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Sunday, December 8, 2013

UF point guard to play against KU

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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.

Comments

Erich Hartmann 4 months, 2 weeks 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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