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Rollins and Webber Clash Tuesday

Rollins and Webber Clash Tuesday

COMPLETE GAME NOTES (.pdf)

This Week's Match-ups:
Rollins (3-2) vs. Webber International (3-6)
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Warden Arena | Winter Park, Fla.

Coverage:
WATCH: Tars Sports Network
LISTEN: 91.5 FM WPRK
LIVE STATS: TarsStats.com 

Set-up:
Coming back after a week-long layoff, Rollins is back on the court, hosting Webber International University at Warden Arena. The Tars eased past Puerto Rico Mayaguez by 28 their last time out to snap out of a two-game skid. Tuesday's game against Webber will serve as a final tune-up before opening up Sunshine State Conference play against Embry-Riddle the first week of December. Webber beat NCAA Division II West Florida in Pensacola earlier in the year and are 3-6 against fellow NAIA competition this year. They slid by St. Thomas on the road Saturday to stop a two-game slide of their own. Tuesday's game will be the 13th time the Warriors have traveled to Rollins with the Tars winning each of the previous match-ups, most recently in 2011.

Tracking the Tars:
Rollins won its first two of the season on the road, but came home and lost nail biters to Warner (100-95) and Lake Erie (85-82). A bounce-back win over Mayaguez got the Tars back on track and to a winning record. Jakobi Bonner led the way for the Tars with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Hutton Yenor netted 15 and Trevor Recio tallied 14 points and nine rebounds. Bonner is 10th in the SSC in scoring and leads the Tars with 18.4 points a game. Dayton Gumm adds 12 points a night while Recio averages 11 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds a game. Rollins is second in the SSC in scoring defense, allowing just 71.8 points a game. On offense, the Tars are putting up 78.8 a night

Tracking the Warriors:Webber dropped its first four to start the year before posting a 35-point win over Trinity College in their home opener. They then rolled off wins over Pensacola Christian and West Florida before losses to Keiser and Florida Memorial. On Saturday, the Warriors earned a 79-72 win over St. Thomas. Tommie Luke led the way with 26 points. Corey Corgin and Ariel Watson both netted 13. Luke is pumping in 21.3 points a game to lead the season box score. Watson and Corbin both average 13 with Corbin's 6.1 rebounds leading the way. WIU is scoring 85.6 a game and allowing 82 a night.

Notes:

  • Rollins is 12-0 all-time against Webber International
  • Rollins won the last meeting 75-67 in overtime on November 21, 2011. Jeremy Sharpe led the Tars with 22 points and eight rebounds.
  • Rollins was picked seventh in the Sunshine State Conference preseason poll.
  • Connor Mckim ranks 35th all-time in program scoring with 1082 points, moving past Deon Troupe the last time out.
  • Connor Mckim ranks 10th in program history with 334 assists.
  • Connor Mckim's career .822 percentage from the free throw line is 10th best in Tars history.
  • Tom Klusman has the 12th most victories (706) of active college coaches, all divisions.
  • Tom Klusman ranks third among active Division II coaches in total wins and ninth all-time.

Next up:

The Tars return to action after the Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, December 4, hosting Embry-Riddle in the SSC opener. Tip off is slated for 7:30 p.m. Fans can follow the Tars all season long on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com and locally on 91.5 FM WPRK.