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No. 7 Sharks Bite Tars on the Road

Trevor Recio
Trevor Recio

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 6, 2019) – Rollins held the nation's second-highest scoring attack to well below its average, but its own offense didn't match the intensity as the Tars lost to seventh-ranked Nova Southeastern 87-58 Wednesday night. 

The Tars shot a season-low 31 percent from the field and were held under 60 points for just the second time this season. 

Trevor Recio and Hutton Yenor both scored 13 to lead the Tars. Recio also hauled in eight rebounds while Yenor, in the first start of his career, grabbed four. 

The loss is a fifth-straight for the Tars and drops them to 10th in the Sunshine State Conference standings at 3-11 in league play and 9-13 overall. 

NSU remained atop the SSC standings, improving to 18-2 overall and 12-2 in conference action.

Nick Smith and Mikkel Kolstad both hit five three-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Sharks. Mark Matthews tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

As a team, NSU drained 17-of-41 three-pointers while shooting 48 percent from the floor. The Sharks also outrebounded Rollins 44-38.

Rollins trailed by one after three minutes of play, but NSU rolled out a 17-2 run and led 22-6 by the 11:14 mark. The Tars twice cut the lead to single digits, using a pair of Yenor free throws to make the score 24-15 with 9:27 left in the half.

The Sharks hit five more from distance in the half and put Rollins in a 43-29 hole at intermission.

The Tars were outscored 21-3 over the first seven minutes of the second and fell into a 64-32 hole with 13:08 left. NSU would lead by as many as 34 and Rollins would get no closer than 25 the rest of the way.

Rollins will look to get back on track Saturday, February 9 hosting Palm Beach Atlantic in Warden Arena. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m. Fans can catch the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.

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