Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

 

One on One with Chris Dortch: Florida’s Erik Murphy

Erik Murphy

Florida’s game with Air Force on Dec. 29 was just two or three possessions old when the collision occurred. Gator forward Erik Murphy doesn’t recall who ran into him, but he won’t soon forget the blow to his rib cage, just under his left arm. “Sharp, sharp pain,” Murphy said. During the first timeout, Murphy gobbled a couple of ibuprofen, returned to the fray and turned in one of his best games of the season—21 points, 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 2 of 3 from the 3-point line, sevenRead More


One on One with Chris Dortch: Arkansas’ Marshawn Powell

Marshawn Powell

About 14 minutes remained in Arkansas’ home game against Mississippi State on Jan. 23 when Marshawn Powell decided to liven things up a bit. After grabbing a pass from teammate Rashad Madden at half court, Powell took one hard dribble, launched his 6-foot-7, 240-pound frame into orbit just inside the free-throw line and soared over the Bulldogs’ Tyson Cunningham en route to a monstrous dunk that can best be described like this: The man’s elbow was over the rim. The Bud Walton Arena crowd erupted, just as Powell knew itRead More