Southern hoops falls to Florida in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE - No. 16 Florida lost point guard Kasey Hill to an ankle injury in a 67-53 victory against Southern on Monday night.
Hill, a freshman averaging 10 points a game, badly sprained his left ankle early in the second half and had to be helped to the locker room. He did not return.
The injury could be problematic for Florida (3-1), which already is without point guard Scottie Wilbekin. The senior is suspended indefinitely, but he could return as early as next week.
The Gators had little trouble without Hill against the Jaguars (1-4).
Casey Prather had 10 points and nine rebounds, one of three players in double figures, as the Gators extended their home winning streak to 18. Florida led by 16 at halftime and cruised from there.
Calvin Godfrey led Southern with 18 points and nine rebounds. Trelun Banks added 12 points.