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.
Wednesday will crown a champion in Maui and kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis, the two strongest early season conference tournaments.
Indiana lost to Wake Forest on Monday in the Maui Invitational. The Hoosiers are no longer in the Top 25 (and one). Louisville took IU's spot.
Following its win over Duke on Tuesday in the Champions' Classic and North Carolina's loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, Kentucky is the new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll.
Kentucky took over as the new No. 1 team in the country after North Carolina lost to Northern Iowa over the weekend.
North Carolina lost at Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon. So now Kentucky is the new No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one) college basketball rankings.
Xavier grabbed 18 offensive rebounds Friday and dominated Michigan in most areas in an 86-70 win at the Crisler Center. Trevon Bluiett, Jalen Reynolds and Remy Abell each finished with 15 points. The Musketeers are now ranked 19th in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one).
Indiana freshman Thomas Bryant is making an early strong impression, Arizona pulls out a solid victory vs. Boise State plus other news and notes from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
Gonzaga was supposed to open its season last Friday. But that game was cancelled. So the Zags didn't officially play for the first time until late Wednesday, when they scored 91 points and dropped Northern Arizona to 0-3 this season.
Gonzaga is great, sure. But Wednesday night's play is to take Northern Arizona and those 25.5 points at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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