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Injuries Return For Gators

Its looking like the Florida Gators will be without backup freshman guard Kasey Hill. The No.2 team in the country will welcome the Auburn Tigers to Gainesville Wednesday night.

Head coach Billy Donovan spoke to the media Monday saying that right now, he [Hill] is out for practice. My guess right now and Ill have a better idea tomorrow [Tuesday] is that he is doubtful and not going to play on Wednesday.

Hill had suffered a groin injury last Saturday during Floridas 69-59 win over Kentucky.

While the freshman isnt a starter, he has been contributing significantly, playing in 21 of their 25 games this season. In 23 minutes, Hill is averaging over five points and just behind senior guard Scottie Wilbekin with three assists per game.

When Wilbekin isnt on the floor, Donovan said he will probably look at three guysDoe-Doe [Dorian Finney-Smith], DeVon Walker, [Michael] Frazier to help move the offense.

UF is 8-0 at home against Auburn under Donovan, winning their last five and going 15 of their last 16 meetings with the Tigers. If the Gators win, that will be their 30th straight victory at home.

It will also give them their 18th consecutive win this season; the programs best, something not even those back-to-back national championship teams could accomplish.



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