SCarolina's Downey hurts ankle; expects to play

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina point guard Devan Downey
rolled his ankle during a recent practice, but is expected to play
against Florida.

Downey was kept out of practice Tuesday and wore a special boot
as a precaution. The Gamecocks face Florida on Wednesday.

Downey is averaging 30.9 points in the Gamecocks' eight
Southeastern Conference games and scored 36 in a 58-56 loss to the
Gators last month.

The senior has had to carry much of the load for South Carolina
after the team lost Dominique Archie with a knee injury and Mike
Holmes because of violations of team rules early in the season.