Rollins
Rollins
86   -
67
Nova SE
Stat Comparison
CATEGORY ROLLINS NSU
Points 86 67
Assists 24 15
TO's 9 22
FG-FGA 27-59 23-51
FG% 45.8% 44.1%
3PTFG-3PTFGA 12-32 9-27
FT-FTA 20-23 12-19
RebTot 28 37
RebOff 7 11
RebDef 21 26
Blocks 2 0
Individual Leaders
CATEGORY ROLLINS NSU
Points Fleming - 16 Gibson - 24
Rebounds Merton - 6 2 tied with 8
Assists 2 tied with 6 Stookey - 5

WINTER PARK, Fla.  (February 8, 2017) – Rollins got back to its winning ways Wednesday with an 86-67 win over Nova Southeastern.

The Tars moved into third place in the SSC standings, two back of Eckerd and three behind Barry with four games left in the regular season.

Jack Fleming was 4-for-8 from three-point range and hit all four free throws to lead Rollins (14-10, 8-6) with 16 points. Eric Castaneda netted 14 and Sam Philpott scored 13. Jakobi Bonner also added a spark off the bench with 10 points.

Nova Southeastern (5-17, 2-13 SSC) got a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds from Dwayne Gibson. Harrison Goodrick added 15 points and eight rebounds while Troy Speakers scored 12.  

Rollins bench was stellar, outscoring NSU 60-7 on the night.  

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
•    Dwayne Gibson (NSU) 24 pts, 8 rbs.
•    Jack Fleming (RC) 14 pts.
•    Harrison Goodrick (NSU) 15 pts, 8 rbs.
•    Eric Castaneda (RC) 14 pts.
•    Sam Philpott (RC) 13 pts.
•    Troy Spears (NSU) 12 pts.

HIGHLIGHTS AND HALF-BY-HALF ANALYSIS
First Half l
The Tars defense held the Sharks in check to start as Rollins jumped out to an 11-2 lead after the first nine minutes. NSU went just 1-for-9 with six turnovers to start the game. Castaneda hit back-to-back three pointers to push the Tars lead to 29-14 with five minutes left in the half. The lead was as many as 19 in the first with a Connor Mckim three-pointer putting the Tars up 45-26 at intermission.  

Second Half l
NSU wouldn’t let the Tars run away in the second and closed to within 68-55 with 6:45 to play. Rollins then squashed any attempted at a Sharks comeback and went up 78-56 behind the three-point shooting of Fleming. The Tars would go on to lead by as many as 23 late in the game.      

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
•    Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 27-59 (46 percent) NSU 23-51 (45 percent)
•    3-point Field Goal Shooting: Rollins 12-32 (38 percent) NSU 9-27 (33 percent)
•    Free-throws: Rollins 20-23 (87 percent) NSU 12-19 (63 percent)
•    Rebounding: Rollins 28, NSU 37
•    Turnovers: Rollins 9, NSU 22
•    Rollins never trailed in the game.    

GAME NOTES
•    Rollins improves to 33-11 all-time against NSU and avenges a loss to the Sharks earlier in the season.
•    Rollins basketball is 999-778 in the modern era (since 1950)
•    Rollins had its second-best night of the season at the free throw line, hitting 87 percent.
•    Rollins is tied with Florida Southern for third in the SSC standings, two games back of Eckerd and three behind Barry.  
•    Tom Klusman is now 667-392 in 37 years as the Tars head coach.  

NEXT UP FOR THE TARS
Rollins is on the road Saturday, February 11 facing Lynn. Tip off is slated for 4 p.m. in Boca Raton. Fans can follow the action live on the Geico Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.