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No. 9 Arkansas dunks Louisville in Maui Invitational

10 days ago
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LAHAINA, Hawaii - Arkansas (4-0) did not give Louisville (0-4) an inch during a dominating defensive second half, as Anthony Black scored a career-high 26 points in an 80-54 victory in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.

The Razorbacks overwhelmed the Cardinals, using a 17-0 run in the second half to break the game wide open. Also, Arkansas three down 11 dunks including four by Makhel Mitchell, three by Jalen Graham and two each from Black and Ricky Council IV. Council added 15 points and Mitchell 12.

The Razorbacks' depth and athleticism took a toll on the Cardinals, forcing 22 turnovers, including 16 in the second half.

Arkansas scored the first five points of the game and never surrendered the lead. The final 26-point margin of victory marked the Hogs' biggest lead of the night.

Kamari Lands led the Cardinals with 13 points.

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Arkansas moves into Tuesday's semifinals against No. 10 Creighton. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.