It has been over seven months since Kansas rallied to beat North Carolina and capture the national championship in New Orleans. Now, at long last, a new college basketball season is upon us. The 2022-23 campaign gets underway across the country Monday with all 25 ranked teams in action throughout the day and well into the night.
No. 5 Baylor tipped things off early in the day by crushing Mississippi Valley State 117-53 behind scoring contributions from 10 players. The action gets going en masse in the evening as No. 4 Kentucky, No. 16 Villanova and No. 22 Michigan each tip at 6:30 p.m. as heavy favorites in home games.
The games continue on throughout the night, culminating with No. 8 UCLA hosting Sacramento State in an 11:30 p.m. capper to what should be an eventful first evening of college hoops. Though there are no obvious marquee matchups, the night will provide us a first look at most national contenders.
Given that it’s college basketball — a sport that thrives on upsets — it also wouldn’t be shocking to see a couple of stunning outcomes as teams try and iron out their kinks in the early going.
CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the evening. All times Eastern
College basketball scores, schedule
No. 5 Baylor 117, Mississippi Valley State 53 — Recap
No. 4 Kentucky 95, Howard 63 — Recap
No. 22 Michigan 75, PFW 66 — Recap
No. 16 Villanova 81, La Salle 68 — Recap
No. 7 Duke 71, Jacksonville 44 — Recap
No. 13 Indiana 88, Morehead State 53 — Recap
No. 11 Tennessee 75, Tennessee Tech 43 — Recap
No. 15 Auburn 70, George Mason 52 — Recap
No. 3 Houston 83, Northern Colorado 36 — Recap
No. 10 Arkansas 76, North Dakota State 58 — Recap
Memphis 76, Vanderbilt 67 — Recap
No.5 Kansas 89, Omaha 64 — Recap
No. 9 Creighton 72, St. Thomas 60 — Recap
UNC-Wilmington at No. 1 North Carolina — ACC Network — GameTracker
North Florida at No. 2 Gonzaga — GameTracker
UTEP at No. 12 Texas — Longhorn Network — GameTracker
Check out the entire opening night scoreboard