College basketball scores, schedule, NCAA top 25 rankings, games today: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas in action

It’s been over seven months since Kansas rallied against North Carolina and captured the national championship in New Orleans. A new college basketball season is finally upon us. The 2022-23 campaign kicks off across the country on Monday, with all 25 ranked teams in action throughout the day and well into the night.

No. 5 Baylor tipped the scales early in the day by defeating Mississippi Valley State 117-53 after getting contributions from 10 players. Action starts en masse in the evening as No. 4 Kentucky, No. 16 Villanova and No. 22 Michigan are all favorites to play at home at 6:30 p.m.

The games continue throughout the night, culminating with UCLA hosting No. 8 Sacramento State at 11:30 p.m. in what should be an eventful first night of college hoops. While there are no obvious marquee matchups, the night will give us our first look at most of the national contenders.

Also, given that this is college basketball — a sport that thrives on surprises — it wouldn’t be shocking to see some stunning results as teams try to iron out their early-stage weaknesses.

CBS Sports will keep you updated at every step throughout the evening with the latest scores, highlights and storylines. All times Easter

College Basketball Scores Schedule

#5 Baylor 117, Mississippi Valley State 53 – Summary
No. 4 Kentucky 95, Howard 63 – Summary
No. 22 Michigan 75, PFW 66 – Recap
No. 16 Villanova 81, La Salle 68 — Recap
Jacksonville on No. 7 Duke – ACC Network – GameTracker
Morehead State ranked #13 Indiana – Big Ten Network+ – GameTracker
Tennessee Tech ranked #11 Tennessee – ESPN+ – GameTracker
George Mason at No. 15 Auburn – ESPN+ – GameTracker
Northern Colorado ranked #3 Houston – ESPN+ – GameTracker
State of North Dakota ranked #10 Arkansas – ESPN+ – GameTracker
Memphis at Vanderbilt – ESPN+ – GameTracker
Omaha ranked 5th Kansas – ESPN+ – GameTracker
St Thomas at No 9 Creighton – GameTracker
UNC-Wilmington in No. 1 North Carolina – 9 p.m. on ACC Network
North Florida at #2 Gonzaga – 9 p.m
UTEP at No. 12 Texas — 9 p.m. on Longhorn Network
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