No. 10 Florida 74, No. 22 Wisconsin 56
Erik Murphy tied a career high with 24 points just days after dealing with an illness, and host Florida beat Wisconsin on Wednesday night.
Murphy made all 10 of his shots, including two from 3-point range, as the short-handed Gators enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the night. He also had seven rebounds.
Mike Rosario added 15 points, four rebounds and four assists for Florida (2-0), and Kenny Boynton chipped in 10.
The Gators, playing without point guard Scottie Wilbekin (suspension) and forward Casey Prather (concussion), essentially won the game with fast starts in both halves. Florida scored the first nine points of the game and the first seven after intermission.
The Badgers (1-1), meanwhile, came out flat, missing their first six shots — including five from behind the arc.
No. 15 Creighton 77, Alabama-Birmingham 60
Josh Jones scored all 18 of his points in the second half to compensate for Doug McDermott’s quiet night in host Creighton’s victory over Alabama-Birmingham.
Jones matched his career high with four 3-pointers. The backup guard made two during a personal 10-0 run that tied it 45 and two more during a 15-0 spurt that finished off the Blazers (1-1).
McDermott, the returning first-team All-American, got into early foul trouble and finished with five points.