GAINESVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Florida's winning streak has reached record proportions.
Freshman Anthony Roberson scored 16 points as the fourth-ranked Gators matched a school record with their 14th straight win in a 77-66 Southeastern Conference victory over Arkansas.
The Gators (18-2, 7-0 SEC East) also won 14 straight games from November 16, 2001 to January 16, 2002.
Florida is off to its best record after 20 games in school history and also is riding a 15-game winning streak at home. The Gators have not lost since a 68-66 setback at West Virginia on December 3, but had trouble putting the Razorbacks away.
"I think you have to give Arkansas a lot of credit," Florida coach Billy Donovan said. "I think the reason we did not play as well as I would like is because of Arkansas."
Matt Bonner and David Lee each scored 13 points and Lee added eight rebounds for the Gators, who will visit seventh-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday in a game that will be for the lead in the SEC East.
Freshman Jonathon Modica had a career-high 26 points for the Razorbacks (6-11, 1-5 West), who have lost seven of their last eight games under first-year coach Stan Heath. Modica made five-of-six free throws from 3-point range and the Razorbacks were 9-of-20 from long range overall.
The Razorbacks kept the game close before the Gators used a 13-6 spurt to take a 39-32 lead at intermission.
Arkansas did its best to remain within striking distance and Florida did not have a lead in double figures until Bonell Coles had a three-point play with 13:24 left to make it 51-41.
Roberson had a pair of 3-pointers sandwiched around a 3-pointer by Modica to give the Gators a 63-48 lead with 10:07 left. Florida led by no less than nine points the rest of the way.
Florida committed only seven turnovers and 27 of its points came off Razorback miscues.