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10 March 2018, 11:25 | Melissa Porter

Razorbacks Headed Back To The Big Dance

Arkansas vs Florida: tv channel schedule, live stream info, start time, odds, SEC Tournament

Jaylen Barford scored - he had 27 points - and Florida put up an air ball, which kicked off the free-throw shooting contest. Florida vs Arkansas tv channel is on SECN. Guard Daryl Macon also added 12 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Florida scored the first 6 points and led the entire first half aside from when Barford tied the game at 10-10 on a 3-pointer with 15:35 to go. The Razorbacks were 28 of 60 from the floor (46.7 percent), 8 of 21 from 3-point range (42.1 percent) and 9 of 19 from the free throw line (66.7 percent). Florida was shut out for nearly five minutes of clock time and by the time the Gators ended the drought on a couple of free throws it was 62-50 Arkansas with 5:04 left. Both teams enter the SEC Tournament struggling, as the Tigers have lost three of their last five while Bama had lost five straight prior to a win yesterday.

Arkansas moves on to the quarterfinals to meet No. 3 Florida on Friday night around 8:30 p.m.

Five players are averaging at least 8.5 points per game for Florida, they are Jalen Hudson (15.6), Egor Koulechove (13.8), KeVaughn Allen (11.3), Chris Chiozza (11.0) and Keith Stone (8.5). Gafford leads in rebounds with 6.2 while Macon tops in assists with 4.0.

The Razorbacks face second-seeded Tennessee on Saturday.

After trading blows the first three and-a-half minutes of the second half, Arkansas went up 5 points. The Tennessee Volunteers have won three of their last four neutral site games. One of Florida's largest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line.

For the Gamecocks, Chris Silva had 15 points and had 11 rebounds to lead the No. 11 seed Gamecocks (17-16.) USC advanced to the second round with a win over MS on Wednesday night. The Arkansas Razorbacks have won four straight neutral site games. The 6-foot-7 Bailey was undersized against South Carolina's frontcourt for much of the night, but he scored nine points and had three steals and two blocks in 24 minutes - including a powerful dunk early in the second half. Senior guards Jaylen Barford & Daryl Macon, who combined for 49 points against SC in February, had just 29 points on 8/21 shooting from the floor.

Florida: Allen is from Arkansas and played in at North Little Rock High School with Arkansas guard Anton beard.

Florida is now projected as a 5 to 6 seed in most NCAA Tournament mock web sites. The games can be streamed on the SEC Network Plus or the WatchESPN app. The Lonoke native led all Razorbacks hitters with.444 average in the two series, and Martin is hitting.414 on the season with a.793 slugging percentage.

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