2017-18 Rollins Women's Basketball News

  • PREVIEW: Tars Host Bucs to Start SSC Second Half
    January 19, 2018
    After a week off, Rollins is back on the court Saturday hosting Barry to start the second half of its Sunshine State Conference schedule. The Tars played the first half of the SSC slate at 5-5 and sit in a four-way tie with Tampa, Nova Southeastern and Florida Tech for fifth-place. Rollins is 8-2 at home this season and has dropped only one SSC game in Warden Arena on the year. Barry is tied for third in the league standings, two games back of leader Florida Southern. The Bucs just snapped a two-game skid with a win over Lynn on Wednesday and are 1-4 on the road this year. The game features two of the nation’s top shot blockers in the Tars Carly McLendon (53/9th in nation) and Barry’s Kiara Palmer (57/5th in the nation). The countdown to win No. 700 for Tars head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. continues as the 32-year veteran stands at 695-241.
  • McLendon Grabs 4th SSC Defensive POW Award
    January 15, 2018
    Behind another pair of dominating efforts, Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
  • Rollins Falls to Conference Leading Florida Southern
    January 13, 2018
    After winning two-straight, Rollins ran into the hottest team in the Sunshine State Conference on Saturday and fell to league-leading Florida Southern 80-60 on the road.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Visits SSC Leading FSC Saturday
    January 12, 2018
    For the second-straight game and third time in two weeks, Rollins will face the Sunshine State Conference’s first place team, this time visiting Florida Southern on Saturday night. The Tars have won two straight, both big home wins over Nova Southeastern and Tampa. The defense shined in each game, holding the normally potent offenses in check. FSC was picked fifth in the SSC preseason poll, but sits atop the league at the midpoint of the conference slate. The Mocs are on a four-game winning streak after a road win at second-place Barry on Wednesday. The Tars are just 1-3 on the road this season while Southern is 5-1 in Lakeland on the year. The countdown to win No. 700 for Tars head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is winding down as the 32-year veteran stands at 695-240.
  • Rollins Takes Down No. 23 Tampa
    January 10, 2018
    Rollins powered its way past Sunshine State Conference frontrunner No. 23 Tampa on Wednesday, posting big a 59-52 victory.
  • PREVIEW: SSC Leading No. 23 Spartans Visit Tars Wednesday
    January 09, 2018
    Coming off its first signature win of the new calendar year, Rollins next hosts Sunshine State Conference leader Tampa on Wednesday in Winter Park. The Tars were firing on all cylinders Saturday and cooled off a hot Nova Southeastern squad to snaps its three-game losing streak. The victory got Rollins to .500 in the SSC and into a very packed middle of the conference standings. Tampa has won four in a row and climbed into a three-way tie with Barry and Florida Southern for the conference lead. The Spartans lead the SSC in defense and rank 16th in the nation allowing 55.3 points a game. Rollins is 7-2 at home this season while UT is 2-1 in true road games this season.
  • Strong Finish Gets Tars Past Sharks
    January 06, 2018
    Rollins trailed by as many as 16 in the first half, but battled all the way back to post a convincing 72-66 win over Nova Southeastern on Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Host Streaking Sharks Saturday
    January 04, 2018
    Hosting for the first time in the new year, Rollins welcomes Nova Southeastern to Winter Park on Saturday looking to snap its three-game skid. The Tars fell to nationally-ranked Eckerd a week ago and dropped a road game to Palm Beach Atlantic Wednesday night. The Tars led at the half, but went ice cold from the field in the second and took the loss. NSU is streaking the other way, having won four in a row after a three-game losing streak of its own in December. The Sharks are coming off a big upset of No. 22 Eckerd on Wednesday night and jumped into second in the SSC standings. Rollins is 6-2 in Warden Arena this season while the Sharks are away from home for just the third time, splitting both games.
  • Second Half Cold Streak Dooms Tars in Loss to PBA
    January 03, 2018
    Florida’s historic cold snap crept into Rollins second half offense as the Tars couldn’t hold onto a halftime lead and lost to Palm Beach Atlantic 69-61 Wednesday night.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Starts 2018 at PBA
    January 02, 2018
    Rollins makes the trip to Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday looking to get back to its winning ways as the calendar flips to 2018. The Tars have dropped their last two and four of the last five, including three-straight Sunshine State Conference losses. Rollins is on the road for just the fourth time this season and is 1-2 away from Winter Park. PBA officially joined the SSC over the summer and is searching for a first conference win of the year. The ‘Fish will be at home for just the third time this season and, along with Rollins are looking for a boost heading into the bulk of the Sunshine State Conference schedule over the next two months.
  • Tars Upset of No. 24 Tritons One Point Short in OT
    December 30, 2017
    Rollins battled back to force overtime and led with eight seconds left in the extra period, but No. 24 Eckerd found the go-ahead bucket in the final seconds to hand the Tars a tough 75-74 loss in overtime Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Visits No. 24 Eckerd Saturday
    December 28, 2017
    Rollins comes back from a 12-day holiday break to face 24th-ranked Eckerd on the road Saturday in Sunshine State Conference play. The Tars are looking to close a tough December on a high note, dropping three of four games at the beginning of the month. Rollins is in a group of three schools tied for fourth in the SSC standings, a game back of the leaders. The Tars were 7-4 at the same point last season and ended the year third in the SSC before posting an incredible run to the NCAA Sweet 16. Eckerd is the team everyone is chasing at 4-1 in league play and recently ranked No. 24 in the D2SIDA national media ranking. The Tritons lost their SSC opener to Tampa and have since rolled off four convincing wins in conference. Eckerd will be hosting its 10th home game of the year while the Tars are playing just a second true road game this season.
  • Ingler & McLendon Notch Milestones As Tars Struggle Against Lady Rams
    December 18, 2017
    Both Ingler and McLendon set career milestones.
  • PREVIEW: No. 25 Rollins Closes NonConference Slate with Albany St.
    December 17, 2017
    The 25th-ranked Rollins women’s basketball team closes out its nonconference schedule hosting Albany State on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Warden Arena. The Tars are coming off a big win over Miles on Saturday and look to make it two in a row before the holiday break.
  • Tars Rebound Against Golden Bears
    December 16, 2017
    Led by 18 from Julia Ingler and a double-double from Carly McLendon the Tars dispatch SIAC opponent Miles.
  • PREVIEW: No. 25 Rollins Back in Action Against Miles
    December 15, 2017
    Rollins comes out of Finals Week looking to stop a two-game skid by hosting Miles in a key South Region match-up. The Tars lost at Barry and then dropped its last game to Saint Leo, falling to 3-2 in the Sunshine State Conference.
  • McLendon Grabs SSC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
    December 11, 2017
    For the third time this season and eighth of her career, Rollins junior Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
  • Rollins Stunned by Saint Leo
    December 09, 2017
    Rollins offense had its lowest scoring output in more than a decade and took a second-straight loss, falling 44-34 to Saint Leo on Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Set for 3PM Clash with Saint Leo Saturday
    December 08, 2017
    After a week off since its first loss of the year at Barry, Rollins gets a visit from Saint Leo looking for a bounce back Sunshine State Conference victory. The Tars potent offense couldn’t get into a groove against the Bucs and were held to 17 points below their season average. Despite the setback, Rollins still checked in at No. 12 in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll and No. 8 in the D2SIDA Media Poll. In the SSC standings, the Tars are tied with Eckerd, Tampa and Embry-Riddle for first place, all with 3-1 records. The Lions have won two straight, beating Palm Beach Atlantic 54-46 last weekend and taking down Ave Maria 65-56 on Tuesday. Saint Leo is last in the league in scoring margin (-13.3) while the Tars top the SSC, outscoring teams by 14.6 a game
  • Rollins Takes Slight Slide in National Poll
    December 05, 2017
    After splitting two games last week, Rollins took a slight fall in both NCAA Division II National Rankings, it was released Tuesday.
  • McLendon Earns Another SSC Defensive Player of the Week Nod
    December 04, 2017
    Rollins junior shot-blocking specialist Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday. The award is her second of the season and seventh of her career.
  • No. 5 Rollins Upset by Barry on the Road
    December 02, 2017
    Rollins had its seven-game winning streak to start the season halted by Barry 78-60 on the road Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: No. 6/5 Rollins On the Road to Barry Saturday
    December 01, 2017
    One of just 24 undefeated teams left in Division II, the sixth-ranked Rollins women’s basketball team travels to Miami Shores to face Barry at 2 p.m.
  • No. 5 Rollins Beats No. 17 Embry-Riddle to Stay Undefeated
    November 29, 2017
    Playing a second nationally ranked opponent in as many games, fifth-ranked Rollins again past the test with a 66-60 victory over 17th-ranked Embry-Riddle.
  • Rollins Moves Up in National Rankings
    November 28, 2017
    Fresh off a win over then 20th-ranked Caldwell, Rollins moved up one spot in the WBCA Division II Coaches poll to No. 6 and held steady at No. 5 in the D2SIDA Media ranking, it was released Tuesday.
  • PREVIEW: Nationally Ranked Tars and Eagles Battle Wednesday
    November 28, 2017
    Rollins and Embry-Riddle are the only two unbeaten teams left in the Sunshine State Conference
  • Tars Post Statement Win over Caldwell
    November 25, 2017
    Playing a ranked team for the first time this season, Rollins posted a convincing 80-59 win over Caldwell to close the Tars Thanksgiving Classic.
  • Strong Finish Gets Rollins Past Talladega
    November 24, 2017
    Rollins used a strong fourth quarter to hold off pesky Talladega 80-66 Friday in the opening game of the Tars Thanksgiving Classic
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Set to Host 2017 Thanksgiving Classic
    November 23, 2017
    Rollins will face Talladega and Caldwell in its annual Thanksgiving Tournament.
  • Rollins Makes Big Leap in Division II National Rankings
    November 21, 2017
    Rollins ranked No. 7 by the coaches and No. 5 in the nation by the media in the latest Division II polls.
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