Alabama Coach Anthony Grant said Trevor Releford and Andrew Steele will "most likely" return from suspension against No. 14 Florida.
He said leading scorers JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell won't be back for Tuesday night's game.
Grant suspended Green, Releford and Steele indefinitely before Saturday's loss at LSU. That was also the second game of Mitchell's suspension.
That left the Tide without players responsible for 69 percent of its scoring, 57 percent of rebounding and 54 percent of assists even after that game.
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Grant said his decision to hold the players out had much to do with trying to build "the values and standards that you want your team to represent."
Pressure on Illini coach
Illinois Athletics Director Mike Thomas is about to start raising money to renovate Assembly Hall even as grumbling fans want him to fire men's basketball coach Bruce Weber. Illinois has lost six of its last seven games.
Thomas said he will evaluate Weber at the end of the season.
Weber is among Illinois' winningest coaches. His team played in the national championship game in 2005.
UConn's academic issues
Connecticut's new athletics director said the academic problems with the men's basketball team do not define the school.
Warde Manuel, who had served as the University at Buffalo's athletics director since 2005, officially starts his new job March 19.
"UConn is home to 22 different sports played by hundreds of student athletes, consistently wins Big East and conference championships and consistently competes and wins national championships," he said. "A low APR from two years doesn't define a program, an athletic department or a university. It's a hurdle, not a mountain."
No. 9 Baylor 79, Iowa St. 64: Perry Jones III rediscovered his shooting touch with 18 points and Baylor rebounded from consecutive losses with a victory over Iowa State in Waco, Texas.
Freshman Quincy Miller added 16 points for the Bears, while Anthony Jones had 12 points and Quincy Acy 11.
Morehead St. 79, Jacksonville St. 60: Morehead State forced 21 Jacksonville State turnovers on the way to a victory.
Senior guard Linda Dixon led MSU with 17 points and a career-high six assists. Almesha Jones and senior guard Courtney Lumpkin scored 14 points each. Ashar Harris had 10 points and nine boards, eclipsing the 300-rebound plateau for the third straight season.