No. 10 Florida vs. Georgetown
When/where: 9; aboard the USS Bataan, Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville.
TV/radio: NBC Sports Network; 620-AM
Notable: With the announcement Thursday morning that Florida coach Billy Donovan has suspended junior PG Scottie Wilbekin indefinitely for disciplinary reasons, the Gators will open the season down three scholarship players — Wilbekin; F Cody Larson (left the team last month), and junior F Casey Prather (concussion). Donovan said he was unsure of his starting lineup for tonight, but senior G Kenny Boynton most likely will see time at point guard. Donovan also said he expects his freshmen, among them Tampa's Michael Frazier, to see playing time. Frazier, a former Plant High standout, had 21 points off the bench in an exhibition victory last week. Georgetown has four starters who are 6 feet 8 or taller, so the Gators will have a challenge in the paint and on the glass. Donovan said Thursday that the Gators were honored to be a part of this unique type of game. "We're not just playing for the state of Florida and the University of Florida, we're playing for the United States of America," Donovan said.
Antonya English, Times staff writer