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PREVIEW: No. 6/5 Rollins On the Road to Barry Saturday

Denise Daniels
Denise Daniels

COMPLETE GAME NOTES

MATCH-UP:
No. 6/5 Rollins (7-0, 3-0 SSC) vs. Barry (5-2, 1-1 SSC)

WHEN:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 2 p.m.

WHERE:
Health & Sports Center – Miami Shores, Fla.

COVERAGE:
VIDEO: SSC Digital Network– SunshineStateConference.tv
VIDEO: GoBarryBucs.com
LIVESTATS: GoBarryBucs.com

SET-UP:
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. The Tars are coming off back-to-back wins over nationally ranked teams, beating No. 20 Caldwell in its Thanksgiving Tournament and taking a thriller over No. 17 Embry-Riddle by six on Wednesday night. The Bucs have won three-straight and are .500 in the league, coming off a thumping of Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday night. Barry was tabbed eighth in the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll while the Tars were the overwhelming favorite.

TRACKING THE TARS:
A trip to one of the toughest places to play in the league awaits Rollins after passing two home tests against ranked opponents. An early-season marquee match-up with previously unbeaten Embry-Riddle on Wednesday went the Tars way 66-60. Senior sharpshooter Julia Ingler led the way with 20 points, going 4-of-6 from long range to move into second all-time in Rollins three-pointers made. Denise Daniels added 15 points and five rebounds while Jasmine Stone scored 13. Carly McLendon was a force in the paint, grabbing 11 rebounds with three blocks and two steals. Daniels is the Tars leading scorer with 13.9 points a game. Ingler is getting 12.1 a game and is second in the conference with 18 three-pointers. Stone is scoring 9.9 points a night. McLendon is averaging a near double-double with 9.3 points and a SSC-leading 10.4 rebounds a game. The junior's 19 blocks ranks eighth-best in Division II. Rollins is the top scoring team in the SSC with 77.1 points per game while sitting third on defense, allowing just 57.9 points a night. The Tars are also the top-rebounding squad in the conference with a +11.0 rebounding margin.

TRACKING THE BUCCANEERS:   
After a tight, two-point loss at Eckerd two weeks ago, the Bucs have been on a roll, sweeping the Cesar Odio Thanksgiving Classic and then dispatching Palm Beach Atlantic 94-67 its last time out.  The Bucs shot 59 percent in the second half and hit 17 three-pointers in the win. Kiara Palmer scored 25 points and snared eight rebounds to lead the way. Harriet Swindells added 18 points off the bench and Barbara Cousino scored 16. Cousino leads Barry on the season with 16 points a game, also topping the SSC with 19 three-pointers. Palmer is scoring 15.1 a game to go along with 9.1 rebounds a night. Ida Andersson is scoring 11.4 a game. The Bucs are scoring 70.3 a game and allowing 64.3 a night. They are the top three-point shooting team in the league, hitting 39 percent from distance (72-183). So far this season, Barry is unbeaten at home.

NOTES:

  • Rollins leads the all-time series against Barry 47-20, 17-12 in Miami Shores.
  • Last year, Rollins swept the season series against Barry, with a 60-51 win in Miami Shores on Dec. 30 and a 66-59 win in Winter Park on Feb. 15.
  • In November, the Tars went 7-0 (3-0 SSC), after going 5-2 (1-2 SSC) last November. Rollins haven't been unbeaten going into December since the 2010-11 season, when the Tars were 12-0 before losing their first game on Jan. 2. The 2010-11 team finished the season 21-8 (9-7 SSC).
  • Rollins is looking to start SSC play 4-0 for the first time since 2014-15, when the Tars started 4-0 before ultimately finishing 12-4 in SSC play (22-7 overall) that year
  • Rollins is ranked No. 6 in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the D2SIDA Media Poll. Since the latest rankings came out, California (PA), who is ranked No. 4 in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll, is the only team ahead of the Tars in either poll to have lost a game.
  • Rollins WBB has a record of 805-407 since becoming an NCAA Division II varsity sport in 1970.
  • In his 32nd season as the Tars head coach, Glenn Wilkes Jr. is 692-235.
  • Julia Ingler is second in program history for made three-pointers (181), just 13 behind Tars legend Jill Razor ('97-'01). Ingler is also second all-time for 3FG attempted (495), merely one behind Kourtine Berry ('08-'12).
  • With 947 career points, Julia Ingler is merely 53 points shy of becoming the 21st women to join the 1,000-point club for the Tars.
  • Jasmine Stone has 80 career makes from beyond the arc, which ties her for 16th all-time in Tars history with Jasmine Bradley ('08-'12).
  • Carly McLendon has 127 career blocks, tying her for third in Tars history with Emmalee Schill ('11-'15). They sit behind Kim Tayrien ('85-'89) and Kirsten Dellinger ('85-'89), who each blocked 140 shots. Additionally, McLendon averages 2.0 blocks per game, which is tops its respective list. This year, McLendon has 19 blocked shots (2.71 BPG), which is seventh most among all players in NCAA Division II this year.
  • Carly McLendon holds the seventh best FG percentage (54.2%, [174-321]) in Rollins history.
  • Rollins only commits about 13.9 fouls per game, which is the 11th fewest this season in NCAA Division II. Barry commits about 14.1 fouls per game, which is 14th fewest in the country.
  • Rollins is ranked 17th in the NCAA Division II for fewest turnovers, averaging about 13.0 a game thus far.
  • With 72 shots made from beyond the arc (10.3/game), Barry sixth most 3FGM in NCAA Division II this year.

NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS:
After coming home from Barry, the Tars are off for a week before hosting Saint Leo on Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m. Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.     

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