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February 23, 2013

Instant Analysis: Sweet Revenge



No. 5 Florida (22-4, 12-2 SEC) exacted a little revenge over Arkansas (17-10, 8-6 SEC) on Saturday night with a 71-54 win in the O'Connell Center. The Gators remained undefeated at home and took a resounding two-game lead for the regular season conference title after Alabama lost to LSU in triple overtime earlier in the afternoon. Instant Analysis inspects Florida's blowout win.

IT WAS OVER WHEN: Mike Rosario drained a trey from the corner midway in the second half, extending Florida's lead to 20 points. Rosario actually missed a layup on the initial possession, but two offensive rebounds and a nice swing pass by guard Scottie Wilbekin led to the wide open look.

HE STOLE THE SHOW: When engaged and motivated, Patric Young can ball out just as he did on Saturday night. The Gators made a concerted effort to get Young involved -- especially in the second half -- and the junior responded with a terrific game. Florida's big man tallied 14 points with solid efficiency (7-for-10 shooting) along with seven rebounds and two assists. Young had a pair of monster put-back dunks, as was active on the offensive glass (four rebounds) throughout the contest.

THE STAT DOESN'T LIE: The Razorbacks stunned the Gators in Bud Walton Arena three weeks ago with a flurry of 3-pointers. Unfortunately for Arkansas, home cooking didn't travel. The Razorbacks shot a measly 22 percent from behind the arc (6-for-27) -- this after making 8-of-18 in their win over UF. Arkansas' top players B.J. Young (16.6 ppg) and Marshawn Powell (15.1 ppg) combined to shoot was 1-for-9 from downtown.

WHAT A PLAY: Arkansas was immediately dazed in the opening minutes following halftime after Young jammed home a missed Rosario running floater. Young's thunderous slam capped UF's 10-1 run to open the period, sending the sellout crowd into a frenzy.

THIS MATCHUP PROVED KEY: Florida point guard Wilbekin had just four points, but the stat sheet does little to value his game's production. UF's junior harassed Young the entire night, visibly frustrating Arkansas' leading scorer. Young failed to make a basket from the field, while also committing three turnovers. Meanwhile, Wilbekin chipped in six assists with zero giveaways.

Official Basketball Box Score
Arkansas vs Florida
2/23/13 7 p.m. at Stephen C. O'Connell Center


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VISITORS: Arkansas 17-10, 8-6 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 CLARKE, Coty........ f  8-8    1-1    1-3    5  2  7   3  18  2  0  3  1  26
33 POWELL, Marshawn.... f  3-8    1-4    0-0    0  2  2   4   7  1  4  0  0  20
01 WADE, Mardracus..... g  1-3    0-2    0-2    0  2  2   3   2  2  1  0  0  25
03 SCOTT, Rickey....... g  0-3    0-1    2-6    1  3  4   0   2  1  1  0  0  19
11 YOUNG, BJ........... g  0-8    0-4    3-4    0  2  2   1   3  2  3  0  0  31
00 MADDEN, Rashad......    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  1  0  0  0   8
05 BELL, Anthlon.......    5-13   4-10   0-0    0  2  2   0  14  0  0  0  2  21
12 GULLEY, Fred........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
20 HAYDAR, Kikko.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   4   0  0  1  0  0   9
21 MICKELSON, Hunter...    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2  0  0  0  0   9
22 WILLIAMS, Jacorey...    1-2    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   0   2  0  3  0  0   6
24 QUALLS, Michael.....    1-5    0-2    0-0    2  5  7   0   2  2  0  1  0  22
   TEAM................                         5  6 11             1
   Totals..............   21-58   6-27   6-15  15 26 41  16  54 11 14  4  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-28 39.3%   2nd Half: 10-30 33.3%   Game: 36.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-13 23.1%   2nd Half:  3-14 21.4%   Game: 22.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 40.0%    5


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HOME TEAM: Florida 22-4, 12-2 SEC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
33 Murphy, Erik........ f  5-8    2-4    0-0    2  4  6   2  12  2  1  0  0  31
04 Young, Patric....... c  7-10   0-0    0-1    4  3  7   4  14  2  0  1  0  23
01 Boynton, Kenny...... g  5-14   2-6    0-1    2  3  5   1  12  2  1  1  0  36
03 Rosario, Mike....... g  5-11   2-6    3-6    0  2  2   0  15  0  1  0  2  35
05 Wilbekin, Scottie... g  1-3    0-0    2-3    1  5  6   3   4  6  0  0  2  33
20 Frazier, Michael....    2-9    2-7    0-0    0  3  3   1   6  1  2  0  0  15
24 Prather, Casey......    4-7    0-0    0-0    3  6  9   1   8  1  3  1  3  27
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   29-62   8-23   5-11  12 26 38  12  71 14  8  3  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-32 40.6%   2nd Half: 16-30 53.3%   Game: 46.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-13 30.8%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 34.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   Game: 45.5%    1


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Officials: Antinio Petty,Jamie Luckie, Lamar Simpson
Technical fouls: Arkansas-None. Florida-None.
Attendance: 12609
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Arkansas......................   28   26  -   54
Florida.......................   32   39  -   71

Points in the paint-AR 18,UF 42. Points off turnovers-AR 7,UF 12.
2nd chance points-AR 16,UF 18. Fast break points-AR 4,UF 8.
Bench points-AR 22,UF 14. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-AR 2nd-00:31, UF 2nd-00:42.
Largest lead-AR None, UF by 21 2nd-04:14.


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