NASHVILLE, Tenn. Erik Murphy had a big grin on his face and a guitar in his hands late Friday afternoon as he participated in a promotional video shoot with teammate Patric Young.
Murphy and Young were still sweaty and in their uniforms as they goofed around in the fog from a smoke machine shortly after Florida's 80-58 win over LSU in an SEC quarterfinal.
Murphy didn't mind lingering around as his teammates started to scatter from the locker room. Forty-eight hours earlier the senior forward had serious doubts about whether he had played his final game for the Gators.
"Nothing, barring something really crazy, is going to hold me back from playing right now,'' Murphy said. "That was a little scare, but it will take more than that."
The scare came early at practice Wednesday as the Gators worked through pick-and-roll coverage drills. Murphy felt a sharp pain in his right knee.
Immediately, he envisioned a worst-case scenario like a year ago, when he missed three games and was li...