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Florida's Pelphrey set to make return to Arkansas

By Kurt Voigt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 17 2012 3:00 p.m. MST

Tennessee guard Cameron Tatum (23) swipes the ball away from Arkansas guard BJ Young (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Tennessee won 77-58 over Arkansas.

Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Brimer, Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — John Pelphrey will make his return to Arkansas on Saturday.

The Florida assistant coach was fired last March by the Razorbacks after compiling a 69-59 record in four seasons. He was hired by the Gators, where he had previously worked as an assistant under coach Billy Donovan.

Before Pelphrey's dismissal, he signed one of the top recruiting classes in the country at Arkansas.

That class has helped the Razorbacks (17-9, 5-6 Southeastern Conference) stay undefeated in Bud Walton Arena, with wins over three ranked teams. They'll face their most difficult test yet on Saturday when they host No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3), which is coming off a 61-52 win at Alabama.

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