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Murphy over illness, lights up Badgers

Murphy over illness, lights up Badgers

It was a migraine headache that kept Erik Murphy out of practice on Monday and put his status for Wednesday in doubt. The rest of the No. 10 Florida team might need to suffer from the same. The senior forward played his best game at Florida, tying a career high with 24 points on 10-of-10 shooting from the field while adding eight rebounds as the Gators cruised to a 74-56 win over No. 22 Wisconsin.

"He was doing everything tonight," Florida center Patric Young said. "He was Mr. Versatility – pick-and-pop, three-point line, post moves. I was impressed. I didn't even want the ball. Just keep giving it to him." That was the theme of the offseason for Erik Murphy. He shot 42.1% (59-140) from behind the three-point line last season. There was never any doubt about his shooting ability. He needed... Recommended Stories

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