It wasn’t perfect, but West Virginia exited game one with a hard-fought 79-71 win over South Dakota State.
The LSU basketball team is giving thanks that it can finally start the season on Thanksgiving night. The Tigers saw two scheduled openers canceled because of COVID-19 before they were able to join the field in the Billiken Classic on the Saint Louis University campus. LSU will play Thursday night against SIU Edwardsville, which lost to the host school 89-52 on Wednesday.
It's not a surprise that Rhode Island is playing Boston College in the consolation game of the 2K Empire Sports Classic in Uncasville, Conn. Rhode Island (0-1) rallied Wednesday from a 16-point, first-half deficit and ended up battling 18th-ranked Arizona State in what was a one-possession game for almost all of the final 15 minutes. Rhode Island committed 29 fouls and had two players foul out, including its best player -- speedy point guard Fatts Russell.