ST. LOUIS (AP) - Reginald Delk scored 20 points in a reserve role to double his previous career high and sparked key surges in both halves, helping No. 20 Louisville open with a 96-66 victory over depleted Arkansas in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Tuesday night.
Jared Swopshire added 10 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double and Rick Pitino easily bested 1 of his former players, John Pelphrey, to win in his 750th career game. Pelphrey played for Pitino at Kentucky from 1989-92, but is severely short-handed after suspending five players indefinitely - including three who were identified but not charged in a rape complaint.
Rotnei Clarke had 16 points for Arkansas (1-1), four days after scoring an SEC-record 51 points with 13 3-pointers in the opener against Alcorn State. Marshawn Powell had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Razorbacks, who have just six scholarship players.