Sunday, December 8, 2013

UF point guard to play against KU


University of Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin was cleared to practice and will play Tuesday against Kansas University at the O’Connell Center, the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reported.

The 6-foot-2 Wilbekin returned to practice over the weekend after suffering a sprained ankle in last Monday’s 65-64 loss at Connecticut, according to the school’s website and the Sun.

McDonald’s All-American freshman point guard Kasey Hill remains questionable for the 6 p.m., Central time, game. Hill, who suffered a high-ankle sprain Nov. 18 against Southern, began individual drills Wednesday but has yet to work out with the team.

Wilbekin missed the first six games of the season because of a disciplinary suspension. In the three games since his return, Wilbekin is averaging 11.3 points, 5.7 assists and 3.1 steals

Florida and KU will each take 6-2 records into the game.


Erich Hartmann 5 years, 12 months ago

We'll probably win this game because:

1) Got a "name" opponent with a NC-winning coach at the helm of FL, who may even have been on our guys' recruiting-lists...they will be UP for this game like they were for Duke.

2) Self + 2 losses finally get our kids' attention about all the non-scoring ways we can lose a game (not guarding, not rebounding, FTs...), so we attack all weak areas.

3) Worse thing that happenned to Billy Donovan for Tuesday's game is that KU lost the game before.

--Our playstyle is one that takes care of itself if we play in all areas as instructed. It is, in fact, 30+ wins/season proven. So its less about what the opponent does, but what WE do, and how we adjust to whatever the opponent does.

--Our 2 losses come down to getting out-rebounded (!!!). And poor defensive rotations. The rebounding is an attitude thing requiring the light-bulb conceptually & buying in to it...while the defensive rotations require experience of getting burned by it, etc... (gamefilm/teaching tape doesnt lie...)

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