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College basketball preview: No. 16 Florida vs. Middle Tennessee

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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

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