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Open Thread: Gators at Razorbacks

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21-3 Record 16-8
8-3 SEC 5-6
.725 FT% .693
.519 FG% .464
.395 3P% .340
35.1 RB/GM 34.7

Arkansas plays well at home and the road is where their troubles lie. They are 4-1 in the conference at home. They notched wins recently at home against South Carolina and Auburn. They seem to be a better team than their record indicates. They are fourth in the conference in scoring offense at 72.5 pts/game, with the Gators sitting in second in this category at 75.2 pts/game.  This will be a tough game for the Gators. 

- Gainesville Sun : "Stopping Brewer will be a key for No. 10 Florida (22-3, 8-3 SEC) today when it faces Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. The 6-foot-7 Brewer leads the SEC in scoring (18.6 ppg) and steals (2.54 pg)."He's a player-of-the-year candidate, for sure," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "For me, their whole team is a concern because of their size, their depth and their athleticism.""

- View from The other bench : Tipster Hog Blog

Speaking of this 22-3 Florida Gators team, Andy Staples talks how if Walsh and Roberson still in mix they might not be where they are today. I happen to agree with him. It's the notion that this is a group that has come together and become a TEAM. These Gators may be peaking at the right time as well. In fact, when healthy I can't remember a player to suit up for Gators who had this much all around game that Brewer has. Even saying that, this is not a team that is focused on individual achievements. The Gators won't be a #1 seed in the tourney, but they will be a dangerous team that to face during March Madness.