Scottie Wilbekin to return for Gators

Florida will get senior guard Scottie Wilbekin back for Tuesday night's game against Kansas. Wilbekin suffered a sprained ankle against UConn on Dec. 2. AP Photo/Bill Shettle/CSM

Florida's top two guards -- Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill -- will return from ankle injuries and play against Kansas in the marquee matchup of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge on Tuesday.

Wilbekin, a senior, was injured in the final three minutes of last Monday's one-point loss at UConn. The Gators (6-2) haven't played since. Hill, a freshman, was hurt Nov. 18 and hasn't played in Florida's past five games.

Wilbekin and Hill are the No. 19 Gators' assist leaders at 5.7 and 4.3 per game, respectively. The 13th-ranked Jayhawks (6-2) are coming off a last-second loss at Colorado on Saturday.