Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Razorbacks rise to No. 9 in AP poll
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman goes out to get the crowd going after a big play against Fordham during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ men’s basketball team rose one spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Razorbacks, who are 2-0 following wins over North Dakota State and Fordham last week, are No. 9 in the updated rankings released Monday. It is Arkansas’ highest ranking in the poll since it was No. 8 on March 8, 2021.
The Razorbacks defeated the Bison 76-58 last Monday and the Rams 74-48 last Friday. They forced 44 turnovers in the two games, including 30 against Fordham.
Wichita State transfer Ricky Council last week averaged 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.5 steals for Arkansas, which returns to play Wednesday against South Dakota State.
It will be the Razorbacks’ final game before playing three games at the Maui Invitational on Nov. 21-23.
Missouri transfer forward Trevon Brazile added 14.5 points and 10 rebounds in Arkansas’ first two games, and junior guard Davonte Davis contributed 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals.
Other SEC teams in the poll include Kentucky (4), Auburn (12), Alabama (18), Tennessee (22) and Texas A&M (24).
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