Sam Philpott was named Third Team Academic All-American, it was announced by the College Sports Information Director’s of America on Tuesday.
Rollins posted one of its best defensive efforts of the season, but couldn’t get the offense to match and lost to Barry 77-62 in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
Trending upwards as the calendar flips to March, fourth-seed Rollins meets top-seed Barry Saturday in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. The Tars are looking for a second-straight trip to the SSC title game and a season-series win over the Bucs.
Rollins seniors Jeff Merton and Sam Philpott were named Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference, it was announced Thursday.
A Jeff Merton steal with 10 seconds to play proved to be the pivotal play as Rollins picked up a 78-75 win over Nova Southeastern in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
The Rollins men’s basketball team begins defense of its Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship Wednesday night in quarterfinal action with Nova Southeastern. The Tars won at Saint Leo in the season finale and benefited from upsets around the SSC to grab a first-round home game. Rollins tied with NSU and Lynn at 11-9 in league play, but earned the better seed after tiebreaking procedures were put in place. Rollins snapped its six-game losing streak against the Lions on Saturday and welcomed back leading scorer Sam Philpott from injury. NSU has dropped its last three heading into the postseason and lost is trip to Winter Park earlier this year, 81-71. The Tars and Sharks last tangled in Ft. Lauderdale on February 14 with NSU winning 90-71. Rollins is known to be dangerous in the SSC Tournament, starting its run through the 2017 postseason with a last second quarterfinal win over Lynn, eventually beating PBA for the program’s fifth title.