Arkansas looks to break losing streak in road matchup against Florida

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Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (16-9. 4-8 SEC) at Florida Gators (16-9, 8-4 SEC)
What: Razorbacks are in Gainesville for the 16th time.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.
Where: Gainesville, Fla., Exactech Arena / Stephen C. O’Connell Center (10,151)
• TV: ESPNU (Roy Philipott and Dane Bradshaw). CLICK HERE to Watch ESPN Online
Radio: ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman. Pregame starts at 5:30 p.m.
• Listen online at HitThatLine.com. CLICK HERE

Against Florida

• This will be the 38th meeting between Arkansas and Florida, all coming since Arkansas joined the SEC in 1991-92.

• The Gators own a 25-12 advantage in the series, including a 13-2 mark in Gainesville.

• Florida has won 10 of the last 11 meetings. The Gators have won 13 straight in Gainesville with Arkansas’ last win in the Sunshine State coming on Feb. 2, 1995 (94-85).

Last year against the Gators

Jan. 9 in Fayetteville: Mason Jones scored 30 points and played a key role in a 15-2 run late in the game to get the Razorbacks to within two (53-51) with 1:02 left, but the Florida Gators made four free throws inside the final 12 seconds to get a 57-51 victory.

• Arkansas was down 15 (51-36) with 6:11 left before Jones scored 11 points (six free throws, a jumper and a 3-pointer) to trim the Razorbacks’ deficit to two, 53-51. Jones capped the 15-2 run with two free throws with 1:02 left.

• On the ensuing possession, Arkansas’ defense got a stop as Daniel Gafford pulled down his 12th rebound of the contest. The Razorbacks then had two chances to tie the game, but Jones’ jumper missed with 24 seconds left and Adrio Bailey’s put-back rimmed out.

• Arkansas was forced to foul and Kevaughn Allen sank two free throws with 12 seconds left to give the Gators a four-point lead. Arkansas came up empty again before Allen made two more from the charity stripe to secure the six-point win (57-51).

• Allen finished with 18 points, including 11-of-12 at the free throw line. Overall, Florida was 15-of-19 while Arkansas was 15-of-26.

FREE MASON: Jones Leads NCAA Free Throws

• Arkansas junior Mason Jones made 18-of-21 from the free throw line Saturday versus Mississippi State, scoring 38 points.

• Jones now leads the NCAA in both free throws made (172) and free throw attempts (208).

• The 18 makes are an Arkansas single-game record in an SEC game while ranking third (tied) overall. The 21 attempts are the second-most by a Razorback in an SEC game behind Corliss Williamson’s 22 in 1995 and ties for fifth-most overall.

• Jones has made more free throws (172) than field goals (139) but ranks in the SEC top 10 in both (first for free throws made and seventh for field goals made)

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