Illinois got 17 points from Mark Alstork and had no trouble with Southern in a 102-55 win to kick off the Brad Underwood era.
Wisconsin used big games from Ethan Happ and Andy Van Vliet to beat South Carolina State, 85-50, in the season opener.
Michal Cekovsky and Anthony Cowan helped propel Maryland to a 76-61 win over Stony Brook Friday night.
Rutgers tied the school-record for margin of victory with a 56-point win over CCNY in their season opener.
Chris Holtmann had a successful coaching debut in Columbus, with his Buckeyes winning big in the season opener over RMU.
Indiana lost big in Archie Miller's debut, 90-69 to Indiana State.
Penn State pushed past Campbell, 86-75, behind a huge game from Tony Carr.
BTN basketball analyst Jon Crispin has one question for each Big Ten team as the 2017-18 season gets underway this weekend.
With the return of college basketball, we made our BTN basketball analysts go out on a limb and asked them to each submit one bold prediction for the upcoming season.
The Dot Commentary topic shifts to hoops with basketball season set to get underway Friday. So we ask, who is a potential sleeper in the Big Ten?