Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Gators Host Dangerous Arkansas Team Wednesday

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Gators Look for Bounce-Back of UK Loss



The dangerous Arkansas Razorbacks and the Florida Gators in a what should be a great SEC matchup Wednesday when they battle at Stephen O'Connell Center. Arkansas looks to have battled it's way off the NCAA Bubble, but could use a victory against a Top 15 team. Especially on the road. Arkansas hasn't defeated a top 15 team away from home since winning at No. 12 Alabama on Jan. 27, 2007.

The Razorbacks have rolled off five consecutive victories. Three of the wins came on the road. The hot streak seems to have elevated Arkansas into a most likely NCAA Tournament team, unless they have a meltdown.

Florida had a strong run of nine straight wins before running into first-place Kentucky.

Oddsmakers opened the Gators as -11.5-point favorites versus the Razorbacks, while the game's total opened at 152.

Last time out for Florida, they were a 76-66 loser as they battled the Kentucky Wildcats on the road. They failed to cover in the matchup as a +4.5-point underdog. The Gators are in second place in the SEC. They have defeated the Razorbacks six consecutive times.

Last time out for Arkansas, they were a 79-68 winner as they battled the Auburn Tigers on the road. They covered in the match as a PK. The Razorbacks feature four players scoring in double digits. Senior guard Dusty Hannahs is at 14.7 points, junior guard Daryl Macon is at 13.7 points, junior guard Jaylen Barford is averaging 12.2 points,  and senior post Moses Kingsley averages 11.8 points.  These four lead the way to Arkansas averaging 81.0 points per game. Kingsley stands out inside and averages a team-best 7.7 rebounds. His 78 blocked shots tie for ninth nationally.

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Next up:
Arkansas home to Georgia Saturday, March 4
Florida at Vanderbilt Saturday, March 4

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