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

By: Bob Holt
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Image from Arkansas' 57-51 loss to Florida Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Image from Arkansas' 57-51 loss to Florida Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

WHEN Thursday, Noon

WHERE Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

RECORDS Arkansas 17-14, 8-10 SEC; Florida 17-14, 9-9 SEC

SERIES Florida leads 24-12

LAST MEETING Florida defeated Arkansas 57-51 on Jan. 9, 2019 in Fayetteville.

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 168-100 in eighth season at Arkansas and 368-198 in 17th season; Florida: Mike White - 86-51 in fourth season at Florida, 187-91 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 Karl Ravech (play-by-play), Jimmy Dykes (analyst) and Laura Rutledge (sideline)

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.

NOTABLE The Arkansas-Florida winner will play SEC regular-season champion LSU at noon on Friday in the quarterfinals … Thursday will be the third time Arkansas and Florida have played in the SEC Tournament in the last four years. The Gators beat the Razorbacks 68-61 in Nashville in 2016 and Arkansas beat Florida 80-72 last season in St. Louis … Florida won 57-51 at Bud Walton Arena on Jan. 9 in the teams’ only previous meeting this season. Sophomore guard Mason Jones led the Razorbacks with 30 points. KeVaughn Allen, a senior from Little Rock, led Florida with 18 points … The Gators are 22-5 against the Razorbacks since the 1999-2000 season … Arkansas has a three-game winning streak with victories over Ole Miss, at Vanderbilt and Alabama … Florida has lost three in a row against Georgia and LSU and at Kentucky … Both Arkansas and Florida won at LSU this season, but lost at home to the Tigers in overtime … Razorbacks sophomore point guard Jalen Harris has 171 assists and 55 turnovers. His 3.1:1 assist-to-turnover ratio leads the SEC … The Gators are No. 33 in the NCAA Net rankings. Arkansas is No. 64 … The Razorbacks are 26-26 all-time in the SEC Tournament, including 2-4 against Florida … The Gators are 43-49 all-time in the SEC Tournament … Arkansas freshman guard Isaiah Joe leads the SEC with a program record 106 3-pointers.

BETTING LINE Florida is a 3-point favorite; O/U 134.5

FLORIDA PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G KeVaughn Allen, 6-2; Sr.; 11.9; 2.9

G Noah Locke, 6-3; Fr.; 10.2; 2.5

G Andrew Nembhard, 6-5; Fr.; 7.9; 2.7

G Jalen Hudson, 6-6; Sr.; 8.7; 2.7

F Kevarrius Hayes, 6-9; Sr.; 7.8; 6.1

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Jalen Harris, 6-2; So.; 7.8; 2.7

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5; Fr.; 14.0; 2.7

G Desi Sills, 6-2; Fr.; 4.7; 1.3

F Daniel Gafford, 6-11; So.; 17.0; 8.7

F Gabe Osabuohien, 6-8; So.; 2.9; 2.9

TEAM COMPARISON

Florida – Arkansas

68.3 Points for 76.3

63.7 Points against 72.8

-1.3 Rebound margin -4.5

+3.6 Turnover margin +3.5

42.3 FG pct. 44.9

33.4 3-PT pct. 34.4

72.1 FT pct. 66.3

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