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.