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Gators Get Revenge, Beat Arkansas 71-54

Facing the possibility of becoming the No. 1 team in the country, the Gators' fell from third to seventh in the NCAA rankings after losing to Arkansas 80-69 earlier in the month.

Florida was prepared for the Razorbacks in Gainesville Saturday evening, jumping out to a 7-0 lead and never looking back. 

At the O'Connell Center, the Gators were without Wil Yeguete who was injured in the first matchup and recently had arthoscopic knee surgery and lost their best perimeter shot, Michael Frazier II, in Saturday's contest after the SEC's leading three-point shooter sustained a concussion in a loose ball scramble in the second half.

With the win, the Gators move to 22-4 (12-2 SEC) on the season, but their No. 5 ranking could be in jeopardy following a loss at Missouri Tuesday night.

Mike Rosario lead Florida with 15 points, while Patric Young was just behind him with 14 points and seven rebounds as the Gators outscored the Razorbacks 42-18 in the paint. 

Next up, Florida will play Tennessee in Knoxville Tuesday night, with just four games remaining before the SEC Tournament, which begins March 13.  

 

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