SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Florida at Arkansas

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The Florida Gators tangle with the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in Fayetteville in a momentous SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Arkansas

Arena Name: Bud Walton Arena

Capacity: 19,200

Year Opened: 1993

Bud Walton Arena

Game Date/Time

Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Florida
71.8
66.9
4.9
53.8
43.8
73
32.3
14.9
6.6
20.4
20.5
40.2
32.6
16
-2.1
8.31
27.5
35.81
1.11
12.19
0.495
Arkansas
73.8
65.6
8.2
65.4
47.7
69.8
30.6
15.1
4.9
21.6
16
41.2
32.6
18.8
3
9.92
25.54
35.46
1.03
14.65
0.520

Players and Stats

Florida

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Colin Castleton 12 SR F 6-11 231 16.0 Pts, 7.7 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Will Richard 5 SO G 6-5 195 10.3 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Kyle Lofton 11 SR G 6-3 190 8.9 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 3.4 Ast
Kowacie Reeves 14 SO G 6-6 182 8.7 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Riley Kugel 24 FR G 6-5 207 7.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Trey Bonham 2 JR G 6-0 170 6.3 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Alex Fudge 3 SO F 6-8 185 6.3 Pts, 4.7 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Myreon Jones 0 SR G 6-3 180 5.3 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.1 Ast
Jason Jitoboh 33 SR C 6-11 285 2.4 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 0.4 Ast
CJ Felder 1 SR F 6-7 230 2.5 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Denzel Aberdeen 10 FR G 6-5 189 1.5 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Niels Lane 4 JR G 6-5 206 1.3 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Aleksander Szymczyk 13 FR F 6-10 240 0.9 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alex Klatsky 21 JR G 6-4 185 0.6 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Jack May 20 SO G 6-4 175 0.4 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast

Arkansas

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Summary
Ricky Council 1 JR G 6-6 205 16.5 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 2.6 Ast
Anthony Black 0 FR G 6-7 198 13.0 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 4.3 Ast
Davonte Davis 4 JR G 6-3 180 11.2 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 3.0 Ast
Jordan Walsh 13 FR F 6-7 205 7.3 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Makhi Mitchell 15 SR F 6-9 230 7.2 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Jalen Graham 11 SR F 6-9 220 5.2 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Trevon Brazile 2 SO F 6-9 215 11.8 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Makhel Mitchell 22 SR F 6-10 245 4.7 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Nick Smith 3 FR G 6-5 185 9.9 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Joseph Pinion 5 FR G 6-5 190 2.8 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Kamani Johnson 20 SR F 6-7 215 2.1 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Derrian Ford 23 FR G 6-3 205 0.9 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Cade Arbogast 21 JR G 6-3 170 0.5 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Barry Dunning 12 FR G 6-6 195 0.1 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Lawson Blake 45 SO F 6-10 225 0.0 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.0 As

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Florida Arkansas
ESPN BPI 39 17
Sagarin 47 25
Massey Composite 56 22

Florida vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Florida leads 26-14

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 177 SR Birmingham, AL
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 240 SR Sumter, SC
2 Trey Bonham G 6′-0″ 170 JR Mobile, AL
3 Alex Fudge F 6′-9″ 194 SO Jacksonville, FL
4 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 215 JR Freehold, NJ
5 Will Richard G 6′-4″ 206 SO Fairburn, GA
10 Denzel Aberdeen G 6′-5″ 189 FR Orlando, FL
11 Kyle Lofton G 6′-3″ 186 SR Hillside, NJ
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 240 SR Deland, FL
13 Aleks Szymczyk F 6′-10″ 233 FR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 190 SO Macon, GA
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 195 SO Boca Raton, FL
21 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 206 JR Colts Neck, NJ
24 Riley Kugel G 6′-5″ 207 FR Orlando, FL
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 300 SR

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Anthony Black G 6′-7″ 198 FR Duncanville, TX
1 Ricky Council IV G 6′-6″ 205 JR Durham, NC
2 Trevon Brazile F 6′-10″ 212 SO Springfield, MO
3 Nick Smith Jr. G 6′-5″ 185 FR Jacksonville, AR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 185 JR Jacksonville, AR
5 Joseph Pinion G 6′-5″ 190 FR Morrilton, AR
11 Jalen Graham F 6′-9″ 225 SR Phoenix, AZ
12 Barry Dunning Jr. G 6′-6″ 195 FR Mobile, AL
13 Jordan Walsh G 6′-7″ 205 FR Desoto, TX
15 Makhi Mitchell F 6′-9″ 230 SR Washington, DC
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 230 SR Brooklyn, NY
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 180 JR Concord, CA
22 Makhel Mitchell F 6′-10″ 240 SR Washington, DC
23 Derrian Ford G 6′-3″ 205 FR Magnolia, AR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 SO Fayetteville, AR

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Stony Brook 45 Florida 81
11/11/2022 Kennesaw St 78 Florida 88
11/14/2022 FAU 76 Florida 74
11/18/2022 Florida 76 Florida State 67
11/24/2022 Florida 83 Xavier 90
11/25/2022 Oregon St 68 Florida 81
11/30/2022 FAMU 62 Florida 102
12/4/2022 Stetson 51 Florida 89
12/7/2022 UConn 75 Florida 54
12/14/2022 Ohio 48 Florida 82
12/20/2022 Florida 53 Oklahoma 62
12/28/2022 Florida 58 Auburn 61
1/4/2023 Texas A&M 66 Florida 63
1/7/2023 Georgia 75 Florida 82
1/10/2023 Florida 67 LSU 56
1/14/2023 Missouri 64 Florida 73
1/18/2023 Florida 52 Texas A&M 54
1/21/2023 Florida 61 Mississippi State 59
1/25/2023 South Carolina 60 Florida 81
1/28/2023 Florida 50 Kansas St 64
2/1/2023 Tennessee 54 Florida 67
2/4/2023 Florida 67 Kentucky 72
2/8/2023 Florida 69 Alabama 97
2/11/2023 Vanderbilt 88 Florida 80
2/15/2023 Ole Miss 64 Florida 79
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Florida Vanderbilt
2/28/2023 Florida Georgia
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 N Dakota St 58 Arkansas 76
11/11/2022 Fordham 48 Arkansas 74
11/16/2022 S Dakota St 56 Arkansas 71
11/21/2022 Louisville 54 Arkansas 80
11/22/2022 Creighton 90 Arkansas 87
11/23/2022 Arkansas 78 San Diego St 74
11/28/2022 Troy 61 Arkansas 74
12/3/2022 San José St 59 Arkansas 99
12/6/2022 UNC Greensboro 58 Arkansas 65
12/10/2022 Oklahoma 78 Arkansas 88
12/17/2022 Bradley 57 Arkansas 76
12/21/2022 UNC Asheville 51 Arkansas 85
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/4/2023 Missouri 68 Arkansas 74
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/18/2023 Arkansas 76 Missouri 79
1/21/2023 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 69
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Arkansas 64 Baylor 67
1/31/2023 Texas A&M 70 Arkansas 81
2/4/2023 Arkansas 65 South Carolina 63
2/7/2023 Arkansas 88 Kentucky 73
2/11/2023 Mississippi State 70 Arkansas 64
2/15/2023 Arkansas 56 Texas A&M 62
2/18/2023 Florida Arkansas
2/21/2023 Georgia Arkansas
2/25/2023 Arkansas Alabama
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Florida

[F] Colin Castleton (Hand) – Out
[F] CJ Felder (Personal) – Questionable
[G] Trey Bonham (Undisclosed) – Questionable

Arkansas

[F] Trevon Brazile (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Florida-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 75, Florida 67

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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