Found February 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Erik Murphy scored 19 points and was instrumental on the defensive end, helping No. 4 Florida beat 16th-ranked Mississippi 78-64 Saturday night. Murphy made 7 of 8 shots, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and added six rebounds and four assists. Defensively, he took a charge, had a block and altered several shots in the paint. Pat Young added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Gators, who won their 10th consecutive game. Mike Rosario (14 points) and Scottie Wilbekin (13) also reached double figures. Kenny Boynton had nine points and 10 assists, just shy of his first double-double. Marshall Henderson, the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer, led the Rebels (17-4, 6-2) with 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Henderson was 7 of 11 from behind the arc, hitting several shots with defenders in his face. The Gators (18-2, 8-0) won their first seven conference games by an average of 28.3 points, and this one looked as though it would be another rout -- ...
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