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Florida 4-Star Junior Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The Florida Gators mascot performing on the court during a basketball game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 26: Albert, the mascot for the Florida Gators, performs during their game against the Butler Bulldogs in the Southeast regional final of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at New Orleans Arena on March 26, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Florida basketball picked up a win over Georgia on Saturday, but lost a major contributor in the process.

Redshirt junior forward Keith Stone suffered a torn ACL in his left knee early in the second half of the 62-52 win over the Bulldogs. He will undergo surgery in the next couple of weeks, the program announced today.

Stone scored eight points in nine minutes off the bench before getting hurt. He had just checked back in to the game when he landed awkwardly defending a fast break.

The 6-foot-8, 253-pound Stone finishes the season averaging 6.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

"Keith was having a really good game," Florida head coach Mike White said. "He made an unbelievable play going left. As athletic a play as I've ever seen him make. He was gaining confidence. He came off the bench with a good attitude. Hit a 3-ball. You just hate to see guys go down."

With the win over Georgia, Florida is now 10-7 overall on the season and 2-3 in SEC play.

Their season will continue on Tuesday when Texas A&M visits Gainesville. That game will be televised at 8:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.