No. 22 Wisconsin isn't built to overcome big deficits.
So when the Badgers fell behind by 19 points early in the second half at No. 10 Florida on Wednesday night, the game was essentially over.
Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren scored 11 points apiece for Wisconsin, but it wasn't enough in a 74-56 loss to the Gators.
''Sometimes you're built with more experience, slashers, more speed at certain positions,'' Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. ''There wasn't an advantage we had.''
The Badgers tried to keep up with Florida inside and out, but failed at both.
The biggest problem was containing Erik Murphy. The 6-foot-10 forward tied a career high with 24 points. He made all 10 of his shots, including several in the post and just two from 3-point range, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.
Murphy became just the fourth player in school history and 18th in Southeastern Conference history to take at least 10 shots in a game and ...