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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Young had a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Ohio State beat Cincinnati 64-56 in the opener for both teams. Young, a junior forward, made 6 of 7 shots from the floor and the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to spoil John Brannen's Cincinnati coaching debut.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor scored 26 points and Eric Hunter Jr. added 15 to help No. 23 Purdue pull away from Green Bay 79-57. The Boilermakers have won seven straight season openers and 18 in a row at Mackey Arena. Kameron Hankerson led the Phoenix with 15 points. The game marked the return of Green Bay coach Linc Darner to his alma mater.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — There will be plenty of talk about Juwan Howard's accomplishments as a player at Michigan, but the former Fab Five standout will be focused on his new challenge. Brought back to the Wolverines after John Beilein's departure, Howard has to replace the winningest coach in the history of the program.

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