Florida 75, Arkansas 43

Arkansas dropped its second consecutive game Saturday night, falling by 32 points at Florida.

Arkansas scored the game's first basket but it was all Florida from that point forward Saturday night as the Gators beat the Razorbacks 75-43 at the O'Connell Center.

The Razorbacks couldn't get anything going offensively, trailing 39-17 at halftime and shooting just 29.4 percent from the field.

After Arkansas (12-6, 2-3 SEC) took a 2-0 lead to start the game before Florida's Vernon Macklin scored eight straight to give the Gators the lead for good.

Florida (15-4, 4-1) led by double digits for the final 28-plus minutes.

"Florida played very well tonight and got off to a fast start," head coach John Pelphrey said. "We struggled again from the perimeter shooting the basketball."

The three starting guards for the Razorbacks - Rotnei Clarke, Julysses Nobles and Jeff Peterson - combined for 10 points on 3-for-18 shooting including 1-for-8 from the 3-point line. Clarke, Arkansas' leading scorer, was held scoreless for the second time this season. For the second straight game, the junior struggled to find any rhythm, getting off only three shots.

"Outside of maybe one or two shots everything else was a pretty good shot; we just didn't convert them," Pelphrey said. "

Arkansas was led offensively by forward Delvon Johnson with 12 points. Sophomore Marshawn Powell added 10 points and six rebounds.

Arkansas once again struggled to rebound the ball against the taller Florida lineup. The Gators out-rebounded the Hogs 41-26, led by Chandler Parsons, who had a career-high 15 rebounds.

"Early and late we struggled a bit but for the most part we rebounded the basketball," Pelphrey said. "Delvon and Marshawn got in there and competed very well with that."

The Razorbacks are now 0-4 on the road this season and have an eight-game losing streak on the road dating back to last season.

Following an overtime loss at South Carolina on Wednesday, the Razorbacks lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

"We got to grow and get better," Pelphrey said. "There was an opportunity to step up and make some plays, we have at home, but on the road we haven't and tonight we did not do that."

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