No. 9 Florida had no problem dismantling South Carolina in its SEC opener, but a scary moment near the end marred what was been a routine victory.
With less than three minutes to go and Florida well on its way to a 74-58 win, Scottie Wilbekin suffered an ankle injury and needed to be helped off the court.
Patric Young terms Wilbekin injury as minor" ankle sprain 'we think he's going to be alright."— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) January 9, 2014
Florida returns to the court Saturday at Arkansas, giving Wilbekin three days to recover.
Wilbekin finished with a game-high 17 points, while Young and Casey Prather added 13 points apiece. As a team, Florida shot 57.8 percent from the field and forced 21 South Carolina turnovers.
The Gators have now won sixth straight games, last falling on a buzzer-beater to UConn over a month ago.