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Hoops Hogs move to No. 9 in AP Poll

Razorback freshman guard Nick Smith Jr. (#3) from Jacksonville, AR drives to the basket against San Jose State Saturday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

By Otis Kirk

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has moved to No. 9 in the AP Poll this week.

The Razorbacks started the season No. 10 and then dropped to No. 11 following a loss to Creighton.

Arkansas was 2-0 last week defeating Troy 74-61 and then San Jose State 99-58. The Razorbacks are now 7-1 on the season.

The Razorbacks will host UNC Greensboro on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and televised on the SEC Network. UNC Greensboro is 4-5 and coming off a 65-61 win over Elon on Saturday evening.

Then, on Saturday, the Hogs will face Oklahoma on Saturday at noon in the Tulsa BOK Center and televised on ESPN2. The Sooners are 6-2 and will host Kansas City on Tuesday night. They fell to Sam Houston 52-51 in the season opener and then dropped a 70-66 decision to Villanova on Saturday. Among the six wins for the Sooners are a 59-55 victory over Ole Miss and 66-58 over UAPB.

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Among the other teams ranked are Texas (2), Tennessee (7), Alabama (8), Auburn (11), Kentucky (16), Creighton (21), San Diego State (22) and Mississippi State (23). 

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