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

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Arkansas forward Makhel Mitchell (22) knocks the ball away from South Dakota State forward Luke Appel (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ricky Council scored 19 points in No. 9 Arkansas’ 71-56 victory over South Dakota State on Wednesday night.

Arkansas 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 build it to 22 and another 10-0 run midway through the second half to cement its control of the game.

Jackrabbits were never in it

The Jackrabbits, after defeating St. Bonaventure on Tuesday, could not slow down the Razorbacks. Trevon Brazile had a double-double for the Razorbacks, registering 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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Luke Appel and Zeke Mayo each had nine points to lead South Dakota State.