Florida gets Finney-Smith back just in time for UALR game

Word out of Florida this afternoon is that Gators Coach Billy Donovan has reinstated  6-8 sophomore Dorian Finney-Smith for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. Central tipoff against UALR.

Finney-Smith, who sat out last season after transferring from Virginia Tech, has not played yet this season for the Gators. He averaged 6.3 points and 7.0 rebounds during is freshman year at Virginia Tech. Of note is that Finney-Smith is apparently ill and might not play anyway.

It could have been worse for UALR. Donovan did not reinstate either 6-10 junior Damontre Harris or 6-2 senior Scottiie Wilbekin.

Without those three, Florida is 1-1 on the season after beating North Florida at home and losing on the road to Wisconsin.