Arkansas cruises past Indiana State 91-71 in NIT opener

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The Arkansas Razorbacks used a career-high 28 points from Anthlon Bell to beat Indiana State 91-71 in the first round of the NIT Tournament.

Playing in the postseason for the first time since 2008, the Razorbacks followed Bell's lead from the beginning of the game, when he scored the team's first 10 points to push the Hogs to a 10-4 lead.

The Sycamores couldn't keep up with Arkansas' hectic pace, shooting just 35% from the field and committing 20 fouls.

Bobby Portis overcame a rough night from the field to notch a double-double (3-13, 10 pts, 13 reb) and six Razorbacks scored in double-figures.