GAINESVILLE -- A win tonight against South Carolina would go a long way in returning the Gators' men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament. Game time is set for 8 p.m.
Florida is currently tied with Tennessee for third in the Southeastern Conference behind Vanderbilt and Kentucky. The Gators defeated South Carolina 58-56 on Jan. 23 at the O'Connell Center. Florida's RPI is currently around 50. The Gators (17-6, 6-3) have won six of their last seven games since losing back-to-back games to Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
South Carolina guard Devan Downey sprained his ankle on Monday, according to a report in The State. LINK! Downey scored 36 points against Florida earlier this season. He was held out of practice on Tuesday and wore a protective boot. Downey is expected to play on Wednesday.
--Speaking of South Carolina, check out this bit of unfortunate news about a former UF commitment. LINK!