With ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon in the books, let's set the table in college hoops.
IN THE BOOKS -
Gonzaga 72, SMU 56: SMU's offense is nowhere to be seen as the Zags roll at home.
Temple 82, Louisiana Tech 75: The Owl's came out hot in the second half to pick up what will likely go down as a quality win.
Iowa State 81, Georgia St. 58: No upset here as the Cyclones roll pas the Sun Belt conference favorites.
Kentucky 72, Kansas 40: Kentucky = good at basketball. The Wildcats held the Jayhawks to 0.67ppp, including just 8-41 from inside the arc.
Duke 81, Michigan St. 71: Jahlil Okafor's first test at the NCAA comes against a Tom Izzo team that with a small front court after losing Adrian Payne. Izzo's team will scrap, but it's hard to see them playing at the Blue Devils level this early in the season.
Wichita St. 71 vs. Memphis 56: Ron Baker led the way for the Shockers, scoring 21 and dishing out 6 assists. Wichita State will comes back from Thanksgiving with four games against teams in the KenPom top 100.
San Diego St. 53, Utah 49: A low scoring game between two teams eying tournament bids. A solid victory for the Aztechs, which will prove to be important on a schedule without any major challenges (only two games against teams in the KenPom top 50, none in the top 40)
TIPPING OFF TONIGHT -
Oklahoma @ Creighton: The Sooners head on the road to take on a Creighton team adapting to life after McDermott (Doug, that is).
Wake Forest @ Arkansas: The first test of the season for new Demon Deacons head coach Danny Manning.
Green Bay @ Wisconsin: If the Badgers come out flat, an upset isn't entirely out of the question. The Phoenix are the favorites in the Horizon and know how to play good ball.