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Chomping at Bits: Florida men’s basketball returns tonight

The Gators end a ten-day hiatus with a home date with Mercer.

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Gators eager to get back on court, face Mercer tonight: It’s been ten days since Florida’s last game. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Men’s basketball injury update: Gorjok Gak is still recovering from offseason knee surgery. Dontay Bassett (hyperextended knee) and Deaundrae Ballard (concussion) have not practiced and are questionable tonight. (Bob Redman, 247Sports)

On the scheduling situation with UCF and UF: The Gators are within reason to want to play in a way which benefits them and the Knights naturally want to change a system that works against them. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country) But if UCF just wants a chance to prove itself, why not take the two-for-one deal? (Neil Blackmon, Saturday Down South)

Observations from Florida’s open practices: Notes from Saturday and Sunday. (Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Locker room renovations to begin this offseason: Though construction on the new football facility is delayed, Florida will get to work renovating the current locker room underneath the south end of the stadium. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Feleipe Franks continues to grow: Florida’s starting QB gets another shot at Michigan. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

2020 safety Rashad Torrence commits to Gators: The four-star is the seventh commitment in the 2020 class. (Blake Alderman, 247Sports; Joseph Hastings, Rivals)

Recruiting battles Florida hopes to win: The Gators are in good position with four of the five prospects named. (Neil Blackmon, Saturday Down South)