Villanova's Collin Gillespie is ready to make the most of his second chance at a senior season. Gillespie was the co-Big East player of the year last season but tore the medial collateral ligament in his left knee during a victory over Creighton that enabled Villanova to clinch the Big East regular-season championship. The injury ended his senior season early and prevented him from participating in the NCAA Tournament.
There was still plenty left to work on, but Fred Hoiberg thought NU's exhibition win over Peru State was a good start.
Freshman Max Christie had 17 points in Michigan State basketball's exhibition victory over Ferris State. MSU beat Division II FSU, 92-58.