Wilbekin set to play against Kansas
Published: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 7:38 p.m.
Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin was cleared to practice and will play Tuesday when the Gators host No. 6 Kansas at the O'Connell Center.
Florida announced on its school website that 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.
Meanwhile, McDonald's All-American freshman point guard Kasey Hill remains questionable for the Kansas game. Hill, who suffered a high ankle sprain Nov. 18 against Southern, began individual drills last Wednesday but has yet to work out with the team.
Hill and Wilbekin have yet to play a game together this season because Wilbekin sat out UF's first six games of the season due to a disciplinary suspension. In the three games since his return, Wilbekin is averaging 11.3 points, 5.7 assists and 3.1 steals
Both Florida (6-2) and Kansas (6-2) are coming off losses at the buzzer. Connecticut beat the Gators 65-64 on a Shabazz Napier shot as time expired, while Colorado upset Kansas 75-72 on Saturday on a 30-footer from guard Askia Cooper at the buzzer.
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