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,

Miami 74

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,

Wagner 71

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,

Jacksonville 57

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,

Wagner 56

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.

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