Arkansas vs. Florida: How to watch and listen, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Arkansas Razorbacks forward Daniel Gafford (10) positions for control of a free throw as Florida Gators forward Kevarrius Hayes (13) and guard KeVaughn Allen (5) cover during the Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament quarterfinals, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Photo by Charlie Kaijo
Arkansas Razorbacks forward Daniel Gafford (10) positions for control of a free throw as Florida Gators forward Kevarrius Hayes (13) and guard KeVaughn Allen (5) cover during the Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament quarterfinals, Friday, March 9, 2018 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.

Arkansas vs. Florida

WHEN 7:30 p.m., Wednesday

WHERE Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 10-3, 1-0 SEC; Florida 8-5, 0-1

SERIES Florida leads 23-12

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated Florida 80-72 in the second round of the SEC Tournament on March 9, 2018

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 161-89 in eighth season at Arkansas and 361-187 in 17th season; Florida: Mike White - 77-42 in fourth season at Florida and 178-82 in eighth season

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play) and Barry Booker (analyst)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, on the TuneIn app, XM Ch. 190 and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all affiliates will carry the game.

BETTING LINE Pick'em

NOTABLE KeVaughn Allen, Florida’s senior guard from Little Rock, is averaging 15.5 points in six games against Arkansas and has hit 17 of 34 three-pointers … Arkansas is 8-6 against Florida in Fayetteville, but the Gators have won 4 of the last 5 games between the teams in Bud Walton Arena … Arkansas sophomore point guard Jalen Harris has 89 assists and 14 turnovers. His 6.36:1 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks second nationally and his 6.8 assists per game leads the SEC … The Razorbacks are 18-9 in SEC home openers … Arkansas beat Florida 80-72 in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals last season in St. Louis to end an eight-game losing streak against the Gators. Razorbacks sophomore forward Daniel Gafford had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Junior forward Keith Stone led Florida with 22 points and Allen had 11 points … Florida had won six consecutive SEC openers before losing to South Carolina 71-69 at home last Saturday … Gators freshman guard Andrew Nembhard has 76 assists and 26 turnovers … Arkansas is 47-15 in SEC games in Bud Walton Arena under Mike Anderson, including 13-3 in the last 16 games … Razorbacks freshman guard Isaiah Joe has hit at least three 3-pointers in nine games and leads the SEC with 49 made on the season … Gafford has 114 dunks in two season at Arkansas, including 39 this season … Florida freshman guard Noah Locke is averaging 15.5 points and has ht 18-of-41 3-pointers in the previous four games.

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

FLORIDA

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G KeVaughn Allen, 6-2; Sr.; 10.3; 2.6

G Noah Locke, 6-3; Fr.; 10.0; 2.2

G Andrew Nembhard, 6-5; Fr.; 7.5; 2.5

F Keith Stone, 6-8; Jr.; 7.0; 4.6

C Kevarrius Hayes, 6-9; Sr.; 6.9; 6.2

ARKANSAS

POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Jalen Harris, 6-2; So.; 9.5; 2.8

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5, Fr.; 15.5; 2.3

G Mason Jones, 6-5; So.; 13.1; 5.1

F Daniel Gafford, 6-11; So.; 17.0; 9.5

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6; Jr.; 6.8; 3.8

TEAM COMPARISON

Florida – Arkansas

70.8 Points for 81.2

60.7 Points against 70.3

+1.9 Rebound margin -1.0

+4.7 Turnover margin +3.2

44.0 FG pct. 45.2

35.0 3-PT pct. 35.0

65.2 FT pct. 64.8

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