NEW YORK — Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half to help No. 4 Duke beat third-ranked Kansas 68-66 in the opener of the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
n No. 5 Louisville 87,
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Jordan Nwora’s 23-point performance included four 3-pointers and a throwdown dunk in Louisville’s season-opening win.
n No. 6 Florida 74,
North Florida 59
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his Florida debut, and the Gators beat North Florida.
n No. 7 Maryland 95,
Holy Cross 71
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Jalen Smith had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darryl Morsell scored 15, and Maryland launched a season of high hopes by defeating Holy Cross.
n No. 8 Gonzaga 95,
Alabama State 64
SPOKANE, Wash. — Corey Kispert scored a career-high 28 points as Gonzaga used a second-half surge to beat Alabama State.
n No. 12 Seton Hall 105,
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — Myles Powell scored 27 points to lead Seton Hall to the win without coach Kevin Willard.
n No. 13 Texas Tech 85,
Eastern Illinois 60
LUBBOCK, Texas — Newcomer Jahmi’us Ramsey led Texas Tech with 19 points as the much-changed Red Raiders opened the season by beating Eastern Illinois, seven months after playing in the national championship game.
n No. 14 Memphis 97,
South Carolina State 64
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Wiseman, the nation’s top-rated recruit, had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Memphis.
Fellow freshman Precious Achiuwa added 14 points and eight rebounds.
n No. 16 Baylor 105,
Central Arkansas 61
WACO, Texas — Jared Butler scored 30 points with a career-high eight 3-pointers to lead four Baylor players in double figures, and the Bears opened coach Scott Drew’s 17th season with a win.
n No. 19 Xavier 76,
CINCINNATI — Tyrique Jones had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Naji Marshall also scored 17, and Xavier beat Jacksonville.
n No. 25 VCU 72,
St. Francis 58
RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and No. 25 VCU used a big early run to take command against St. Francis.
n No. 2 Baylor 97,
New Hampshire 29
WACO, Texas — NaLyssa Smith and preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox had double-doubles for No. 2 Baylor, and the defending national champion Lady Bears opened the season with a dominant win.
n No. 4 Maryland 119,
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Kaila Charles had 18 points and Stephanie Jones had 17 as Maryland fell two points shy of its all-time scoring record against Wagner.
n No. 8 South Carolina 103,
Alabama State 43
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Freshman Aliyah Boston had a triple-double in her South Carolina debut — a rout over Alabama State.
n No. 9 Louisville 75,
Western Kentucky 56
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dana Evans had 19 points, and Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon combined for 25 points and 17 rebounds in their Louisville debuts.