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Gators top Southern despite losing Hill

No. 16 Florida won their third game, but it came at the cost of losing point guard Kasey Hill. No. 16 Florida won their third game, but it came at the cost of losing point guard Kasey Hill.

GAINESVILLE, FL (RNN) - No. 16 Florida beat Southern 67-53 but lost a point guard in the process.

Freshman Kasey Hill, who was averaging about 10 points per game, suffered a sprained ankle early in the second half and had to be helped off the court. He did not return to the game.

The Gators (3-1) scored on 24 of their 60 attempted field goals and six of their 20 attempted 3-pointers. Patric Young led with a season-high 12 points, and Casey Prather had nine rebounds and four assists.

Florida led the Jaguars (1-4) 35-19 at the half, but Southern outscored the Gators in the second half, 34-32. The Jaguars had some trouble landing 3-pointers, however, only making three of their 16 attempts.

Florida will host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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