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Arkansas looks to regroup against red-hot Florida

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(RNN) - Arkansas' 23-game home win streak is in jeopardy when Florida visits Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.

The tenth-ranked Gators (12-2; 1-0) hammered South Carolina in Gainesville last Wednesday, but starting point guard Scottie Wilbekin suffered a sprained ankle after scoring 17 points in the 74-58 rout. He's questionable for Saturday's game, according to coach Billy Donovan.

The Hogs (11-3; 0-1) are still stinging after being held to a season-low point production in a 69-53 road loss to Texas A&M in their SEC opener. The Razorbacks went to College Station with the SEC's most dynamic offense, averaging 87.2 points per game, but Texas A&M held them to just 20 points and forced miserable 7-of-27 shooting from the floor in the second half.

The Gators were sluggish at the end of the first and beginning of the second period before snapping out of their funk in the second half and racing to a convincing win.

Florida's Casey Prather continues to come into his own as a scorer. The 6-6 freshman is averaging 17 points per game.

Donovan announced he had reinstated Damonte Harris to the team in the postgame press conference after the USC game. Harris was dismissed in December for undisclosed reasons.

The Razorbacks are led by four double-digit scorers – Michael Qualls, 12.9; Bobby Portis 12.4; Alandise Harris 10.4 and Rashad Maddan 10.3.

Maddan was the only Arkansas player in double figures against the Aggies. He scored 12 points and hit a respectable 4-of-6 from the floor.

If Florida takes a lead Saturday, it will stop a substantial streak – the Razorbacks have not trailed at home in the last 155:55 of game time.

The game tips at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday and airs on ESPN 2.

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