FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Erving Walker scored 27 points, and Florida went on a 9-0 run late in the second half to pull away for a 71-66 win over Arkansas on Thursday night.
Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points for Arkansas (8-10, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) and made three 3-pointers during the second half. The last one put the Razorbacks ahead 56-55 before the decisive run by the Gators (13-5, 2-2).
Florida shot only 36 percent from the field but hurt Arkansas on the boards. The Gators had 12 second-chance points, all in the second half.
Marshawn Powell scored 14 points for Arkansas.
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Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.