No. 5 Indiana 69, Iowa 65
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off host Iowa. Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City.
Indiana has won four in a row since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with 1:04 left to put the Hoosiers ahead 65-60. He also made two key free throws with 26 seconds to go.
Aaron White had 15 points to lead Iowa (11-3, 0-1).
No. 7 Syracuse 96, Central Connecticut 62
Michael Carter-Williams picked the perfect time to get his game back on track. Syracuse’s slick-passing sophomore point guard had a career-high 18 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds to lead the host Orange over Central Connecticut State.
No. 14 Cincinnati 70, No. 24 Pittsburgh 61
Cashmere Wright scored 18 points, Sean Kilpatrick added 16 and visiting Cincinnati surged past Pittsburgh. Cincinnati (13-1, 1-0 Big East) trailed by as much as eight early but used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to take control. Talib Zanna led Pitt (12-2, 0-1) with 16 points.
No. 9 Minnesota 76, No. 18 Michigan State 63
Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift host Minnesota. Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and 12 rebounds and the Golden Gophers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten) shot 56.6 percent to open conference play. Keith Appling had 15 points and five assists and Gary Harris scored 12 for the Spartans (11-3, 0-1), who had beaten Minnesota in 13 of the last 15 meetings.
No. 10 Gonzaga 69, No. 22 Oklahoma State 68
Kevin Pangos scored 23 points and hit the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left, Kelly Olynyk scored all 21 of his points in the second half and Gonzaga (13-1) edged host Oklahoma State. Marcus Smart led Oklahoma State (10-2) with 23 points but missed two free throws with 8.7 seconds left with the Cowboys trailing by two. Elias Harris grabbed the rebound on Smart’s second miss, and Pangos was fouled in the backcourt before stepping to the line to drill both free throws.
Phil Forte then connected on a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Oklahoma State
No. 23 North Carolina St. 89, UNC Greensboro 68
C.J. Leslie scored 21 points and host North Carolina State pulled away to beat North Carolina Greensboro. Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown added 15 points apiece, and the Wolfpack (11-2) kept UNC Greensboro off the boards after halftime while using a timely run to break open a surprisingly tight game.
No. 25 Kansas State 70, South Dakota 50
Nino Williams scored 16 points and host Kansas State (11-2) pulled away late to defeat South Dakota (6-9).