Council, Smith lead No. 9 Razorbacks past Sooners 88-78

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Arkansas guard Ricky Council IV (1) celebrates after Arkansas defeated Oklahoma in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ricky Council IV scored 26 points and Nick Smith Jr. had 21 in No. 9 Arkansas’ 88-78 win over Oklahoma.

Arkansas improved to 9-1 on the season. The Razorbacks led by three at the break and gradually pulled away from the Sooners throughout the second half.

Oklahoma had only 3 players in double figures

Oklahoma had just three players in double figures, with Grant Sherfield leading the way with 23 points, including 3 of 6 3-pointers.

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Jordan Walsh added 12 points for the Razorbacks and Mahki Mitchell had 10.