Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 3/23/12
PHOENIX Erik Murphy was 0-for-5 shooting in the first half and looked timid after missing a pair of open 3-pointers early. Florida coach Billy Donovan, sensing Murphy's drop in confidence, lit into him at the break. Not the way you might expect. "I want you to shoot every time you're open," Donovan told Murphy. "And if I see you not shooting the ball, I'm taking you out of the game." Murphy responded in the second half, finishing with a modest seven points, including a 3-pointer that stretched Florida's lead to 43-34 their biggest lead of the game at that point with 15:15 left. But more important in Florida's 68-58 win over Marquette was the way Murphy played in other areas to impact the game. While the Gators rely on Murphy's outside shooting to create space inside, they have equally counted on his defensive presence of late. Murphy has risen to the challenge, including the tough assignment on Thursday night of often guarding Marquette's Jae Crowder. Crowder, a 6-foot-6, 23...
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