Florida will be without two starters against Missouri


Florida head coach Billy Donovan announced on a Monday morning teleconference that Dorian Finney-Smith and Michael Frazier will both be out of the lineup on Tuesday when the Gators take on Missouri.

Finney-Smith was suspended by Donovan for a violation of team rules. He has already missed games against Vanderbilt and LSU, and he will be reevaluated before Saturday’s game against Tennessee.

Frazier has been out of the lineup since suffering a high-ankle sprain in February 7th’s loss to Kentucky. This will be the fifth straight game that he has missed.

Finney Smith is averaging 12.9 points and 5.8 boards this season. Frazier is Florida’s leading scorer at 13.2 points.

The Gators have had terrible luck this season, sitting at 13-14 overall and 6-8 in the SEC. They need to win the automatic bid to get an invite to the NCAA tournament.