Rollins closes its 2017-18 home schedule Saturday, hosting Eckerd for senior day. The Tars are looking for a strong finish to the regular season, sitting tied for eighth in the Sunshine State Conference standings with two games left in the slate. The top eight teams at the end of the year get bids into the postseason and two wins would greatly bolster the Tars resume. With Florida Southern having already wrapped up the regular season title, Eckerd and Embry-Riddle are tied for second in the conference standings vying for the No. 2 seed in the tourney. The Tritons have won three in a row heading into Winter Park. EC has a road record of 5-4 on the season while Rollins is 10-4 at home. Head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. continues his quest for 700 wins, currently sitting at 697. The last time Rollins and Eckerd met was a back and forth overtime battle in St. Pete that went the Tritons way, 75-74.
Rollins welcomes visiting Eckerd on Saturday looking to snap a five-game losing streak and secure a spot in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. The Tars and Lynn are tied for fifth in the SSC standings and still have an outside shot at the SSC title. Barry is in the driver’s seat, a game up on second place Eckerd and Nova Southeastern, while Florida Southern is 1.5 games back. A pair of Tars wins to close the season clinch a spot in the conference tourney and could mean a first-round home game where Rollins is 11-4 on the season. Second-place Eckerd is guaranteed a spot in the postseason and heads into Winter Park 2-3 over its last five. They beat Embry-Riddle on Valentine’s Day and after playing Rollins, have games with Saint Leo and Palm Beach Atlantic on their schedule. Tars head coach Tom Klusman continues to chase 700 career victories, currently sitting at 691.
Heading into the final two weeks of the regular season, an incredible six teams still have a legitimate shot at the Sunshine State Conference title, including both Rollins and Nova Southeastern. Barry holds a one-game lead over the field with the Tars and Sharks joining Florida Southern and Lynn as teams with 10 SSC victories. The Tars are mired in a four-game losing streak while NSU is trending the other way, with a four-game winning streak heading into Wednesday’s game. The result will be a large factor in not only the SSC title hunt, but also seeding and a first-round home game in the upcoming conference tournament. Tars head coach Tom Klusman continues to chase 700 career victories, currently sitting at 691-404.
Rollins and Nova Southeastern meet Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale with both teams looking to solidify a spot in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. The Tars are in a two-way tie for sixth place while the Sharks are in a tie for eighth with the top-eight teams at the end of the regular season getting invitations into the postseason. Rollins is coming off a home win against Palm Beach Atlantic while NSU has dropped its last two, both on the road. The Tars are 2-7 away from Winter Park this season; the Sharks are 8-4 inside Rick Case Arena. Glenn Wilkes Jr. needs just three more victories to reach 700 for his career, currently sitting with a mark of 697-246.