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Arkansas Falls To Florida In SEC Tournament Opener

Hogs lose to Gators for second time this season

NASHVILLE (KFSM)–Just as has been the case over the last four seasons, KeVaughn Allen proved to be a thorn in Arkansas’s side.

The senior from Little Rock posted 17 points and led the Gators to a 66-50 win over the Razorbacks. Florida outscored Arkansas by 14 points in the second half.

Freshman Keyonte Johnson led all scorers with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Florida.

Arkansas (17-15) suffered on the glass and was outrebounded 39-26 , as Florida totaled 18 offensive rebounds. In comparison, the Hogs had 18 defensive boards.

In what could be his last game as a Hog, Daniel Gafford scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Nortside graduate Isaiah Joe also hit double figures with 12 points.

While the Hogs won’t make the NCAA tournament for a third consecutive season, Mike Anderson and company could still receive a bid to the NIT.