Sean Merriman, web editor, November 12, 2015

The 2015-16 college basketball season got underway with 11 exciting Big Ten games on Friday night.

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In the opening game of the night on BTN, No. 3 Maryland cruised by Mount St. Mary's, 80-56.

The second game on BTN featured a major upset, as No. 17 Wisconsin fell to Western Illinois, 69-67.

Catch up on scores and highlights from all of Friday's Big Ten games.

Maryland 80, Mount St. Mary's 56

Indiana 88, Eastern Illinois 49

Michigan State 82, Florida Atlantic 55

Michigan 70, Northern Michigan 44

Purdue 81, North Carolina A&T 40

Rutgers 72, Rutgers-Newark 59

North Florida 93, Illinois 81

Northwestern 79, UMass-Lowell 57

Minnesota 76, UMKC 58

Iowa 76, Gardner-Webb 59

Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67

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In addition to Friday's loaded schedule, there are plenty of outstanding nonconference matchups involving Big Ten teams this season.

Here is a look at some of the top nonconference games this year.

Nov. 17: Michigan State vs. Kansas

Nov. 25: Michigan vs. UCONN

Nov. 29: Wisconsin at Oklahoma

Dec. 1: Maryland at North Carolina

Dec. 2: Illinois vs. Notre Dame

Dec. 2: Indiana at Duke

Dec. 10: Iowa at Iowa State

Dec. 19: Ohio State vs. Kentucky

Dec. 22: Purdue vs. Vanderbilt