National Basketball Association
Florida 74, Wisconsin 56
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Where: Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
Officials: # Terry Moore, # Mike Roberts, # Ted Valentine
Attendance: 9614

No. 10 Florida 74, No. 20 Wisconsin 56: Erik Murphy scored 24 points to equal a career high, and the homestanding Gators turned back the Badgers.

Murphy was questionable to play after missing Tuesday's practice with the flu, but went out and made every field goal (10) and free throw (2) he attempted. Mike Rosario added 15 points for Florida (2-0). Kenny Boynton contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three assists while filling in again at point guard with Scottie Wilbekin suspended.

Jared Berggren and Sam Dekker scored 11 points apiece to lead Wisconsin (1-1), which trailed from wire to wire. The Badgers gave up 70-plus points only twice last season while leading Division I in scoring defense at 53.2 points per game.

Florida shot well enough to defuse any defense, shooting 61.9 percent from the field. The Gators were even better in the first half, making 18 of 24 shots. Florida also hit its first 15 free throws en route to a 16 of 20 effort at the line and outrebounded the Badgers 39-21.

Wisconsin, meanwhile, missed its first eight shots from the field before Berggren's jumper just inside the 15-minute mark of the first half. By then Florida had taken a 9-0 lead. The Badgers never got closer than four the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida played without PF Casey Prather (concussion). ... Gators freshman Braxton Ogbueze got some time running the point in relief of Boynton. ... The Gators committed 20 turnovers. ... Wisconsin was content to play a perimeter game. The Badgers attempted 59 field goals, 24 of which came from 3-point range. Only seven of the long-distance shots fell.
Top Game Performances
Wisconsin   Florida
Jared Berggren 11 Scoring Erik Murphy 24
Sam Dekker 3 Assists Mike Rosario 4
Jared Berggren 6 Rebounds Erik Murphy 8
Jared Berggren 2 Free Throws Made Will Yeguete 5
Ryan Evans 3 Steals Michael Frazier II 1
Jared Berggren 1 Blocks Erik Murphy 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Wisconsin 56 35.6 7-24 7-14 12 21 1 11 10
Florida 74 61.9 6-12 16-20 9 39 2 2 20