Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Gators' Prather available against Auburn

GAINESVILLE — Florida's leading scorer, Casey Prather, who missed two games with a bruised right knee, will be available when the No. 7 Gators play at Auburn today.

Prather, who averages 17 points, has been running and practicing with contact. Coach Billy Donovan said he is not sure how many minutes UF will get out of the 6-foot-6 senior: "How much he'll play is really, really hard to say. I'm doubtful he'll play much. That's my guess."

The Gators (14-2, 3-0 SEC) have won eight in a row and 13 of 14, their only loss a buzzer-beater at then-No. 12 UConn early last month.

With Prather out, forward Dorian Finney-Smith replaced him in the starting lineup against Arkansas and guard Kasey Hill got the nod against Georgia on Tuesday.


No. 4 Stanford 96, Arizona 52: Chiney Ogwumike had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Cardinal (16-1, 5-0 Pac-12) rolled over the host Wildcats.

No. 19 Ariz. St. 68, No. 15 Cal 59: Quinn Dornstauder scored 13 and the host Sun Devils (15-2, 4-1 Pac-12) pulled away from the Bears (12-4, 4-1).

No. 22 Purdue 86, Indiana 53: Courtney Moses scored 24 and KK Houser 22 as the host Boilermakers (12-5, 2-3 Big Ten) bounced back from a home loss to Michigan.

Gators' Prather available against Auburn 01/17/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs' Gerald McCoy, Jameis Winston honored in NFL top 100


    Helping fans pass time through the offseason each summer, NFL Network has been unveiling its top 100 players for 2017 as chosen by the players, and the Bucs' Gerald McCoy and Jameis Winston are the first Tampa Bay players revealed, coming in at No. 52 and 57, respectively.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis WInston and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, shown in the 2016 season finale against the Panthers, have both been named to the NFL Network's top 100 players for 2017.
  2. Former Gator Caleb Brantley paying a steep price for nothing


    It turns out Caleb Brantley isn't quite the dirtbag that millions of people presumed. It's too bad the damage to his reputation and bank account is already done.

    Caleb Brantley, who dropped to the sixth round of the draft, works out during Browns rookie minicamp. [Associated Press]
  3. Rays let early lead get away again in loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — As pleased as the Rays were to win consecutive series against the contending Red Sox, Indians and Yankees and to get briefly back over .500, there was a lot of talk in the clubhouse before Monday's game against the Angels that it was time to do better.

    Daniel Robertson walks off the field after being left stranded at first base to end the game.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Monday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    OF/DH Corey Dickerson missed out on a good birthday gift when AL player of the week honors went instead to Detroit's J.D. Martinez. Dickerson hit .385 with five homers, nine RBIs and nine runs; Martinez went .389-4-9-7 and got the nod.