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(RNN) - Scottie Wilbekin and Kasey Hill will return to action for Florida (6-2) when the Gators take on Kansas in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Tuesday night. The Game will take place at 6 p.m. at Gainesville's Allen Fieldhouse and will air on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

UF's two top guards both suffered ankle injuries.

Wilbekin got hurt last Monday, Nov. 2 in a game against Connecticut and Hill has missed five games since he went down on Nov. 18. The Gator guards lead the team in assists: Wilbekin averages 5.7 and Hill 4.3 per game.

The Gators had a four-game win streak before losing to UConn. They are averaging 72.4 points and allowing just 60.9 per game.

Senior F Casey Prather leads the team with 19.1 points per game and averages a second-on-the-team 5.8 boards. Michael Frazier II has 13.5 points per game and leads in three-point goals with 23.

Both teams are coming off close losses. Florida has not played since the 1-point, last-second  loss at UConn.  KU (6-2) is ranked No. 6 in the nation after coming off a 75-72 loss at Colorado.

Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins scored 22 against Colorado and lead the team in scoring with just over 15 points per game. Perry Ellis, a forward, has 6.8 rebounds per game to lead the team, and is averaging 14.5 points shooting 60 percent from the floor.

The Big 12 leads the Challenge 6-2.

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