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No. 9 Arkansas takes control late, tops UNC Greensboro 65-58

Dec. 06, 2022 22:11 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Standout freshman Nick Smith Jr. scored 22 points in just his third game to help No. 9 Arkansas overcome a sluggish offensive showing and outlast North Carolina-Greensboro 65-58 on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks (8-1) shot 33.3% and trailed for a majority...

Brazile, No. 11 Arkansas break away from San Jose St 99-58

Dec. 03, 2022 20:05 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Trevon Brazile scored 23 points and No. 11 Arkansas pulled away in the second half to beat San Jose State 99-58 Saturday. The Razorbacks (7-1) led 40-35 at the break before erupting. It was the first men’s basketball matchup between the schools. ...

No. 11 Arkansas uses late run to beat Troy, 74-61

Nov. 28, 2022 22:49 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ricky Council scored a season-high 27 points and No. 11 Arkansas used a 17-0 run late in the second half to hold off Troy 74-61 on Monday night. Council scored 13 of Arkansas’ final 19 points as the Razorbacks outscored Troy 19-3 in the final 6:25. The...

Council scores 19, leads No. 9 Arkansas past South Dakota St

Nov. 16, 2022 22:53 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ricky Council scored 19 points in No. 9 Arkansas' 71-56 victory over South Dakota State on Wednesday night. Arkansas (3-0) used a 10-2 run over the last two minutes of the first half to build a double-digit halftime lead, an 11-0 run early in the second to...

No. 10 Arkansas routs North Dakota State in opener 76-58

Nov. 07, 2022 22:47 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Trevon Brazile had 21 points and 12 rebounds in his debut with Arkansas, and the No. 10 Razorbacks beat North Dakota State 76-58 in the season opener for both teams Monday night. Brazile, a sophomore transfer from Missouri, scored six straight points...

TIPOFF: No. 7 Duke's class heads list of impact freshmen

Nov. 04, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

While NBA teams are looking ahead to the upcoming draft with much anticipation, that doesn’t necessarily mean the incoming freshman class of college basketball players is any better than usual. The fact of the matter is that the top 2023 draft prospects aren’t playing college...

Transfer portal causing ripple effecting hoops recruiting

Nov. 01, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

Eric Musselman has been one of the nation's best at dipping into the transfer portal at Arkansas and at his previous stop in Nevada. Musselman is still adept at landing elite high school recruits — his 2022 class was second nationally — but adding quality transfers was a big part...

SEC's 6 new men's basketball coaches prepare for a grind

Oct. 20, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Mike White has an advantage over about a third of the other men's basketball coaches in the SEC this season. He may be in a new place, but the Georgia coach is at least in the same conference. That should give White, who moved on from Florida after last season, a...

Arkansas aiming for Final Four in Musselman's fourth year

Oct. 20, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — With two consecutive Elite Eight appearances in tow, Arkansas’ hopes for the Final Four aren’t just a pipe dream. Coach Eric Musselman, heading into his fourth season in charge of the Razorbacks, has two returning players from last year’s rotation,...

SEC Ambitions: Kentucky, others judged by March success

Oct. 19, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari is long accustomed to being judged by how far his teams advance in the NCAA Tournament. The Southeastern Conference, and some of its other flourishing programs, can now relate. Teams like Kentucky, former No. 1 Auburn,...