Florida Gators basketball postpones FAMU game, Keyontae Johnson continues to improve

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 16:00:06-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The University of Florida men’s basketball team announced the postponement of the remainder of its non-conference schedule this month on Thursday, including the game against Florida A&M University on Sunday.

"This has been an emotionally taxing time for Keyontae's family, friends and teammates," athletic director Scott Stricklin said."Our hope is that everyone impacted will take an opportunity to process those emotions and regroup ahead of the start of the new year."

The statement came as star forward Keyontae Johnson continues making progress after collapsing on the court against Florida State University last Saturday.

“Keyontae Johnson continues to show truly encouraging signs of progress as he undergoes tests and further evaluation at UF Health,” said Stricklin. “He and his family have again expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and well-wishes.”

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The Gators were scheduled to conclude the non-conference schedule with games Saturday vs. Florida Atlantic, Sunday vs. Florida A&M and Dec. 22 vs. James Madison.

The next game on Florida’s schedule is now Dec. 30 in Nashville against Vanderbilt to commence conference play.