No. 16 Florida vs. Middle Tennessee
When/where: 7:30; O'Connell Center, Gainesville
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
Records: MTSU 4-0; Florida 3-1
Notable: Florida is playing its third home game in six days, but this will be the first without freshman Kasey Hill, who has the SEC's best assist-to-turnover ratio and was fourth in the league in assists and steals. Hill suffered a high ankle sprain Monday, which will force coach Billy Donovan to create a makeshift lineup because without suspended Scottie Wilbekin the Gators don't have a true point guard. … Donovan is aware Middle Tennessee will utilize pressure to try to affect the Gators' rhythm, but he said he believes Florida can make do with Dorian Finney-Smith, Michael Frazier, DeVon Walker and Casey Prather. "I think we have enough ball-handling to initiate our offense,'' Donovan said. "I think we'll be okay."
Antonya English, Times staff writer