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Forwards Jarrod Uthoff and Aaron White each scored 18 points to carry Iowa to a 71-65 victory over No. 20 Ohio State in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Tuesday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

The Hawkeyes (10-4, 1-0) took an early 17-5 lead and held off Ohio State at the end to beat the Buckeyes (11-3, 0-1) for the second straight year in Value City Arena.

Ohio State pulled to 63-60 with 3:25 left on a 3-pointer by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, but Iowa extended its lead back to 68-60 with two minutes left.

Forward Sam Thompson scored 17 points and Russell had 13 for the Buckeyes.

No. 3 Virginia 83, Davidson 72

Virginia fought off a valiant effort by Davidson to move to 12-0 for the season with the win in Charlottesville, Va.

Forward Anthony Gill played his best game as a Cavalier, scoring a game-high 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

Virginia regained the lead with 17:01 remaining in the second half and led by as many as three points before guard Brian Sullivan’s 3-pointer put the Wildcats (9-2) up 52-51 with 11:21 left. Guard Justin Anderson buried back-to-back treys to give Virginia a 61-55 lead and the momentum. Davidson never pulled closer than six points the rest of the way.

Guard Jack Gibbs led Davidson with 21 points before fouling out late in the game and guard Tyler Kalinoski added 20.

No. 5 Louisville 63, Long Beach State 48

Terry Rozier scored 23 points and No. 5 Louisville rebounded from Saturday’s loss to rival Kentucky with a win in Louisville, Ky.

Rozier added seven rebounds and three assists against Long Beach State (5-10). The Cardinals (12-1) shot 51 percent from the field and forced 19 turnovers.

Branford Jones led Long Beach State with 13 points.

No. 10 Utah 85, Carroll 49

Twelve Utes got on the score sheet in a blowout win over the Fighting Saints at Salt Lake City.

Forward Jordan Loveridge scored a game-high 14 points for Utah (10-2). Forward Brekkott Chapman added 11, and forward Chris Reyes scored 10.

Carroll (10-4), an NAIA team from Montana, got 10 points from forward Oliver Carr and nine apiece from guards Zach Taylor and Nick Williams.

No. 12 Maryland 68, Michigan State 66 (2 OT)

Dez Wells had 16 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and No. 12 Maryland won its Big Ten opener against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich..

Wells, a senior small forward, also grabbed seven rebounds and made a team-high five assists for the Terrapins (13-1), who won their sixth straight. Wells was playing in just his second game after missing the previous seven with a fractured right wrist. Freshman guard Melo Trimble supplied 17 points, 12 from the free throw line, for the longtime ACC program.

Guard Travis Trice’s career-high 26 points led the Spartans (9-5) in their Big Ten opener.

No. 13 Kansas 78, Kent State 62

Guard Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a game-high 20 points, and the Jayhawks bounced back from a loss to Temple by beating the Golden Flashes in Lawrence, Kan.

Forward Perry Ellis added 15 points and eight rebounds for Kansas (10-2), and guard Frank Mason III contributed 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Forward Jimmy Hall scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace Kent State (8-4). Center Khaliq Spicer finished with 11 points.

No. 14 Notre Dame 87, Hartford 60

Four Irish starters scored at least 15 points, and Notre Dame cruised to an 87-60 win over the Hawks at South Bend, Ind.

Guard Demetrius Jackson paced Notre Dame (13-1) with 18 points. Guard Pat Connaughton added 16 points, and forward Zach Auguste and guard Jerian Grant had 15 points apiece.

Hartford (7-6) got a team-high 16 points from Mark Nwakamma and 12 from guard Yolonzo Moore II.

No. 17 West Virginia 82, Virginia Tech 51

West Virginia guards Juwan Staten and Gary Browne combined for 30 points and the Mountaineers cruised past Virginia Tech in Morgantown, W.Va.

Virginia Tech scored only 11 points in the first 12 minutes of the second half and fell behind 72-41 during a five-minute slumber between Devin Wilson’s short jumper and Satchel Pierce’s dunk with 6:16 remaining in the game.

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