No more Florida jinx: Barford, Gafford power Arkansas to semifinals

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Arkansas: The Razorbacks defeated Tennessee 95-93 in overtime on December 30 in Fayetteville, a game in which Macon and Barford combined to score 61 points.

Gafford punctuated the victory with a windmill dunk with 15 seconds left after catching a pass from senior guard Anton Beard. "So I went ahead and windmilled it to put some flash on it".

But it was Bone who left the tired Razorbacks search for answers in the first half, hitting 7 of 7 from the field and all of his 3-point attempts.

-I thought we played one of the more hard schedules and our guys performed well.

With the early exit from the SEC Tournament, the Gators will get some time back in Gainesville to iron out those issues in practice.

The shot was part of five straight points for the 6-foot-3 playmaker, who has improved from a 26.6 percent 3-pointer shooter a year ago to making 43.4 percent of his shots from deep this season - second in the SEC.

Despite the loss, Chris Chiozza and Jalen Hudson became the 54th and 55th members of Florida's 1,000-point club vs. Arkansas. "I thought (Bailey) played like a warrior, and that's what we've been looking for", Anderson said. I haven't really watched them at all. He hit clutch shots again Saturday, scoring all nine of his points on a trio of 3-pointers in the second half as Arkansas tried to stage a comeback. "That's real big for those guys that never had the chance to get the feel of the NCAA".

The second half came with its share of tense moments for the Vols - Arkansas began the period on a 13-5 run - but a 48-29 halftime deficit was simply too much for the Razorbacks to overcome.

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"Your coach leaves with basically four regular-season games left, and it's one of those deals that we had to try and rally around each other, stay positive, stay together, and they did a good job of that", Ole Miss interim coach Tony Madlock said.

"Ole Miss is one of those teams that went into Missouri and did something we didn't do, they went in there and beat them", Anderson said.

Williams and Schofield combined for 28 points and 13 rebounds in the December loss to Arkansas. "And that's what we did".

Given that Arkansas will be rested and its opponent coming off a late night game the previous eve, and that Arkansas vanquished SC 81-65 on February 6 at Walton and swept Ole Miss, 97-93 on January 20 at Walton and 75-64 on February 13 in Oxford, Miss., Anderson's one-game at a mantra may seem like so much coachspeak. Furthermore, the 35th-ranked offense of the Razorbacks (offensive efficiency of 113.5) will face off against the 37th-ranked defense of the Volunteers (defensive efficiency of 98.0).

Arkansas beat Tennessee 95-93 in overtime in Walton Arena on December 30 to open SEC play. It was Barford's 18th point of the game.

Barford said they're not through yet.

"I think every coach in the league is saying the same thing to his guys, it's a new season", Madlock said.

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