Kyle Wiltjer had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 17 points and nine rebounds as the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated in-state competitor Washington 80-64 in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams, scheduled a game at Northern Iowa so that senior Marcus Paige could play a game near his hometown of Marion, Iowa. But a preseason injury means Paige won't be healthy enough to play -- though he might be recognized in some creative way.
From Friday's openers to when the last strand of the net is cut down in Houston, site of this season's the Final Four, Gary Parrish has 68 things that has him excited about the upcoming college basketball season.
Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss different coaches on the so-called hot seat -- among them Tom Crean, Josh Pastner, Travis Ford and Lorenzo Romar -- and talk about how weird it must be to have people debate whether you're going to keep your job for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.