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Healthy bench gives Florida a lift

Injuries, suspensions and academic issues have kept the Gators from having their complete bench throughout most of this season. Saturday was a glimpse of what it can provide. Florida had its full complement of players after backup point guard Kasey Hill returned from a groin injury, and the bench outscored the LSU bench 28-2 in an 18-point win in the O'Connell Center.

The added depth allowed Billy Donovan to give his starters more of a break. The blowout score helped that, too, but he mentioned last week that the addition of Kasey Hill should help get a breather for more of the regulars. Michael Frazier was the only Florida starter to play more than 29 minutes. Four bench players -- Hill (21), Dorian Finney-Smith (18), Chris Walker (14) and DeVon Walker (1... Recommended Stories

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