FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 25, 2012) - Myk Brown poured in a game-high 27 points, but Rollins couldn't answer a big Nova Southeastern run as the Tars fell to the Sharks 90-79 in the regular season finale Saturday.
The loss drops Rollins to 16-10 on the season and 9-7 in SSC play, while the Sharks end the regular season 13-13 overall and 7-9 in the league.
Rollins got off to a quick start and led 12-8 after five minutes of play. The teams then traded baskets until a 5-0 Tars run later in the frame put the visitors up 25-20 at the 7:13 mark.
After another small Sharks run put them ahead 32-31 with 1:48 in the half, Jeff Dirkin hit a big 3-pointer to swing the momentum in the Tars favor. The high was short lived as Tim Traversa drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer and gave NSU a 35-34 lead at intermission.
Rollins led by three, 52-49, near the midway point of the second before the Nova mounted what would become its game-clinching stretch. The Sharks went on a 12-0 run over the next four minutes and pushed the lead to 73-57 with 5:42 to play.
The Tars closed to within five at the 3:41 mark, but a Sharks conventional 3-point play and free throw shooting down the stretch seals the win for Nova.
Rollins shot 61 percent in the first half, but ended the game 45 percent (24-53) from the field. Nova Southeastern hit 63 percent in the second frame and finished the day 52 percent (28-54). Each team earned 30 rebounds.
Teddy Tassy led the Sharks with 25 points while Sean Mullan netted 19 and Shaun Pratl 16.
The Tars will host a first round Sunshine State Conference Tournament game on Wednesday, Feb. 29.