MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Jesse Berry scored 17 points and Ball State pulled away in the second half to beat Grambling State 78-51 in the Cardinals' opener on Sunday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Anthony Johnson scored 14 points to help Purdue defeat Hofstra 83-54 Sunday in the 2K Sports Classic.
HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their first game without coach Kevin McHale.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Washington Wizards 89-85 on Saturday night.