Among Big Ten teams, Michigan went 9-for-25 on 3-pointers in a 79-71 win over Appalachian State in coach Juwan Howard’s debut. Wisconsin and Illinois both shot 5-for-19 in their respective openers, with the Badgers losing at home, 65-63, to No. 20 Saint Mary’s and the Fighting Illini winning 78-70 over Nicholls State. Purdue was only a little better, shooting 6-for-19 in a 79-57 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Nebraska was worse in coach Fred Hoiberg’s debut, shooting 6-for-23 in a 66-47 loss at home to Cal-Riverside. Rutgers snuck past Bryant, 73-71, despite missing 18 of 21 from long range.