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 remain at No. 9 in AP poll
Arkansas guard Davonte Davis celebrates making a three-pointer against South Dakota State on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in the Razorbacks’ 71-56 win in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ men’s basketball team held firm in The Associated Press Top 25 poll this week.
The Razorbacks, who are 3-0 entering three games at the Maui Invitational from Monday-Wednesday, remained at No. 9 in the poll that was released Monday morning.
Arkansas is inside the top 10 of the poll in back-to-back weeks in the regular season for the first time since late in the 1994-95 season.
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The Razorbacks last week defeated South Dakota State 71-56 at Bud Walton Arena behind 19 points from Wichita State transfer Ricky Council, and 13 points apiece from Davonte Davis and Trevon Brazile, who also grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second double-double in three games. Freshman guard Jordan Walsh added 10 points, as well.
Arkansas is set to play Louisville in its opening game at the Maui Invitational today at 4 p.m. Central on ESPN2. The Cardinals are 0-3 this season with three one-point losses.
This is the Razorbacks’ first appearance in the event since Nov. 2013. Arkansas, then coached by Mike Anderson, went 1-2 with a win over Minnesota, and losses to California and Gonzaga.
The Razorbacks will play either Texas Tech or Creighton on Tuesday.
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