Florida got a scare when its leading scorer exited the last game with a sprained left ankle. Although Billy Donovan's team didn't have any trouble finishing off an overmatched opponent without Kenny Boynton, he'll likely need his senior guard for this next stretch.
Boynton is expected back Friday when No. 7 Florida hosts a Central Florida squad that upset the Gators in the last meeting two years ago.
The O'Connell Center fell almost completely silent with 13:23 left in Tuesday's game against Savannah State, as Boynton grimaced in pain after landing on an opponent's foot while driving to the basket. The preseason all-SEC selection, who's averaging 14.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, had to be helped off the court and didn't return.
"I was praying he was OK," senior guard Mike Rosario told Florida's official website.
Afterward, Donovan said Boynton could have returned if needed - the Gators (4-0) cruised to a 58-40 win - and should be back in the lineup Friday.
"Based on his flexibilit...