It was glorious, it was long, it's over. The first day of college basketball is in the books and this is what you need to know.
Eastern Michigan and Vermont kicked off the day at 11 AM and the host Eagles were able to control the Catamounts for a 70-50 win without star Raven Lee.
Unfortunately the biggest story of the night was yet another opening night snafu that saw a game cancelled. Gonzaga and Pitt was no more after players were taking spills like this:
Plenty of upsets during the first day as the little guys went on the road and knocked off some Power 5 opponents.
Mid-Major Madness | Chattanooga Downs Georgia in Overtime
Our own John Roberts gives a recap of Matt McCall's first big victory as the head man at Chattanooga.
We are the mighty Osprey... North Florida made a name for themselves last year with a trip to the NCAA Tournament and now the Atlantic Sun power made their mark on Day 1 taking down Illinois in Champagne.
Backing the Pack | William & Mary Dominates NC State on the Road
The Tribe got a big time win to start the season to begin the post-Marcus Thornton era.
I guess this was an upset? Or was it just a win that comes with the territory for Rick Byrd and his Belmont Bruins?
This one kind of came out of nowhere, the Western Illinois Leathernecks went to Madison and shocked Wisconsin on opening night.
Speaking of coming out of nowhere, what about Monmouth going all the way across the country and absolutely shocking the UCLA Bruins?
That's what you get for leaving a mid-major! Sacramento State knocked off Arizona State on the road in Bobby Hurley's debut for the Sun Devils.
CAA Goes 8-1
What a night for the CAA! William & Mary, JMU, and Elon all pulled off upsets against NC State, Richmond, and Charlotte (in that order). Charleston, UNCW, and Hofstra all cruised to double-digit wins. Then Delaware and Northeastern pulled out close rivalry wins over Delaware State and Boston University. The only team to lose was Drexel who dropped a match up to crosstown rival St. Joseph's 82-81.
Jalan West, Northwestern State
One of the mid-major ranks best guards Jalan West went down yesterday.
Jalan West suffered what appears to be a left shin injury. Big part of Northwestern State, which was down 16 with 30 seconds left.— Daniel Paulling (@DanielPaulling) November 13, 2015
EC. Matthews, Rhode Island
This one could be HUGE as E.C. Matthews went down against American with a knee injury. An ill informed comment from Danny Hurley said Matthews season is a 50/50 shot at this point. CBS Sports
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|Carrington Love||Green Bay||32|
|RaShawn Thomas||Texas A&M CC||30|
|Rayshawn Simmons||Central Michigan||30|
|Antwon Portley||Saint Peter's||30|
|Wayne Martin||Tennessee State||21|
|Brian Pearson||Savannah State||20|
|Iba Camara||New Hampshire||20|
|Dallas Moore||North Florida||10|
|Jaleen Smith||New Hampshire||10|