For almost 10 minutes, an obviously undermanned Florida Gators team had a pretty good handle on Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker. Dekker had two turnovers early and the Badgers looked out of sorts. Three-pointers by Dekker on consecutive possessions finally got the 20th-ranked Badgers going in their home opener, sparking a 22-10 run in the first half that helped hand No. 11 Florida a 59-53 loss Tuesday night.
Erik Murphy tied a career-high with 24 points just days after dealing with an illness, and No. 10 Florida beat 22nd-ranked Wisconsin 74-56 on Wednesday night.