What a day of college basketball.. 17 Top 25 teams in action.. two major Top 10 upsets.. the first game of the year on CBS.. and the debut of the most heralded prospect in recent (if not all-time) history?
I'll start with the early action and then move my way into the evening.
Is there a new, better Hansbrough in town? Freshman Ben Hansbrough poured in 23 points and 8 assists as Mississippi State romped on TAMU-CC, 96-72. Meanwhile, younger brother Tyler's 7 points and 3 rebounds kept a pesky Kentucky team alive against UNC. The Tar Heels were the better and more talented team from the tip, but Randolph Morris' 21 point domination of Hansbrough, and Tubby's ability to play the game at his pace instead of Roy's, kept the game relatively competitive. Hansbrough's struggles were reminiscent of his 9 point clunker against Josh Heytvelt and Gonzaga.
This is the first edition of CHN's Question of the Week. Last year, fans we used a web form for fans to submit their responses, and we posted the best one's online. This year, we'll be using a new system where you can login and post your response below.
This week's question:
How Good Will Greg Oden Be? Can he match the hype? Will he lead Ohio State to the Final Four?
Let us know what you think below!
Want the new college basketball season summed up in one simple article? Adam Stanco's just the man for the job.
The first of the national polls is in. No surprise at the top where Florida, UNC, Kansas, and Ohio State lead the way.