College Basketball’s Top Plays: Season Tip-off

College football – you’ve got some competition.

After quite the lengthy delay, the college basketball season is finally up and running as of Wednesday, and naturally, impressive playmaking is taking place across the country.

Here are some of the top plays from the first day of the 2020-21 college basketball season:

Starting off right

It wasn’t the most monster of jams, but it was the first dunk of the year. 

Kudos to Xavier’s Bryan Griffin.

Defense to offense

That’s how you do it, freshman.

Dwon Odom with the block, layup and the foul.

Count the bucket

Way to run the floor, big fella. 

Yvan Ouedraogo with the slam.

Goin’ back to back – to back to back to back

There was no rust from deep for KyKy Tandy.

Ayo, chill

Seriously – chill with all the threes, Ayo Dosunmu.

But really, Ayo, you are absurd.

More defense to more offense

Talk about a proclivity to create your own offensive opportunities. 

Dwon Odom has got it and then some.

Who is this kid?

Dwon – you’ve got our attention, young man!

Just throw it in

Can’t dunk it? 

The throw is a great second option.

Big man buckets

Providence big man Nate Watson got going early, becoming the first player to hit double figures this season.

And he didn’t stop there – what a monster jam from Watson.

The hit from half-court

Boogie Ellis let it fly before half.

Miller makes 3s

Solid way to start your college basketball career, Adam Miller.

Stripped, stolen … but shutdown

Quinlan Bennett was straight denied by DeJon Jarreau on what should have been a no-brainer shot.

Setting school records

With its 17th three-pointer made, Illinois made history.

Why watch one when you can see them all?

Goodine says goodnight

Brycen Goodine dropped a hammer to seal the dub for Providence.

Welcome back, Bohannon

After his 2019 season was limited to 10 games by a second hip surgery, Jordan Bohannon returned to Iowa and proved he’s still got it.

Cade Cunningham’s debut

The projected No. 1 NBA Draft pick scored his first collegiate points.

And it was just your average day at the office for the superstar freshman.

Garza getting after it

Luka Garza picked up right where he left off, hitting double figures in his season-opener.

We’ll take that

The Hoyas take the lead with the turnover and the easy layup.

Livers delivers

Isaiah Livers – just nasty.

It took two years

In his first game since Dec. 29, 2018, Joshua Langford showed off his sweet stroke with a shot from deep.

Brown from downtown

Gabe Brown ripped a corner 3 to increase the lead heading into half.

Not in his house

Marcus Bingham is on paint patrol in East Lansing, and it’s a no fly zone for Eastern Michigan players.

Double up

Bingham got the block party started for Michigan State, and Mady Gonudo Sissoko took it up a notch with this block that left his teammates in awe.

Can’t teach height

When you are this tall, it’s just not fair.

Stingy defense

North Carolina freshman guard R.J. Davis gets the steal, basket, and foul in one play.

Meeting at the summit

There was a clash at the rim in Lexington, Kentucky and Wildcat freshman Isaiah Jackson won that clash.

Above the rim

Khristian Lander drops it off for Race Thompson and Thompson lifts off for the dunk.

Welcome to college basketball Greg Brown

The Texas freshman forward entered college known as a high flyer and he proved it with this dunk.

Air Husky

As UCONN pulled away from Central Connecticut, Andre Jackson got a chance to show off his bounce with a fast break alley-oop.

Check back throughout the day for more top plays! 


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