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Florida vs. Arkansas, Game Thread: Can Gators stay hot against Hogs' snipers?

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Closing out is the key to controlling a game against Arkansas.

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The Florida Gators have, of late, been much, much better at firing away from deep than they were at the beginning of Mike White's first season in Gainesville. Florida is third in the SEC at 38.5 percent from three in conference play, and has had six of its eight best nights by effective field goal percentage since SEC play began.

Arkansas, though? The Razorbacks, who visit the O'Connell Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (SEC Network or WatchESPN), have been sniping all year.

Mike Anderson's charges have hit 42.5 percent of their threes in 2015-16, fifth nationally, and are hitting an even hotter 44.8 percent clip in SEC play. Anthlon Bell and Dusty Hannahs both hit at least 45 percent of their threes, and take enough of them to carry the load for the Hogs.

Florida guards the three well, and limited West Virginia on Saturday. But the Gators will almost certainly need to be better on the perimeter against Arkansas.