FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas went from one extreme to the other.
After opening the season with a school-record 17-0 start at home, the Razorbacks had no answers in a 98-68 loss to Florida (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) on Saturday.
It was Arkansas’ worst defeat in Bud Walton Arena since its opening in 1993. The previous worst loss was a 73-51 defeat to Auburn in 2009.
The Razorbacks (17-10, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) were down by more than 20 at halftime to Florida, which led 53-27 at the intermission.
“Talk about tough days at the office,” Arkansas coach Mike Anderson said. “That was a tough day at the office.”
Erving Walker, meanwhile, had no such difficulties for the Gators (21-6, 9-3). Walker scored a career-high 31 points for Florida, which earned its fourth win in five road games.