NASHVILLE (KFSM) – In a game where their seasons were all on the line, Arkansas and Florida struggled. And really struggled offensively.
Arkansas shot just 36 percent from the floor, including 2-of-12 from 3-point range, while the Gators were just a little better at 38 percent and that was enough for Florida to move to the SEC Tournament quarterfinals with a 68-61 win at the Bridgestone Arena.
Dusty Hannahs tried to keep Arkansas in the game as he scored a career high 33 points and his layup with 1:08 left cut the Gators lead to 60-59 after the Razorbacks had trailed by as much as nine in the second half. Florida was able to keep the Hogs at a safe distance from there as Kasey Hill answered with a layup 12 seconds later and the Gators outscored Arkansas 8-2 over the final minute.
Moses Kingsley finished with his 16th double-double of the season as he had 10 points and 14 rebounds but no other Arkansas player had more than eight points.
Florida was paced by Kasey Hill as he had 18 points off the bench while Arkansas natives KeVaughn Allen and Justin Leon combined for 13 points for the Gators.
Arkansas is now 16-16 and is an unlikely choice for the NIT.