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The Gators don’t need points out of Casey Prather. Since the loss of forward Will Yeguete for the remainder of the regular season, Florida has needed Prather to bring energy and do the little things that made Yeguete invaluable. In the two games Yeguete has been out, Prather has posted a season-high 12 points in each of them, but that’s not where his true value to the Gators comes.
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Florida coach Billy Donovan says one of his team's biggest challenges Tuesday when the No. 7 Gators play host to No. 25 Kentucky is contending with the Wildcats' length and size in the frontcourt.
It only took 1:38 off the clock for the worst-case scenario to take place. Florida center Patric Young picked up an early foul, and a frontcourt without much depth was tested right away. When Young has picked up a quick foul in recent games, Florida coach Billy Donovan has shown a quick hook. On Tuesday, he was patient. That patience was rewarded with one of the best games of Young’s career.
According to Thomas Goldkamp of GatorBait.net, Loucheiz Purifoy pled not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of possession of cannabis. Purifoy was the passenger in a car when a bag of marijuana was thrown out the window.
Loucheiz Purifoy filed written plea not guilty to misdemeanor marijuana charge on Feb. 7. Has new court date set for April 1, 9 a.m. #Gators
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Florida announced on Wednesday that right-hander Karsten Whitson is out indefinitely with shoulder fatigue. The original plan was to sit him for the first two weeks of the season and make his first start against Miami, but the Gators will take a cautious approach and shut Whitson down for an undisclosed amount of time. The Gators will continue preparing for Friday’s season opener without him.
The Gators clutched onto their undefeated run at home Tuesday night, furthering their record against the Wildcats in a gritty 69-52 win. Allison Banko and Cody Jones recap the conference game.
South Carolina has always produced a high quality of high school football players over the years and the Florida Gators are taking notice. The Gators have set their sights on a defensive end prospect from Orangeburg (SC) Orangeburg Wilkinson Senior High School.
Florida's physicality led the Gators to a 69-52 victory in Tuesday's Kentucky Wildcats matchup. Afterwards, players Patric Young, Mike Rosario, Scottie Wilbekin and Casey Prather discussed taking on UK's star player Nerlens Noel as well as Prather's continued success in stepping up for his team.