Arkansas faces Florida in SEC 2nd round
No. 9 seed Arkansas (17-14, 8-10) vs. No. 8 seed Florida (17-14, 9-9)
Southeastern Conference Tourney Second Round, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 12 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Arkansas and Florida are prepared to match up in the second round of the SEC tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 9, when the Gators shot 31 percent from the field en route to a six-point victory.
FAB FRESHMEN: Florida’s Andrew Nembhard, Keyontae Johnson and Noah Locke have combined to account for 37 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 34 percent of all Gators points over the last five games.
ACCURATE ALLEN: KeVaughn Allen has connected on 32.9 percent of the 164 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 2 for 13 over the last three games. He’s also made 88.2 percent of his free throws this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Arkansas is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 17-6 when scoring at least 67.
WINNING WHEN: Arkansas is a perfect 6-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Razorbacks are 11-14 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.
DID YOU KNOW: Florida has committed a turnover on just 17.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all SEC teams. The Gators have turned the ball over only 11.6 times per game this season.