Boxscore
Florida 98, Arkansas 68
Saturday, February 18, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Officials - Joe Lindsay, Bert Smith, Mark Whitehead
Attendance - 18913

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida 53 45 98
Arkansas 27 41 68

Recap


No. 12 Florida 98, Arkansas 68: Erving Walker snapped out of his scoring slump with a career-high 31 points, as the hot-shooting Gators handed the Razorbacks their first home loss of the season.

Walker had scored just 14 points in his past three games, but shot eight-for-11 from the field and hit five three-pointers to lead Florida (21-6, 9-3 SEC). The Gators shot a season-high 59.6 percent from the field and finished 13-for-23 from three-point range, remaining three games behind first-place Kentucky in the SEC.

Arkansas (17-10, 5-7 SEC) started the day 17-0 at Bud Walton Arena this season. Florida led 8-7 five minutes in, then smothered the Razorbacks with a 19-4 run. Walker scored the final eight points of the surge and his three-pointer with 10:25 left in the first half gave the Gators a 27-11 advantage.

Kenny Boynton, the SEC’s third-leading scorer at 17.2 points, scored 25 points for Florida. Bradley Beal added 21 points. The Gators have won nine of their past 11 games.

BJ Young scored a career-high 31 points to lead Arkansas, which has lost four of its past five.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida’s Will Yeguete returned after missing the past two games with a concussion... Walker, whose previous career high of 27 came against Arkansas last season, started the day averaging 11.7 points... The Razorbacks shot 18-for-29 from the free-throw line... Florida outrebounded the Razorbacks 38-21.

Florida Gators

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bradley Beal 36:00 6-8 2-4 7-8 1 8 9 3 3 2 6 2 21
Kenny Boynton 34:00 6-14 3-8 10-11 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 25
Erik Murphy 22:00 4-7 3-5 2-4 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 13
Erving Walker 30:00 9-12 5-6 8-8 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 31
Patric Young 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 1 4 1 2 2 4
Scottie Wilbekin 16:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
Will Yeguete 27:00 1-2 0-0 2-3 2 9 11 1 2 0 0 0 4
Casey Prather 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Cody Larson 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jacob Kurtz 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walter Pitchford V 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-48 13-23 29-34 6 32 38 14 22 3 11 4 98
  58.3% 56.5% 85.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11

Arkansas Razorbacks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Devonta Abron 19:00 2-5 0-0 7-9 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 11
Julysses Nobles 24:00 3-8 2-4 0-2 0 4 4 2 5 2 1 0 8
Mardracus Wade 29:00 2-8 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 6
Marvell Waithe 29:00 2-6 0-1 1-2 3 4 7 3 3 0 0 2 5
B.J. Young 35:00 10-19 3-6 8-12 1 3 4 1 3 2 2 0 31
Rashad Madden 16:00 1-6 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 3
Brandon Mitchell 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Hunter Mickelson 16:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 2
Rickey Scott 18:00 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2
Kikko Haydar 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-57 8-22 18-29 7 14 21 14 27 6 6 4 68
  36.8% 36.4% 62.1% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 6
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