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Gator Hoops Gets Good News, Thursday Sports News and Notes…

Good news for the Gator men’s basketball team, SEC hoops round up, Gator softball and more in our Thursday Sports News and Notes…

** According to Gatorzone.com, the Gator men’s basketball team will have injured players Will Yeguete, Michael Frazier II and Casey Prather all cleared for practice today. This means there’s a good chance all could play Saturday when Florida hosts Alabama in a key SEC matchup.

** Alabama has dismissed the four freshmen football players who were arrested on various charges a while back; a judicial review of the incidents determined that the students should be dismissed from school.

** In SEC men’s hoops, Kentucky is only one game behind Florida in the league race after beating Mississippi State 85-55. Ole Miss beat Texas A&M 832-73; Vanderbilt nipped Georgia 63-62 and LSU topped Arkansas 65-60. Missouri and South Carolina play tonight.

** The San Francisco 49ers trade quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City for a second round pick and a later conditional draft choice.

** The Gator softball team is now 17-1 after rallying to defeat USF 3-1 Wednesday. Florida hosts a tournament this weekend.

** After winning its last time out, the Orlando Magic go back to its losing ways, dropping a 125-101 decision to Sacramento. The Magic have lost 29 of its last 33 games.

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