11 rebounds. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Roche knocked down eight 3-pointers and The Citadel jumped to an early lead it never surrendered to knock off short-handed Pittsburgh, 78-63 in the season opener for both schools Tuesday night. The victory was The Citadel’s first over an ACC team since 1979 and snapped a 46-game losing streak against ACC teams. READ MORE: Pa. State Senate Approves Two Bills That Would Allow People To Carry Guns Without PermitA freshman, Roche hit half of the Bulldogs’ six 3s in the opening seven minutes to build a 29-7 lead and held a 43-31 advantage at intermission. The Panthers cut the deficit to single digits on several occasions but could get no closer than nine points. Roche, who took all 14 of his shots from beyond the arc, finished with 27 points and Hayden Brown, was voted the preseason Southern Conference Player of the Year, finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Tyler Moffe added 12 points and dished five assists. The Citadel hit 13 of 36 from long range. READ MORE: Arthur Hubish, Penn Township...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vladimir Pinchuk had 15 points off the bench to lead San Diego to a 103-38 win over La Verne Tuesday night. Terrell Brown had 13 points and three blocks for San Diego. Jase Townsend added 13 points. Yavuz Gultekin had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Antonis had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Leopards. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Devonaire Doutrive had 18 points to lead five Boise State players in double figures as the Broncos rolled past Utah Valley 76-56 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Naje Smith added 15 points for the Broncos. Abu Kigab chipped in 12, Emmanuel Akot and Mladen Armus scored 11. Kigab also had seven rebounds. Fardaws Aimaq had 15 points for the Wolverines. Justin Harmon added 14 points. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DENVER (AP) — KJ Hunt had 17 points and six rebounds as Denver edged past Regis 68-65 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Jordan Johnson had 12 points for Denver. Tevin Smith added 11 points. Payton Moore had eight rebounds. Brian Dawson had 25 points and five steals for the Rangers. Will Cranston-Lown added 12 points. Kevin Ebiriekwe had 10 points and 10 rebounds. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Desi Sills had 21 points as Arkansas State routed Harding 81-55 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Norchad Omier had 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Arkansas State. Marquis Eaton added 10 points. Keyon Wesley had seven rebounds. Stetson Smithson had 14 points for the Bison. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Ty Gordon registered 19 points as Nicholls narrowly defeated Northern Iowa 62-58 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Devante Carter had 12 points for Nicholls. Pierce Spencer added 2 points and 11 rebounds. Austin Phyfe had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers. Tywhon Pickford added 13 points. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jalon Pipkins had 19 points to lead six Purdue Fort Wayne players in double figures as the Mastodons easily defeated Earlham 103-54 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Deonte Billups added 16 points for the Mastodons. Jarred Godfrey chipped in 14, Damian Chong Qui scored 13 and Ra Kpedi had 11. Jaden Terry had 14 points for the Quakers. Antonio Buckley added 13 points. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 19 points, one of four starters in double figures for No. 2 UCLA in its 95-58 rout of Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday night in the teams’ season opener. Jules Bernard also had 19 points, Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 14 points and Tyger Campbell had 10. READ MORE: Troy Terry Scores In OT, Ducks Beat Canucks 3-2 For 5th Straight WinJustin McCall scored 11 points and Shaun Williams added 10 for the Roadrunners. UCLA’s fifth starter, Cody Riley, hurt his left knee eight minutes into the game and didn’t return. Riley went down near the opposing bench, clutching his knee. He lay on the court as the arena went silent, but eventually limped off to the locker room with some fans chanting his name. The redshirt senior averaged 10 points last season. LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 04: UCLA Bruins guard Johnny Juzang (3) makes a move during a college exhibition basketball game between the Chico State Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins on November 4, 2021, at Pauley Pavilion in Los...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Juzang scored 19 points, one of four starters in double figures for No. 2 UCLA in its 95-58 rout of Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday night in the teams’ season opener. Jules Bernard also had 19 points, Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 14 points and Tyger Campbell had 10. Justin McCall scored 11 points and Shaun Williams added 10 for the Roadrunners. UCLA’s fifth starter, Cody Riley, hurt his left knee eight minutes into the game and didn’t return. Riley went down near the opposing bench, clutching his knee. He lay on the court as the arena went silent, but eventually limped off to the locker room with some fans chanting his name. The redshirt senior averaged 10 points last season. The Bruins hit three straight 3-pointers to open the game, with Bernard making the first. He had a 3 to open the second half, too, and finished with four of UCLA’s 13 3s in the game. Leading by seven, the Bruins put together a 29-8 run to end the half ahead 47-19. Campbell ran...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Drew Valentine, the youngest Division I college basketball coach at 30, is now in charge at Loyola – and the Ramblers were in charge of Coppin State Tuesday night. Lucas Williamson had one of 20 Loyola three-pointers. READ MORE: University Of Chicago Graduate Shot And Killed During Robbery Attempt In Hyde ParkMeanwhile, Ryan Schweeger did his damage inside with some layups. It was a 30-3 lead for the Ramblers just to start the game. READ MORE: Fears That Oak Park Apartment Could Collapse Leave Panicked Residents Scrambling To EvacuateSix players scored in double figures, and about 1,400 fans were in attendance. MORE NEWS: Disorganized Cops Handcuffed Innocent Black Teens at Gunpoint Multiple Times in Bizarre 2019 Incident, New Body Camera Video ShowsLoyola rolled to a 103-45 win.
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Johnny Davis scored 15 points with five assists, freshman Chucky Hepburn added 13 points and a giddy postgame Tik -Tok as Wisconsin defeated St. Francis (BKN) 81-58 on Tuesday night. Wisconsin jumped out to an 11-3 lead with Davis scoring on a drive and a pull-up jumper on back-to-back possessions and point guard Hepburn adding a drive and deep 3-pointer during the run. Hepburn scored a driving layup off a St. Francis turnover as the Badgers built an 11-point lead, 23-12 at the 9:17 mark of the first half and led by double digits the rest of the way. Wisconsin built leads as large as 32 points. Hepburn became the first true freshman to start in a season opener for the Badgers since Devin Harris in the 2001-02 season, and became the fifth freshman to score in double figures in a season opener since 2000. Patrick Emilien, a transfer from George Mason, led the Terriers of the Northeast Conference with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and five rebounds. Lorne Bowman dropped three 3-pointers for his nine...
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kimani Lawrence scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures — adding 10 rebounds — to spark Arizona State to a 76-60 victory over Portland and new head coach Shantay Legans in a season opener on Tuesday night. Lawrence buried 7 of 11 shots from the floor and added three steals for the Sun Devils. Alonzo Gaffney finished with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while Marcus Bagley scored 12. Reserve DJ Horne hit three 3-points and scored 11, while Luther Muhammad pitched in with 10 points and seven boards. Marreon Jackson, a graduate transfer from the University of Toledo, was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting in his debut for ASU. Chris Austin topped the Pilots with 22 points. Mike Meadows added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Moses Wood scored 12. Legans, who was lured away from Eastern Washington University in March after leading the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament where they nearly upset Kansas in the first round, boasts one of the youngest coaching staffs in the country with all...
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Taz Sherman scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 60-53 victory over Oakland in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night. Sean McNeil had 11 points for the Mountaineers, who took a double-digit lead early in the second half but struggled offensively down the stretch. Jamal Cain scored 15 points, Trey Townsend added 12 and Micah Parrish had 10 points for Oakland. The Golden Grizzlies committed 25 turnovers. The Mountaineers’ biggest questions entering the season were getting rebounding help and inside scoring following the departure of big man Derek Culver. West Virginia shot poorly early in the game, was soundly outrebounded and fell behind by as many as six points. But the Mountaineers scored on three straight possessions after getting offensive rebounds to go ahead to stay late in the half. McNeil’s 3-pointer gave West Virginia its largest lead, 50-33, with 11 minutes left in the game. The Mountaineers then went without a field goal over the next four minutes, and Oakland used a 14-3 run to cut the deficit to 53-47 with...
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Will Richardson scored 20 points and No. 13 Oregon opened the season with an 83-66 victory over Texas Southern on Tuesday. De’Vion Harmon added 15 points and Jacob Young had 14 for the Ducks, who led by as many as 23 points in the second half. John Walker III led the Tigers with 19 points and PJ Henry had 10. Both teams played in the NCAA Tournament last season. Oregon went 21–7 overall and reached the Sweet 16 for the fifth time under coach Dana Altman. Texas Southern went 17-9 and won the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. The Tigers defeated Mount St. Mary’s in the First Four and then lost to Michigan. Texas Southern returned four starters from last season’s team. Michael Weathers, the team’s top scorer, transferred to Southern Methodist for his final year of eligibility. A newcomer for Texas Southern is freshman Shaqir O’Neal, the youngest son of Shaquille O’Neal, but he did not play on Tuesday. The Tigers stayed close in the in the opening half, but Oregon began to pull away...
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Adama Sanogo scored 20 points and No. 24 UConn opened the season with a 99-48 rout of Central Connecticut on Tuesday night. R.J. Cole scored 15 points and Tyrese Martin added 14 for the Huskies, who led by 29-points at halftime. UConn coach Dan Hurley said his offense, which lost last season’s leading scorer James Bouknight to the NBA draft, will run through Sanogo this season. The 6-foot-9 sophomore from Mali ran through, past and around the Blue Devils, hitting 9 of his 11 shots. He opened the scoring with a layup and had six points as UConn jumped out to a 22-5 lead. The Huskies, who are ranked to start the season for the first time since 2016, made their first eight shots and held the Blue Devils to just two baskets in the first eight minutes. The Huskies took their first 20-point lead at 34-14 when Akok Akok grabbed a deflection out of the air and turned it into an unintentional ally-oop layup. Martin’s rebound and end-to-end driving layup capped a 15-0 run...
    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright pulled a stat sheet over toward Collin Gillespie and whispered at the star guard for No. 4 Villanova, pointing at a couple of gaudy numbers. Gillespie and Justin Moore combined for 12 assists and no turnovers on Tuesday in a season-opening 91-51 win over Mount St. Mary’s. It’s the kind of numbers that will give the Hall of Fame coach a few more wins, and the kind of numbers the Wildcats will need Friday to have a shot at beating No. 2 UCLA. Gillespie scored 13 points in his first game back since suffering a torn MCL in his left knee. Moore hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 27 points for the Big East favorite Wildcats. Brandon Slater and Jermaine Samuels each added 17. Villanova needed the tune-up headed into a stacked nonconference schedule that includes the Bruins later this week. They’ll play for only the sixth time and first since 2010. “I think we’re ready to play a team like that,” Wright said. “They’re a great team. It doesn’t mean we’re ready...
    North Alabama (0-0) vs. Mississippi State (0-0) Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State opens its season by hosting the North Alabama Lions. North Alabama went 13-11 last year, while Mississippi State ended up 18-15. DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi State held its 13 non-conference opponents to an average of just 64.5 points per game last season. The Bulldogs offense put up 74.5 points per contest en route to a 9-4 record against competition outside the Southeastern Conference. North Alabama went 0-2 against non-conference teams in 2020-21. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Long Beach State (0-0) vs. Idaho (0-0) ICCU Arena, Moscow, Idaho; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Idaho hosts Long Beach State in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Long Beach State went 6-12 last year, while Idaho ended up 1-21. DID YOU KNOW: Long Beach State went 1-3 against non-conference programs last season. In those four games, the Beach gave up 90.8 points per game while scoring 69.5 per matchup. Idaho went 0-3 in non-conference play, averaging 55 points and giving up 72 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Gardner-Webb (0-0) vs. UNLV (0-0) Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNLV hosts Gardner-Webb in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Gardner-Webb went 11-15 last year, while UNLV ended up 12-15. DID YOU KNOW: Both of these teams posted identical 1-4 records against non-conference competition last season. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Florida Atlantic (0-0) vs. New Mexico (0-0) Dreamstyle Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico hosts Florida Atlantic in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Florida Atlantic went 13-10 last year and finished seventh in the CUSA, while New Mexico ended up 6-16. DID YOU KNOW: New Mexico held its two non-conference opponents to an average of just 62 points per game last year. The Lobos offense scored 72 points per matchup en route to a 2-0 record against competition outside the Mountain West Conference. Florida Atlantic went 1-4 against non-conference teams last season. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Northwestern State (0-0) vs. Tulsa (0-0) Donald Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Tulsa begins the season by hosting the Northwestern State Demons. Northwestern State went 11-18 last year, while Tulsa ended up 11-12. LAST TIME: Tulsa scored 82 and came away with a 27-point win over NW State when these two teams faced each other last season. DID YOU KNOW: Northwestern State went 0-10 against non-conference schools last season. In those 10 games, the Demons gave up 86.6 points per game while scoring 66.6 per contest. Tulsa went 2-2 in non-conference play, averaging 71 points and giving up 64.5 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    William & Mary (0-0) vs. Wake Forest (0-0) Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Wake Forest opens its 2021-22 campaign by hosting the William & Mary Tribe. William & Mary went 7-10 last year, while Wake Forest ended up 6-16. DID YOU KNOW: William & Mary went 2-3 against non-conference schools last season. In those five games, the Tribe gave up 75 points per game while scoring 65.4 per matchup. Wake Forest went 2-0 in non-conference play, averaging 91 points and allowing 55.5 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Buffalo (0-0) vs. No. 6 Michigan (0-0) Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Michigan opens its 2021-22 campaign by hosting the Buffalo Bulls. Buffalo went 16-9 last year, while Michigan ended up 23-5. DID YOU KNOW: Michigan held its nine non-conference opponents to an average of just 66.7 points per game last season. The Wolverines offense scored 80.6 points per contest en route to an 8-1 record against competition outside the Big Ten Conference. Buffalo went 1-3 against non-conference schools last season. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    UNC Wilmington (0-0) vs. Illinois State (0-0) Redbird Arena, Normal, Illinois; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Illinois State gets its 2021-22 season rolling by hosting the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. UNC Wilmington went 7-10 last year, while Illinois State ended up 7-18. DID YOU KNOW: UNC Wilmington went 5-3 against non-conference programs last season. In those eight games, the Seahawks gave up 72 points per game while scoring 75.8 per contest. Illinois State went 2-3 in non-conference play, averaging 74.2 points and allowing 77.2 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Columbia (0-0) vs. Fordham (0-0) Rose Hill Gym, New York; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: A couple of New York schools are set to square off as Fordham opens its 2021-22 campaign by hosting the Columbia Lions. Columbia went 0-0 last year, while Fordham ended up 2-12. DID YOU KNOW: Each of these teams posted identical 0-0 records against non-conference competition last season. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Northwestern State (0-0) vs. Oklahoma (0-0) Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma hosts Northwestern State in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Northwestern State went 11-18 last year, while Oklahoma ended up 16-11. DID YOU KNOW: Oklahoma limited its eight non-conference opponents to an average of just 70.6 points per game last year. The Sooners offense scored 79.9 points per contest on their way to a 6-2 record against competition outside the Big 12 Conference. Northwestern State went 0-10 against non-conference programs in 2020-21. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Elon (0-0) vs. Florida (0-0) Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida opens the season by hosting the Elon Phoenix. Elon went 10-9 last year, while Florida ended up 15-10. DID YOU KNOW: Both of these teams posted winning records against non-conference competition last season. Elon went 2-1 against teams outside its conference, while Florida went 5-2 in such games. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Kennesaw State (0-0) vs. Iowa State (0-0) James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Iowa State hosts Kennesaw State in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Kennesaw State went 5-19 last year, while Iowa State ended up 2-22. DID YOU KNOW: Kennesaw State went 0-5 against non-conference teams last season. In those five games, the Owls gave up 75.2 points per game while scoring 58.6 per outing. Iowa State went 2-3 in non-conference play, averaging 68.2 points and giving up 75.8 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Bowling Green (0-0) vs. Western Carolina (0-0) Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Western Carolina hosts Bowling Green in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Bowling Green went 14-12 last year, while Western Carolina ended up 11-16. DID YOU KNOW: Bowling Green went 3-3 against non-conference schools last season. In those six games, the Falcons gave up 75.5 points per game while scoring 77.5 per contest. Western Carolina went 5-2 in non-conference play, averaging 81.3 points and allowing 79.9 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Southern Illinois (0-0) vs. Arkansas-Little Rock (0-0) Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas-Little Rock hosts Southern Illinois in each team’s 2021-22 season opener. Southern Illinois went 12-14 last year, while Arkansas-Little Rock ended up 11-15. DID YOU KNOW: Southern Illinois went 5-0 against non-conference teams last season. In those five games, the Salukis gave up only 66.4 points per game while scoring 76 per contest. Arkansas-Little Rock went 3-3 in non-conference play, averaging 75.8 points and giving up 76.2 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    IUPUI (0-0) vs. Butler (0-0) Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two Indianapolis programs are set to meet as Butler opens the season by hosting the IUPUI Jaguars. IUPUI went 8-10 last year, while Butler ended up 10-15. DID YOU KNOW: IUPUI went 1-0 against non-conference programs last season. In those one games, the Jaguars gave up 66 points per game while scoring 69 per contest. Butler went 1-2 in non-conference play, averaging 66.3 points and allowing 68.7 per game in the process. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — White-tailed deer in Iowa are getting COVID-19 at a very high rate, according to new research. Penn State University researchers and wildlife officials in Iowa found that over 80% of deer in their samples tested positive for the virus, showing that it’s spreading very rapidly. That’s for samples taken from April 2020 through January 2021. READ MORE: Olivia, Liam Lead 2021's Top Baby Names In U.S.According to the study, which has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, the COVID-19 transmissions amongst deer in Iowa “likely resulted from multiple human-to-deer spillover events and deer-to-deer transmission.” Researchers said the findings show the need for a “robust and proactive” approach to understand the ecology and evolution of the virus. “In principle, SARS-CoV-2 infection of an animal host could result in it becoming a reservoir that drives the emergence of new variants with risk of spillback to humans,” the study said. READ MORE: 3 Killed In Northern Minnesota CrashIn Iowa, deer hunting season is already underway, and hunters shouldn’t worry about contracting COVID-19 from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans are gearing up for this weekend’s deer-hunting opener. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has already sold more than 220,000 licenses, but those hunters might have a hard time finding some of the supplies they need. READ MORE: Northern Lights: Viewers Share Spectacular Views Of The Aurora Borealis OvernightIt’s a busy week for Osseo Gun Club and Pro Shop as the deer hunting opener approaches. “That’s got a lot of people coming in, last-minute preparation, sighting in guns, trying to find ammo,” said gun manager Joe Martinson, adding that the latter has only gotten tougher. “When you do find (hunting ammo), you buy it, and it’s gone quick.” Supply issues started in 2020 and haven’t let up. Martinson said in a normal year ahead of deer season, his shop buys six to eight cases of shotgun slugs. Each case carries 50 boxes of ammo. “Right now, if I’m lucky to find it, I can buy one case,” he said. That means limiting how much hunting ammo customers can buy along with higher prices....
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward Jalen Wilson was suspended Tuesday for the No. 3 Jayhawks’ lone exhibition game and first three regular-season games after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend. Wilson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore from Texas, was arrested early Sunday in Lawrence and released on $250 bond. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said that Wilson will miss Wednesday night’s exhibition game against Emporia State along with the high-profile regular-season opener against Michigan State on Nov. 9 in the Champions Classic. Wilson also will miss the Jayhawks’ home opener against Tarleton State and a game against Stony Brook. Wilson had an up-and-down freshman season for the Jayhawks, averaging 11.8 points and 7.9 rebounds but struggling down the stretch. He declared for the NBA draft but chose to return to Kansas for his redshirt sophomore season. ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LAKE TAHOE — Another California ski resort has moved up its opening day thanks to this week’s huge dump of snow in the Sierra Nevada. Palisades Tahoe joins Mammoth Mountain in starting its season on Oct. 29. Palisades Tahoe said the big storm dropped more than 3 feet (0.9 meter) of snow on its upper mountains. The resort plans to be open on weekends only as conditions allow until full-time operations begin on Nov. 24. Related Articles 2 feet of snow in Sierra; record rain in Reno; I-80 reopens Larry Ellison buys another Lake Tahoe resort Landmark Lake Tahoe casino bought, renovation planned Mammoth moved up its opening by two weeks to Oct. 29 even before the storm, fed by a powerful atmospheric river, arrived last weekend.
    Matt Dumba scored his first goal of the season midway through the third period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over Vancouver on Tuesday night, spoiling the Canucks home opener. Mats Zuccarello and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild (5-1-0). Cam Talbot made 22 saves for Minnesota, which bounced back after a loss to Nashville on Sunday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "It feels great," Talbot said. "We talked about never losing two in a row. Coming into a tough building in their home-opener, obviously they’re going to have some momentum from the crowd. "We established our game early, got out to a lead, which we haven’t been able to do this year, so I think that set the tone for the rest of the game." Alex Chiasson scored on a power play, and Bo Horvat added a goal for the Canucks (3-3-1), who had their two-game win streak halted. Thatcher Demko stopped 27 shots for Vancouver. Vancouver's home opener was the first game with full capacity at Rogers Arena in 595 days. The...
    SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Austrian skier Roland Leitinger surprised the pre-race favorites by posting the fastest time in the first run of the season-opening men’s World Cup giant slalom on Sunday. Leitinger, who started 19th, had a clean run to lead world champion Matthieu Faivre of France by 0.19 of a second, followed by Swiss skier Marco Odermatt two hundredths further back in third. Defending overall and GS World Cup champion Alexis Pinturault had 0.57 to make up in the second leg, while American racer River Radamus impressed with an acrobatic recovery during his run before posting the ninth-fastest time. While the top-ranked skiers raced on a track that was still partly in the shade, the sun emerged by the time Leitinger started. “I found the right balance between aggression and control. You cannot go full risk in all those twenty gates in the steep,” Leitinger said. Leitinger was runner-up to Marcel Hirscher to win silver at the 2017 world championships but has not finished better than sixth in a World Cup giant slalom. However, he got one podium result...
    Getty Lonzo Ball If you’re a Chicago Bulls fan, you should be excited. Perhaps it’s a little early to budget out for NBA Finals tickets, but there is every reason to believe your team is going to the postseason. One of the biggest reasons for the projected massive turnaround is the acquisition of point guard Lonzo Ball. He recorded a triple-double in spectacular fashion in the Bulls’ lopsided victory over his former team, the New Orleans Pelicans in the home-opener on Friday night. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a dunk from a #Bulls player since Gibson destroyed Wade.pic.twitter.com/f3YsOBZRL3 — Drew Stevens (@lookwhatdrewdid) October 23, 2021 Ball’s passing and defense have been huge, but the 24-year-old is also not about to let you forget about how improved he is as a shooter.Lonzo Ball Believes He’s One of the Best Shooters in the LeagueDuring the post-game presser, a confident Ball told reporters, he thinks he is one of the best shooters in the NBA. Chicago sports insider Daniel Greenberg captured the quote: "I think I'm one of...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers fans are waking up after a tough night at the Wells Fargo Center. The team opened up at home with a loss against the Brooklyn Nets, and it all came down to the final minute. And as if the loss wasn’t enough, the Ben Simmons saga continues to get more complicated. READ MORE: Fired-Up Sixers Fans Pack Wells Fargo Center For Home OpenerIt was a tough loss in South Philadelphia for the home opener. The good news is that the Sixers started off strong. But the bad news is they had to play those final minutes The Nets scored 16 points in the final minutes, cutting the Sixers’ lead. They went on to win 114-109. Also, Ben Simmons sat out the home opener. He told the team earlier in the day that he wasn’t mentally prepared to play. READ MORE: Student Shoots Himself In Leg Inside West Philadelphia School With Metal Detectors, Police SayEyewitness News spoke with fans Friday night and as you might imagine they had a lot to say about the situation “It’s...
    Sports movies you can stream right now 30 Best Cities for Young Professionals NEWARK, NJ — Seattle will Krak open its new arena, Climate Pledge Arena, on Saturday night. It's expected to be a show-stopping opening — reminder: Jerry Bruckheimer is one of the owners — as the NHL officially hits the Pacific Northwest. But before things get Krak'ing (just a few more, promise), the Kraken kickstarted their inaugural season with a five-game road trip that saw a few things slip through the Kraks. While the team scored its first franchise goal — via Ryan Donato — and recorded its first franchise win — 4-3 over the Predators — the start of the season wasn't all it was Krak'ed up to be. With a 4-2 loss to the Devils on Tuesday, Seattle headed home 1-3-1. "We're getting to know each other and we've taken huge steps as we've gone through training camp [and] on this nine-day road trip. There's a lot of positives in here even though we walk away with a record that we're not happy with," noted coach Dave Hakstol after the game....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Kings home opener is in the books after a year and a half away and an empty arena with no fans. Last season, fans watched the Kings from outside the stadium, during a pandemic with no end in sight. READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Issues Emergency Order To Help Recovering Wildfire Counties“That was really hard to see. I felt sorry for the team. I know they play off the energy from the fans,” said Carol Cook. Fake fans kept seats warm inside the Golden 1 Center. “I’m tired of the cutouts in the seats. To have real people is great,” said Jim Cook. Rules were in place for the Kings home opener, masks were required and fans had to produce vaccine cards or a negative covid test but it was all worth it to see the game. It was an exciting start to the season not just for the players and fans but for downtown businesses. READ MORE: Sacramento Opens Storm Centers For Homeless This Weekend“I think it’s great to see the energy the foot traffic,” said saif...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood had 31 points and 14 rebounds and Houston beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-91 on Friday night in the Rockets’ home opener. Oklahoma City had few answers for Wood, who went 13 for 19 from the field, including 4 of 6 from the 3-point line. Fourth in Most Improved Player voting last season, he also blocked four shots and had a steal. The Rockets looked much better than they did in their 124-106 season-opening loss in Minnesota on Wednesday night. Kevin Porter Jr. had 18 points and nine assists. Veteran shooting guard Eric Gordon scored 22 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3, and Jae’Sean Tate had 16 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Second-overall draft pick Jalen Green had nine points in his home debut. Alperen Sengun, the 16th overall pick, had six points and five rebounds off the bench. Including Green, Sengun, and fellow first-round picks Josh Christopher and Usman Garuba, the Rockets played four 19-year-olds. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Mike Muscala led Oklahoma City with 13 points apiece, and Kenrich Williams scored 12...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Miles Bridges scored 30 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 25 and the Charlotte Hornets took advantage of Cleveland’s sloppiness to open the fourth quarter in a 123-112 victory Friday night, wrecking the Cavaliers’ home opener. The Hornets only led by one entering the final 12 minutes before outscoring the Cavs 19-2 in the first 3:27, when Cleveland turned the ball over seven times. Gordon Hayward made two 3-pointes in the decisive run as Charlotte won its second straight to open the season. Hayward finished with 18 points and LaMelo Ball had 17 for the Hornets. The pair combined for 58 against Indiana in the opener. Collin Sexton scored 33 points and rookie Evan Mobley had 13 for the Cavs, who have a promising young nucleus but will undoubtedly go through growing pains — especially early in the season. Much as they did in their opening loss at Memphis, the Cavs played well for three quarters and then crumbled. Bridges and Hayward hit back-to-back 3-pointers as the Hornets opened the fourth with 10 quick points. Then, following yet...