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Buckeyes Outlast Cincy In Season Opener, 64-56

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Young had a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds for Ohio State.

Young, a junior forward, made 6 of 7 shots from the floor and the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to spoil John Brannen’s Cincinnati coaching debut by a 64-56 count on Wednesday night.

D.J. Carton added nine points and five rebounds for Ohio State, and Kaleb Wesson had eight points and 11 rebounds in the season opener.

Jarron Cumberland and Keith Williams each had 13 points to lead Cincinnati.

NO. 9 UNC 76

NOTRE DAME 65

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Cole Anthony had 34 points and 11 rebounds in his college debut, leading No. 9 North Carolina past Notre Dame.

NO. 11 VIRGINIA 48

SYRACUSE 35

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points, Jay Huff added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Virginia shut down Syracuse in its season opener.

The Cavaliers became the first NCAA champion to start the next season with a true road game since UCLA in 1967-68 at Purdue.

The Cavaliers have a 12-game winning streak in ACC openers and are 11-0 in ACC openers under head coach Tony Bennett.

NO. 21 ARIZONA 91 NO. ARIZONA 52

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Zeke Nnaji scored 20 points in his college debut for Arizona.

NO. 23 PURDUE 79 GREEN BAY 57

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Graduate transfer Jahaad Proctor scored 26 points and Eric Hunter Jr. added 15 to help Purdue beat Green Bay,

The Boilermakers have won seven straight season openers.

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