Black’s 26 points carry No. 9 Arkansas past Louisville 80-54

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Arkansas guard Anthony Black (0) makes a shot over Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Anthony Black dominated from inside and outside to finish with 26 points for No. 9 Arkansas, which overwhelmed Louisville in the second half for an 80-54 victory in the first round of the Maui Invitational.

Black is a freshman guard who tops the No. 2 recruiting class in the country. He made 9 of 11 shots, including 3 of 5 3-pointers, made all five free throws and and had six assists.

Ricky Council IV and Makhel Mitchell had big games

Ricky Council IV added 15 points and Makhel Mitchell 12 for the Razorbacks, who improved to 4-0.

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Kamri Lands scored 13 and El Ellis 11 for Louisville, which dropped to 0-4.