Tori Jankoska scored 20 and Akyah Taylor had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals Sunday as Michigan State opened the women’s basketball season with a 78-40 rout of visiting Western Michigan.
Jasmine Hines, the senior center who missed much of last season due to a concussion, had 10 points with 10 rebounds in her return for No. 24 Michigan State (1-0).
Teagan Reeves, who scored a career-high 21 points in the Broncos opener, was 0-for-5 from the floor, scoring six on free throws and grabbing nine rebounds. Alex Morton and Jessica Jessing scored seven apiece for Western (1-1).
Michigan 88, (at) Detroit 61: Hallie Thome scored 21 and Kelsey Mitchell, Katelynn Flaherty and Jillian Dunston chipped in 10 apiece for the Wolverines (2-0), who scored 30 in the second quarter to open a 49-27 lead at the half. Michigan had a 53-23 advantage in rebounding and shot 54.3 percent from the field. Rosanna Reynolds and Nicole Urbanick scored 19 and 17, respectively, for the Titans (0-2).
Central Michigan 110, (at) Oakland 87: Presley Hudson scored 32 and Jasmine Harris had 17 to lead five Chippewas in double figures, and Central (2-0) scored 45 points in the opening quarter. Taylor Jones scored 23 and Olivia Nash and Nola Anderson added 13 each for Oakland (1-1).
Big Ten men
(At) Ohio State 76, Mount St. Mary’s 54: Jae’Sean Tate scored 21 and Marc Loving (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Keita Bates-Diop (10, 10) turned in double-doubles as the Buckeyes opened their season by giving coach Thad Matta his 300th win at the school.
(At) Illinois 80, North Dakota State 74: Center Mike Thorne Jr. scored 21 and the Illini stiffened on defense in the second half to rally. Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime for Illinois (1-1).
(At) Minnesota 67, Louisiana-Monroe 56: Kevin Dorsey (20 points) and Joey King keyed a second-half surge as the Gophers (2-0) ralliedpast Louisiana-Monroe (1-1), 67-56.
(At) Purdue 107, Vermont 79: Dakota Mathias scored 17 and Isaac Haas added 16 for the Boilermakers in their game in the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. Caleb Swanigan added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
(At) Iowa 103, Coppin State 68: Brady Ellingson scored 20 points, Dom Uhl added 18 in his first start and the Hawkeyes (2-0) rolled. Terry Harris Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Coppin State (0-2).
(At) No. 17 Wisconsin 92, Siena 65: Bronson Koenig scored 23 points and Vitto Brown added a career-high 16. Nigel Hayes, limited to 5 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, added 14 points for the Badgers (1-1). Nico Clareth led Siena (0-2) with 21 points, while Marquis Wright added 17.
(At) Rutgers 82, Howard 70: Corey Sanders scored 15 points in his long-awaited debut. The highly-touted recruit sat out the season opener, serving a one-game, self-imposed penalty from Rutgers (2-0) and accepted by the NCAA for participation in a non-sanctioned basketball event over the summer. Deshawn Freeman scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and had seven rebounds for Rutgers while D.J. Forman scored 13 points with eight rebounds. After his first career double-double on Friday against Rutgers-Newark, Mike Williams had six points and two rebounds for the Scarlet Knights. James Daniel led Howard (0-2) with 21 points. James Miller chipped in 14 and Damon Collins 10 for the Bison.