SIU Edwardsville spoiled the IPFW women’s basketball season opener Sunday at the Gates Center, and it was an inside job.
In a come-from-behind 74-67 victory, the visitors outscored IPFW 42-14 in the paint, led by Raven Berry’s 23-point, 16-rebound night. That helped SIU Edwardsville overcome a 39-29 halftime deficit.
The Mastodons were led by Haley Seibert with 15 points, and Amanda Hyde added 14 and Rachel Mauk 12. Hyde’s fourth foul with IPFW leading 50-48 swung the momentum, as the Cougars – who also scored 19 points off IPFW turnovers – built a nine-point lead with Hyde on the bench.
No. 4 OHIO STATE 82, ALBANY 60: In Columbus, Ohio, Bishop Luers grad Deshaun Thomas scored 13 of his 19 points in a 17-2 run to end the half to lead the Buckeyes (1-0).
Ohio State was supposed to play Friday night against Marquette aboard the USS Yorktown but condensation on the court led to that game being canceled.
Thomas hit just one of his first six shots and Ohio State trailed 23-22 late in half. But he asserted himself as the Buckeyes took control.
No. 2 LOUISVILLE 79, MANHATTAN 51: In Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists to lead the Cardinals (1-0).
Chane Behanan had nine rebounds and eight points for Louisville, which won its ninth straight season opener.
No. 9 SYRACUSE 62, No. 20 SAN DIEGO STATE 49: In San Diego, C.J. Fair and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 16 points as the Orange won on the flight deck of the decommissioned USS Midway.
Syracuse (1-0) effectively put it away when Fair made a jumper to make it 17-4 with 11:30 to go in the first half. He had nine points at that point.
Syracuse was just too tall and bulky for the Aztecs (0-1), who couldn’t crack the Orange’s 2-3 zone.
Of the three games on ships this year, this was the only one that was completed.
No. 10 FLORIDA 84, ALABAMA STATE 35: In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton scored 22 points to lead the Gators.
Florida was supposed to begin the season Friday against Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan, but the game was canceled at halftime because of moisture on the court.
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: In Chapel Hill, N.C., James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels (2-0).
Reggie Bullock added 16 for North Carolina, which shot 44 percent from both the field and the foul line.
No. 12 ARIZONA 82, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 73: In Tucson, Ariz., Mark Lyons scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the Wildcats (1-0).
The senior transfer from Xavier led five Arizona players in double figures. Solomon Hill scored 14, Brandon Ashley and Nick Johnson 12 apiece and Jordin Mayes 10.
No. 19 BAYLOR 78, JACKSON STATE 47: In Waco, Texas, Pierre Jackson had 25 points and seven assists to lead the Bears (2-0).
Jackson scored the game’s first five points – on a free throw, a jumper and a tip-in in the first 3 minutes – and Baylor never trailed.
No. 23 WISCONSIN 87, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 47: In Madison, Wis., Junior Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the Badgers scored the first 19 points en route to the win.
Mike Bruesewitz added 10 in a 13-minute appearance. Bruesewitz cut his lower right leg during practice Oct. 9 and returned Friday.
No. 24 CINCINNATI 80, TENNESSEE-MARTIN 57: In Cincinnati, Cashmere Wright scored 16 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 as the Bearcats cruised.
BALL STATE 78, GRAMBLING 51: In Muncie, Jesse Berry scored 17 points and Majok Majok added 11 and 12 rebounds to lead the Cardinals, who had five players score in double figures.
No. 2 CONNECTICUT 103, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 39: In Storrs, Conn., freshman Breanna Stewart scored 21 points in her college debut as the Huskies won their 17th consecutive season opener.
No. 4 STANFORD 97, SANTA CLARA 57: In Santa Clara, Calif., Chiney Ogwumike scored 22 points and Joslyn Tinkle added 19 as The Cardinal (2-0) won.
No. 5 MARYLAND 88, LOYOLA, Md. 45: In Baltimore, Tianna Hawkins scored 26 of her 33 points in the first half as the Terrapins cruised.
No. 8 PENN STATE 72, HOWARD 61: In State College, Pa., Maggie Lucas scored 25 points, and the Nittany Lions (1-0) scored the final 14 points of the first half to take control of the game.
No. 9 LOUISVILLE 95, PORTLAND 48: In Louisville, Ky., Shoni Schimmel had 16 points to lead the Cardinals (2-0).
No. 10 GEORGIA 57, RUTGERS 51: In Athens, Ga., Khaalidah Miller’s 12 points led a balanced scoring effort as the Bulldogs (1-0) won.
GEORGETOWN 62, No. 11 DELAWARE 56: In Dover, Del., Sugar Rodgers scored 35 points and recorded five steals as the Hoyas (2-0) won.
No. 14 ST. JOHN’S 72, CENTRAL FLORIDA 54: In Daytona Beach, Fla., Shenneika Smith scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Red Strom bounced back from an opening-game loss.
No. 18 NEBRASKA 64, TEMPLE 39: In Lincoln, Neb., Jordan Hooper scored 12 points to lead the Cornhuskers (2-0).
No. 20 TENNESSEE 71, NO. 22 GEORGIA TECH 54: In Atlanta, Bashaara Graves scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Volunteers (1-1) spoiled the Yellow Jackets’ debut in McCamish Pavilion.