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SEC Hoops Week 2

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    White Wants More: "It Has to Come From Within"
    Mike White had some of his most candid (and critical) remarks as Florida's coach Tuesday, as the Gators headed for Arkansas to face the Razorbacks in the SEC road opener.

    UF Chris Harry / Senior Writer
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Three guys. Kevarrius Hayes, a senior, plus Andrew Nembhard and Noah Locke, a pair of freshmen. That's it. Those are the players on the Florida basketball roster who Coach Mike White said Tuesday he can count on — every day — when it comes to accountability, effort, intensity and competitiveness on both ends of the floor, whether things are going well or poorly.
    Three.
    Reminder: There are 14 players on the team.

    "There are a couple others that are really competitive, and if they make a shot, now all of a sudden, they might start playing with some confidence and they guard at a high level — if they make a shot," White said during one of his regular media sessions. "Then there are a couple others, if the wind is blowing the right way [or] the air conditioning is blowing the right way, they might play with their juices flowing. You just don't know. And there are a couple that might get off to a good start, and then if you yank 'em for making a mistake, or so-and-so doesn't get them the ball, their intensity level is going to [drop]."

    He wasn't done.

    White Wants More: "It Has to Come From Within" - Florida Gators

     
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    Arkansas Hosts Florida for SEC Home Opener
    Mike Cawood Razorback Sports
    FAYETTEVILLE – After opening its conference slate with a road win at Texas A&M, Arkansas returns to Bud Walton Arena to host Florida in the Razorbacks’ SEC home opener on Wednesday (Jan. 9). Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm and the game will be telecast on SEC Network.
    The last time the teams met, Arkansas upset then #23 Florida 80-72 in the second round of last year’s the SEC Tournament. However, Florida holds a 23-12 advantage in the all-time series.

    • Beginning its 28th season in the Southeastern Conference, Arkansas is 18-9 when playing its SEC home opener.
    • This is the seventh time in Mike Anderson’s eight years as head coach the Razorbacks have entered their SEC home opener with at least nine wins and the sixth time with at least 10 wins.
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    No. 11 Auburn runs out of gas at Ole Miss
    Auburn Sports
    OXFORD, Miss. – It had been 11 days since No. 11 Auburn had last played a game, and the long layoff looked to have an effect on the Tigers who lost at Ole Miss, 82-67, in Wednesday's SEC opener.

    "Ole Miss played great. Give them credit," Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said. "We did not play well. The layoff obviously hurt us, and I didn't go a good job of getting our team prepared. We had a long time to prepare for Ole Miss, so we knew what to do, and obviously, we didn't execute it."

    On a positive note, Auburn refused to quit. Despite struggling in the first half, the Tigers turned it around in the second half and cut a 13-point halftime lead down to three with under seven minutes to go.

    "That speaks to our character and some of our resilience and the locker room that we have and the kids that we've got," Pearl said. "If I got outcoached and we got outplayed at three or four positions, it's amazing we were even in the game with six or seven minutes left to go."

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    Game Recap: Ole Miss Men's Basketball | 1/9/2019
    Ole Miss Upsets No. 10 Auburn 82-67 with Wire-to-Wire Victory
    Terence Davis Posts Double-Double (27 points, 12 rebounds) in Big Win
    OXFORD, Miss. – In front of a rowdy crowd at The Pavilion, senior Terence Davis scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Ole Miss men's basketball team to an 82-67 victory over No. 10 Auburn on Wednesday night. The Rebels (12-2, 2-0 SEC) controlled the game from the tip, leading throughout to secure their ninth straight win and earn a signature victory in the first SEC home game under head coach Kermit Davis.

    The win gave Ole Miss its longest winning streak since the 2012-13 campaign, and the Rebels improved to 2-0 in SEC play for just the fourth time in the last two decades. It was also Ole Miss' first victory over a top 10 team in six years.

    Terence Davis' double-double led the way, while freshman KJ Buffen added a career-high 16 points off the bench. Devontae Shuler reached double figures as well, tallying 14 points. Junior center Dominik Olejniczak recorded season highs in points (11) and rebounds (7), helping Ole Miss hold a 45-37 advantage on the boards. The Rebels also dominated the paint by outscoring the Tigers (11-3, 0-1 SEC) 30-12 in that area.

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    At the Buzzer: Florida 57, Arkansas 51 (Instant Breakdown)
    A quick breakdown of UF's road game against the Razorbacks.
    Chris Harry / Senior Writer UF
    AT THE BUZZER
    FLORIDA 57, ARKANSAS

    WHAT HAPPENED: Senior guard returned to his home state and KeVaughn Allen scored 18 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds to ice a much-needed Southeastern Conference road victory over the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena. Allen may have been the hero, but his shooting percentage was the game -- for both teams -- in microcosm. Allen finished 3-for-11 from the floor and missed all but one of his nine 3-point attempts for a UF team that shot 31 percent overall and went 6-for-26 from the 3-point line (23.1 percent). Thing about it? Arkansas was worse. The Hogs, who got a career-high 30 points from sophomore guard Mason Jones, finished at 30 percent overall and also six of 26 from deep. Arkansas led early, 6-2, after a dunk by Adrio Bailey at the 15:58 mark of a first half that was ugly from the start. It got really ugly for the home team. After Bailey's bucket, the Hogs, over the next nearly 10 minutes, missed 10 straight field goals and turned the ball over seven times. When Jalen Harris broke the drought with a steal and layup, the Gators were nonetheless ahead 15-9, having withstood their own bad offensive start with great defense. Allen had 11 first-half points, thanks to 7-for-8 from the free-throw line, as UF led 33-22 at the break despite shooting just 31 percent. Why? Arkansas shot just 28 percent, including 2-for-14 from the 3-point line, and turned it over 12 times. The Gators led by as many as 16 in the second half, thanks to a 1-for-10 Hogs drought, but Arkansas came alive inside the final six minutes with a 15-2 that made it a two-point game, at 53-51, after two free throws by Jones with 1:02 to go. After Andrew Nembhard missed a late-clock drive, the Hogs had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Bailey missed down low, UF rebounded and Allen made the first of his two free throws with 12 seconds left to make it a two-possession game.
    At the Buzzer: Florida 57, Arkansas 51 (Instant Breakdown) - Florida Gators
     
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    Gators look for momentum boost as No. 3 Tennessee comes calling
    By Edgar Thompson Orlando Sentinel
    GAINESVILLE — Mike White could not turn away.
    As difficult as it was to stomach, the Florida Gators men’s basketball coach kept watching.
    Four successive possessions during Wednesday’s night visit to Arkansas ended with three air balls and a turnover. Rather than turn the page, White burned the images in his memory before having his players relive the moment.
    “We watched yesterday,” White said Friday. “Wasn’t very fun to watch. It was about the fourth time I’d watched it.”
    The Gators’ continuing struggles on offense have been impossible to ignore — and might be impossible to overcome.
    Yet, White’s team continues to survive on the defensive end, where Florida ranks fifth nationally in efficiency, according to analytics guru Ken Pomeroy. Defense was just enough for the Gators (9-5, 1-1 SEC) to escape Arkansas with a 57-51 win.

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    HOOPS CENTRAL: #3 Tennessee at Florida

    Vol Sports
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A battle between two of the SEC's top defenses is set to take place Saturday night, as No. 3 Tennessee goes on the road for the second time this week to face Florida in Exactech Arena/O'Connell Center.
    Tennessee (13-1, 2-0 SEC) enters the matchup on the heels of an 87-63 win on the road against Missouri. Kyle Alexander dominated the paint with 14 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and three blocks for his third double-double of the season--and second in a row. During the last four games, the senior forward is shooting 81 percent (25-of-31) from the field during and is averaging 13.3 ppg during span.

    Florida (9-5, 1-1 SEC) rebounded from a loss at home last Saturday to South Carolina by going on the road and defeating Arkansas in Bud Walton Arena. The Gators boast one of the best defenses in the country, ranking eighth in scoring defense (60.0 ppg) and coming in at 23rd in field-goal percentage defense (.389). UF has held six opponents to fewer than 60 points already this season, including Arkansas, Stanford and West Virginia.

    A WIN WOULD...
    • Extend Tennessee's win streak to 10 games. The Vols' last 10-game win streak came during the 2007-08 campaign, when UT reeled off 11 straight victories from Nov. 27 through Jan. 19.
    • Give the Vols a five-game win streak in true road games, dating to last season.
    HOOPS CENTRAL: #3 Tennessee at Florida - University of Tennessee Athletics