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Murphy fights through the pain

Murphy fights through the pain

Erik Murphy has done it multiple times this season. When Florida head coach Billy Donovan lists him as questionable for a game, the senior forward puts together a strong performance. He did it again on Wednesday. Murphy was listed as doubtful on Monday with fractured ribs, but he fought through the pain to give the Gators 11 points while opening conference play with a 77-44 win over Georgia.

The fractured ribs kept Murphy from playing on Sunday against Yale, despite it being a homecoming game for him just an hour away from his hometown with "buses" of family and friends in attendance. But it couldn't keep him out of the Southeastern Conference opener. He didn't start the game, allowing junior forward Casey Prather to start for the first time since February 24, 2011, but Murphy... Recommended Stories

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