With its first four away from home, Rollins is set to host three games this week, starting with Tuesday’s tilt against Puerto Rico Mayaguez. The Tars are coming off a split at the Florida Tech Tipoff, falling to Clayton State and bouncing back to beat Puerto Rico Bayamon.
After playing four games over the first seven days of the season, Rollins pumps the brakes with just one game this week, hosting the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez on Tuesday. The Tars are looking to shake off back-to-back home losses and get back in the win column.
Playing in the continental U.S. for the first time this season, Rollins takes its 2-0 record to Melbourne for the Florida Tech Tip-off Friday and Saturday. The Tars will meet Clayton State to open the event, followed by a second clash with Puerto Rico Bayamon on Saturday. Rollins started its season in Puerto Rico, beating both Rio Piedras and Bayamon in convincing fashion. Led by a stifling defense, the Tars will look to down Clayton State for first time in program history as well as complete the season sweep of Bayamon. After the first week-plus of the season, Rollins is the lone school in the Sunshine State Conference with a perfect record.
Rollins was down 19 late in the second half and came screaming back to make it a four-point game in the final seconds, but the comeback ran out of time as the Tars fell to Warner 100-95 in the home opener Wednesday.
Fresh off a sweep of the South Region Tip off in Montgomery, Alabama, the Rollins men’s basketball team is set to host Warner and Lake Erie to start a five-game homestand. The Tars won their first five a year ago and went 5-2 in non-conference play. Warner brings one of the highest-scoring offenses in NAIA at more than 100 points a game to face Tom Klusman’s renowned zone defense. Lake Erie dropped its first two of the year and will travel to Sunshine State Conference member Barry after tangling with the Tars Friday night. Rollins, Florida Southern and Embry-Riddle are the only SSC teams to go 2-0 in the season’s first weekend.