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Florida flattens Arkansas in SEC Tournament (AP Recap)

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:10 PM.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Florida flattens Arkansas in SEC Tournament
    By: Steve Megargee, The Associated Press
    Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe (1) passes around Florida forward Dontay Bassett (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Keyontae Johnson scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds Thursday as No. 8 seed Florida snapped a four-game skid by defeating No. 9 seed Arkansas 66-50 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

    The Gators (18-14) advance to a Friday quarterfinal against No. 9 LSU (26-5), the No. 1 seed in this tournament. Florida won 82-77 at LSU on Feb. 20 but lost to the Tigers 79-78 at home on March 6, with both those games requiring overtime.

    Arkansas failed to make a basket in the game's final 7 minutes, 54 seconds.

    Florida and Arkansas entered the tournament heading in opposite directions, though only the slumping Gators had a realistic shot at an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. At the start of the day, Florida was 33rd and Arkansas 63rd in the NET rankings, which have replaced the RPI as a criterion for the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

    Florida turned things around Thursday in part because leading scorer KeVaughn Allen broke out of his personal slump.
    Florida flattens Arkansas in SEC Tournament
     
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  2. Jayhovah

    Jayhovah GC Legend

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    There's your ballgame.
     
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  3. KAGator67

    KAGator67 GC Hall of Fame

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    They were tired. Played themselves out on defense in the first half.
     
  4. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

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    Love the one key word in the headline:
    F L A T T E N

    Aka:
    R O A D K I L L
     
  5. bullish

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    Keyontae outside, driving and scoring, in the process a few hogs were “Flattened” LOL
     
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  6. GatorPlanet

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    Twenty minutes of heck.
     
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  7. wrpgator

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    Arkansas was too busy playing dirty ball they forgot what the point of the game was. IMO
     
  8. GatorLurker

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    Four game skid?