Last Updated on November 7, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Series kicked off on opening day at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, providing thrilling matchups and impressive performances. One of the standout performances came from USC’s dynamic backcourt duo of Isaiah Collier and Boogie Ellis. The pair combined for an impressive 42 points, leading USC to a victory with their exceptional shooting prowess.
Another notable game saw Colorado deliver a dominant upset win over LSU. Colorado shot over 50% from the field and sank ten three-pointers, seven of which came from Frida Formann. Formann’s sharpshooting played a crucial role in Colorado’s victory.
N’Faly Dante of Oregon showcased his skills in a wire-to-wire win over Georgia. Dante scored 16 points and grabbed an astonishing 21 rebounds, demonstrating his prowess on both ends of the court.
In her collegiate debut, JuJu Watkins made a splash by scoring an impressive 32 points to help USC defeat the seventh-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Watkins’ performance showcased her immense potential and contributed to USC’s victorious start to the series.
Basketball fans had the opportunity to watch the Hall of Fame series games on TruTV, TNT, and Max. The availability of these games on prominent television networks ensured that fans could tune in to catch all the action.
Aside from the thrilling matchups, the Hall of Fame series provided a unique opportunity to witness rare college basketball rivalries. Many of the teams participating in the series had only met a few times in their history, adding an extra layer of excitement to the games. The article provided a detailed history of previous matchups for each game played on Monday, highlighting the limited number of meetings between the teams.
Overall, the opening day of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Series showcased high-scoring performances, dominant upsets, and rare rivalries. Basketball fans were treated to a day filled with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming games in the series.