Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy has seen the news coming out of Gainesville, but he’s not ruling out Michael Frazier II for the Rebels’ trip to Florida Thursday.
The Gators’ leading scoring has a high ankle sprain. He was 6-for-8 from 3 and had 27 points against Ole Miss in Oxford last month.
“I know Frazier’s status is up in the air, day to day. We’re obviously going to prepare as if he’s there. He’s there main scoring option, a veteran, a guy who’s made big shots for them. They got to him at the end of the shot clock. He didn’t play the whole second half of the Kentucky game. They had to adjust by spreading the floor. Their quickness … they were playing two small guards the majority of the game,” Kennedy said.
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The possible absence of Frazier doesn’t necessarily create a defensive advantage for Ole Miss, Kennedy said. That doesn’t really matter, though, since he fully expects to see him.
“The only thing I would think it would do is it’s one less guy to locate, especially when we’re in that zone. If we’re scrambling around trying to do some things in that zone in the halfcourt. You really get leery of where he is. That’s one less guy you have to locate, but we’ll prepare as if he’ll play. I’d be surprised if he didn’t.”