Marshawn Powell's poise a welcome sight for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - So far this season, Marshawn Powell has been exactly what Arkansas needed.

With the program struggling to rebuild after winning only two Southeastern Conference games a season ago, the 6-foot-7 newcomer is averaging 15.9 points per game and providing some much-needed strength inside.

After losing 82-80 at Mississippi State, Arkansas beat Alabama last weekend. The Razorbacks host Florida on Thursday night.

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