Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, November 17, 2015
There were six Big Ten men's basketball games on the docket Tuesday night.
No. 13 Michigan State rallied past No. 4 Kansas, 79-73, behind Denzel Valentine's triple-double (29 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists) in the Champions Classic at the United Center
The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games also got underway Tuesday, with Penn State defeating DePaul, No. 11 Villanova handling Nebraska, and No. 3 Maryland dropping Georgetown to give the Big Ten an early 2-1 advantage in the series that continues through Friday night.
Catch up on all of the action below:
OHIO STATE 82, GRAMBLING STATE 55: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Kam Williams scored 22 points as Ohio State coasted past Grambling on Tuesday night. The Buckeyes (2-0) used a 14-0 run to open up a 31-11 lead a little more than 12 minutes into the first half and never looked back.
WISCONSIN 78, NORTH DAKOTA 64: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ scored 17 points apiece to help Wisconsin beat North Dakota 78-64 Tuesday night. Happ also grabbed seven rebounds, five of them on the offensive end.
MARYLAND 75, GEORGETOWN 71: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Rasheed Sulaimon hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 left to break a tie, and No. 3 Maryland got 24 points from Melo Trimble in a rousing 75-71 victory over neighborhood rival Georgetown on Tuesday night.
MICHIGAN STATE 79, KANSAS 73: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Denzel Valentine had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and the senior guard took over the game for No. 13 Michigan State in the second half as the Spartans beat No. 4 Kansas 79-73 at the Champions Classic on Tuesday night at United Center.