Louisiana State ran up one of its biggest scores defeating St. Francis (Pa.) 112-81, Durand Macklin scoring 25 points.
1. NOTRE DAME (0-0)
2. MICHIGAN STATE (0-0)
3. LSU (1-0)
Nebraska was understandably slow getting started against Arkansas Tech, the Huskers having endured a seven-hour flight home after the previous night's 64-55 win at Birmingham. And they were playing without Center Carl McPipe, who received a three-inch gash in his right hand when he was accidentally bitten by a UAB player. Nonetheless, Nebraska pulled away to beat Tech 70-59 as Andre Smith scored 26 points. Kansas opened its season with an 82-53 victory over Northern Iowa. Iowa State overpowered Northeast Illinois 129-69.
Larry Bird got 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as Indiana State romped past Lawrence ( Wis.) 99-56.
Oklahoma City's three-guard offense of Calvin Montgomery, Ernie Hill and Allen Leavell combined for 64 points during an 81-75 upset of Oklahoma.
1. LOUISVILLE (2-1)
2. KANSAS (1-0)
3. NEBRASKA (2-0)