Arkansas kicked off its pre-Spain practices Monday.
Gators get revenge, beat Arkansas
Florida guard Kenny Boynton (1) goes to the basket as Arkansas guard Mardracus Wade (1) and forward Hunter Mickelson (21) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Mike Rosario scored 15 points and Patric Young added 14 on Saturday night to pace a balanced attack that helped No. 5 Florida rebound from one of its two Southeastern Conference losses with a 71-54 victory over Arkansas.
Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each had 12 points for the first-place Gators (22-4, 12-2 SEC), who also bounced back from squandering a 13-point lead over the final 11 minutes of a 63-60 loss at Missouri to regain a two-game lead in the SEC over Alabama, which lost on the road earlier in the day to LSU in triple-overtime.
Coty Clarke led Arkansas (17-10, 8-6) with 18 points and Anthlon Bell finished with 14. The Razorbacks' top two scorers, BJ Young and Marshawn Powell, were limited to seven and three points, respectively.