Florida vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview

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Florida vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview
(4) Florida
(18-2, 6-2 away)
Arkansas
(13-8, 13-3 home)
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida K Boynton 13.4 P Young 6.8 S Wilbekin 5.1
Arkansas B Young 16.7 M Powell 5.6 B Young 4.0

No. 4 Florida travels to Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday to take on Arkansas. The game tips off at 7:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN. The Gators are 5-0 against the Razorbacks over the last four years. They won 98-68 on 2/18/2012 the last time they played.

Florida is currently in 1st place in the SEC and Arkansas is in 6th.

In their last outing, behind 19 points and 6 rebounds from Erik Murphy, the Gators defeated Ole Miss 78-64 on February 2nd. He is putting up 12.9 points per game while also averaging 4.6 rebounds per game. For the Razorbacks, B.J. Young put up 25 points in the 73-60 win over Tennessee on February 2nd. With 16.7 points per game and 4.0 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which Arkansas is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 16.2, ranking 2nd in their conference (and 12th nationally).

Arkansas StatSmack

  • Florida embarrassed Arkansas by 30 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
  • Florida has a better conference record than Arkansas this season (7-0 vs 3-4).
  • The Florida assist leader (Scottie Wilbekin) has more assists than the Arkansas assist leader (B.J. Young).
  • Be afraid. Florida has blown out more teams than Arkansas this season (12 blowouts vs 7).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Florida is superior to Arkansas (Latest AP Poll: #4 vs Not Ranked).
  • Erik Murphy is ranked 8th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • The only thing that matters. Florida has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Arkansas (2 vs 0).
  • Florida has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Arkansas ($15,932 vs $20,171).
  • Florida has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (42% vs 56%).
  • Florida allows fewer rebounds (27.5 allowed per game vs 37.9 allowed per game) than Arkansas this season.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Florida has a stronger schedule than Arkansas this season (SOS Rank: #15 vs #82).
UF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Erik Murphy 25 13 5 2 1 1 1
B Kenny Boynton 32 13 3 3 1 0 1
B Patric Young 27 11 7 1 1 2 2
B S. Wilbekin 31 9 3 5 2 0 2
B Mike Rosario 29 12 3 2 1 0 2
B- Will Yeguete 23 6 7 1 1 0 2
C M. Frazier II 18 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Casey Prather 14 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Braxton Ogbueze 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Kurtz 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ DeVon Walker 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dillon Graham 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 28 17 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 26 15 6 1 1 1 2
C H. Mickelson 19 7 4 1 1 2 1
C Coty Clarke 18 7 5 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 23 6 1 2 2 0 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Michael Qualls 12 4 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 2 1 1 0 0
D+ J. Williams 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Fred Gulley 15 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Anthlon Bell 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
D D. Wagner 7 2 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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