No. 25 Baylor beat cold-shooting Colorado 72-60 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
NCAA tournament teams Oklahoma and Colorado and defending NIT champion Baylor will play their season openers as part of a tip-off tripleheader.
Senior Michael Lyons figured he would go from driving the lane to carpooling to his awaiting desk job once he hoisted his final jumper at Air Force.
Alec Burks had 27 points and seven rebounds, Cory Higgins scored 25 points and the top-seeded Buffaloes beat Texas Southern 88-74 in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday night.
Yorel Hawkins scored 17 points and Fairfield’s defense shut down Colorado State in a 62-60 victory in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.