Miami Shores, Fla. - (December 30, 2016) – Rollins met a third-straight nationally ranked opponent Friday – this time No. 10 Barry – and had the same result of the first two, falling 90-70 to the Buccaneers.
Sawyer Glick was the high-scorer for Barry, pouring in 27 points after a 7-of-14 night beyond the arc. Adrian Gonzales chipped in 21 points and Elvar Fridriksson handed out 10 assists.
The loss drops the Tars to 7-6 on the year and 1-3 in Sunshine State Conference play. League-leading Barry improves to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. STANDOUT PERFORMERS • Sayer Glick (BU) 27 pts, 7-14 3FG • Adrian Gonzalez (BU) 21 pts, 10-15 FG • Eric Castaneda (RC) 14 pts, 4 rbs. • Connor Mckim (RC) 13 pts. • Sam Philpott (RC) 10 pts, 4 rbs, 4 assist • Joey Galvis (RC) 10 pts
HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF-BY-HALF ANALYSIS First Half l Mckim drained a three-pointer on the Tars first possession to start the scoring but the Bucs came firing back and eventually knotted the score 8-8 after the first five minutes. Three-straight Glick triples nudged the Bucs ahead by nine before a quick 9-2 Tars run closed the gap to 22-20 midway through the first, capped with a Castaneda three-pointer. Barry continued to stay hot and the Tars fell off the pace, dropping into a 51-34 hole at halftime.
Second Half l Barry started the second on a 9-0 run and posted a 60-34 lead with 17:23 to play. Rollins found itself down 31 at the 12:19 mark, 70-39. The Tars then chipped away at the deficit the rest of the way, getting as close as 20 in the final seconds. INSIDE THE BOX SCORE • Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 20-51 (39 percent); Barry 34-70 (49 percent) • 3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 11-29 (38 percent); Barry 14-36 (39 percent) • Free-throws: Rollins 19-28 (68 percent); Barry 8-12 (67 percent) • Rebounding: Rollins 28, Barry 42 • Turnovers: Rollins 16, Barry 16 • The Tars were outgained 23-0 in fast break points.
GAME NOTES • Rollins falls to 46-23 all-time against Barry and has now dropped their last three to the Bucs. • Barry is ranked No. 10 in the D2SIDA Media Poll and No. 14 in the NABC Coaches Poll. • Rollins is on a three-game losing streak for the first time since late 2015, culminating with a loss to Barry. The Tars then went on to win eight of the next 10 • Eric Castaneda led Rollins in scoring in a game for the first time this season.
NEXT UP FOR THE TARS Rollins returns to Winter Park for a pair to turn the page on 2017. The Tars first host Tampa on Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and then Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. Fans can catch all the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.
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