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Florida Vs. LSU Recap: Balanced Attack Leads Gators To 76-64 Victory

Want a weird win? Florida's 76-64 triumph over LSU on Saturday night qualifies.

Five Gators finished in double figures ... but Erik Murphy led Florida with 15 points. Patric Young came off the bench ... but made all three of his shots and both of his free throws ... and scored six of his eight points in a personal 6-0 run early in the first half. Erving Walker had 12 points and moved up to seventh all-time in scoring at Florida ... but made just one three. Kenny Boynton scored 11 points ... but made no threes, snapping a 34-game streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer that was the second-longest in Florida history.

And, most surprisingly, the Gators' normally fantastic outside shooting just wasn't there: Murphy made three threes, but Boynton and Walker combined for one on 10 attempts, and the Gators finished seven-for-21 from distance. They made up for it by going an insane 20-for-27 on their two-point field goals, but this is not the way Florida typically wins, and it certainly shouldn't be considered a blueprint, despite this game seeming more or less in hand throughout.

I wouldn't count on seeing Florida take a hands-off approach to a player like LSU's Justin Hamilton, who scored 28 points to lead all scorers, either. But, then, I don't know whether Florida is the team it wants to be with Young dealing with a nagging ankle injury and Murphy still recovering from his own knee injury. Once upon a time, I was more sure about this team. Now, I don't know.