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Florida’s leading scorer expected to play against undefeated Kentucky on Saturday

Devin Booker, Michael Frazier II

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Florida is expecting to have its leading scorer back for Saturday’s regular season finale at top-ranked Kentucky.

Michael Frazier II has missed the past seven games with an injured right ankle, which he suffered in Florida’s 68-61 loss to No. 1 Kentucky back on Feb. 7. Florida head coach Billy Donovan told reporters Friday that Frazier should be able to go against the Wildcats, but is unsure in what capacity.

“I’m going into the game with him being available,” Donovan said via the Associated Press. “But for me to go in there and say, ‘OK, he’s back right now, he’s going to play 30 minutes and he’s going to be back to where he was before he got injured,’ I think would be a mistake. It’s another body in our backcourt.”

Frazier is averaging a team-high 13.2 points per game.

Florida enters the game 15-15 with a sub .500 record in SEC play. Even after losing four starters from last year’s Final Four team, this has been a disappointing campaign for the Gators. But they have a chance to play spoilers, the only team standing in Kentucky’s way of a perfect 31-0 regular season.

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