No. 2 Kentucky 91,
Eastern Kentucky 49
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nick Richards had 21 points and 10 rebounds, Immanuel Quickley added 16 and No. 2 Kentucky scored the game’s first 14 points.
Seeking to follow up Tuesday’s victory over top-ranked Michigan State, the Wildcats (2-0) made six of their first 10 shots, including a couple of baskets by Richards.
No. 3 Kansas 74,
UNC Greensboro 62
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Devon Dotson had 22 points and six assists, Udoka Azubuike added 10 points and 10 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas beat UNC Greensboro.
After leading by four points at the half, the Jayhawks (1-1) shot 41.7% from beyond the arc in the second half to pull away.
No. 4 Duke 89, Colorado St. 55
DURHAM, N.C. — Tre Jones had 15 points and eight assists and Duke routed Colorado State.
Alex O’Connell had 14 points, while three freshmen also reached double figures — Cassius Stanley led the way with 19 points, Vernon Carey had 11 before fouling out, and Wendell Moore Jr. finished with 10.
No. 9 North Carolina 78,
UNC Wilmington 62
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Freshman star Cole Anthony had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Carolina.
Justin Pierce had 18 points and 12 rebounds to offset a bad shooting night for Anthony, who had 34 points in his college debut against Notre Dame on Wednesday.
No. 14 Memphis 92,
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Wiseman had 17 points and nine rebounds hours after getting a temporary restraining order to play amid an NCAA ineligibility ruling, leading No. 14 Memphis past Illinois-Chicago.
Memphis said Wiseman — the potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft — was declared eligible by the NCAA in May but further details and investigation by the university and the NCAA found coach Penny Hardaway gave $11,500 in moving expenses to help Wiseman’s family move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. The university said Wiseman didn’t know about the money given to his family.
Washington 67, No. 16 Baylor 64
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Nahziah Carter scored 23 points to help Washington beat Baylor.
Carter shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers in the Huskies’ opener. He added seven rebounds.
Jaden McDaniels had 18 points and seven rebounds.
No. 17 Utah State 89,
Weber State 34
LOGAN, Utah — Justin Bean had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Sam Merrill added 14 points, six rebounds and six assists and Utah State routed Weber State.
Abel Porter added 10 points and 10 assists for his first career double-double. Diogo Brito scored 12 points. The Aggies (2-0) beat the Wildcats for the second straight season.
No. 19 Xavier 81, Siena 63
CINCINNATI — Tyrique Jones and Naji Marshall each scored 20 points for Xavier.
Jason Carter just missed reaching double figures in his first career start for Xavier (2-0). He finished with a career-high nine points.
No. 22 LSU 88, Bowling Green 79
BATON ROUGE, La. — Javonte Smart and Emmitt Williams each scored 21 points LSU opened its season with a victory over Bowling Green.
Smart, replacing two-year starter Tremont Waters at point guard, reached 20 points for just the second time in his career.
No. 24 Auburn 76, Davidson 66
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Isaac Okoro scored 17 points, Danjel Purifoy had 14 and Auburn eased past cold-shooting Davidson in the opener of the Veterans Classic.
Returning two starters from a team that reached the Final Four last season, Auburn (2-0) never trailed against the Wildcats (0-1). After letting a 13-point lead dwindle to 37-35 at halftime, the Tigers took control with a 12-1 run at the outset of the second half.
No. 25 VCU 59, North Texas 56
RICHMOND, Va. — Mike’L Simms hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final 2:07 for his only baskets of the game and VCU held off North Texas.
Marcus Evans led VCU (2-0) with 13 points and De’Riante Jenkins had 12, including two free throws with 10.5 seconds left.