Saturday, December 4, 2021

Dupays status uncertain for battle against cagers

Florida head coach Billy Donovan said Monday he still doesn’t know if point guard Teddy Dupay will play versus MSU at the Breslin Student Events Center on Wednesday.

Dupay, a 5-foot-11 junior, was suspended late last week for violating unspecified team rules.

Donovan said he’ll decide after practice today if Dupay will accompany the team to East Lansing.

“Teddy is back in practice, but it’s still up in the air whether he will play versus Michigan State,” Donovan said.

Dupay sat out Florida’s 83-76 victory over DePaul on Saturday.

In two games, he’s averaging 22 points and 4.5 assists per game.

Dupay was in the middle of controversy last April when MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves injured his ankle in the championship game after he got tangled up with Dupay.

Donovan said Dupay’s lack of popularity in East Lansing won’t play into his decision on whether to play him.

“Teddy didn’t try in any way to hurt Mateen,” Donovan said. “The last thing he’d ever want to do is hurt another player.”

JEFF KARZEN

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