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Stat Comparison
Points 73 71
Assists 15 14
TO's 8 17
FG-FGA 25-57 23-51
FG% 43.9% 45.1%
3PTFG-3PTFGA 7-19 8-19
FT-FTA 16-24 17-22
RebTot 29 40
RebOff 12 15
RebDef 17 25
Blocks 4 4
Individual Leaders
Points Philpott - 21 Rogers - 27
Rebounds Philpott - 6 Kande - 12
Assists Galvis - 6 2 tied with 3

WINTER PARK, Fla.  (January 18, 2017) – Never more than a two-possession game the final 15-minutes, Rollins held on for a 73-71 victory over Lynn Wednesday in Warden Arena.

Sam Philpott pumped in 21 points to lead the Tars offense. The junior also recorded six rebounds, two assists, three blocks and two steals. Jeff Merton chipped in 10 points and five rebounds while Connor Mckim, Jack Fleming and Jakobi Bonner each netted eight.

Terrell Rogers led Lynn and all scorers with 27 points in 38 minutes of action. Marquan Botley added 14 points and Vieux Kande grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with nine points.

The win moves the Tars to 10-8 overall and 4-5 after the first half of Sunshine State Conference play. Lynn drops to 10-6, 5-4 SSC.  

•    Terrell Rogers (LU) 27 pts.
•    Sam Philpott (RC) 21 pts, 6 rbs, 3 blocks
•    Marquan Botley (LU) 14 pts.
•    Jeff Merton (RC) 10 pts., 5 rbs.
•    Joey Galvis (RC) 7 pts, 6 assists.
First Half l
Rollins came out to a sluggish start and quickly trailed Lynn 20-8 after the first seven minutes. For the second-straight game Jakobi Bonner was a spark off the bench, scoring the game’s next four points to get the Tars rolling. With Lynn leading by nine at the 7:09 mark, Rollins outscored the Fighting Knights 7-2 over the next five minutes and cut the lead to 28-23. The Tars then got as close at 30-28 in the final minutes before Lynn took a 32-28 lead into the break.     

Second Half l
Lynn went back up by as many as nine early in the second before the Tars came all the way back and tied the score 43-43 with 13:16 to play. Jeff Merton put Rollins ahead for the first time all night on the next possession before a 5-0 Lynn spurt swung momentum back the visitor’s way. The game then saw both offenses come alive with three lead changes and six ties over the next eight minutes. Neither team would lead by more than three during the span. Rollins took a 68-65 advantage after a driving Connor Mckim layup at the 2:19 mark and Jack Fleming made it a five-point spread on the Tars next possession. With less than a minute to play, Botley and Juwan Frazier scored back-to-back buckets to cut into the Tars lead 70-69 with 22 ticks left. Joey Galvis made good on a pair from the line, pushing to Tars lead to 72-69. After a foul, Terrell Rogers hit a pair from the line and Lynn quickly fouled. Galvis made 1-of-2 at the stripe, but Lynn wasn’t able to get a shot off in the final seconds as the Tars picked up a second-straight victory.   

•    Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 25-57 (44 percent); Lynn 23-51 (45 percent)
•    3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 7-19 (37 percent); Lynn 8-19 (42 percent)
•    Free-throws: Rollins 16-24 (67 percent); Lynn 17-22 (77 percent)
•    Rebounding: Rollins 29, Lynn 40
•    Turnovers: Rollins 8, Lynn 17
•    Rollins Rollins led 34-28 on points in the paint and 21-11 in points off turnovers.
•    Blake Admire was 3-of-3 from the field for six points in nine minutes.
•    The game saw eight ties and seven lead changes, all in the second half.

•    Rollins now leads the all-time series with Lynn 26-15.   
•    Sam Philpott set a new career-high with three blocks.
•    Rollins eight turnovers was a season-low.
•    Joey Galvis tied a career-high with six assists.
•    Rollins played its eighth different starting line-up of the season.
•    Rollins is now 995-777 in the modern era of men’s basketball (1950)
•    Tom Klusman is now 663-390 all-time.

Rollins is back in action on Saturday, January 21 hosting Florida Tech at 4 p.m.. Fans can follow the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.