Tars predicted to finish sixth in the SSC this season.
Behind another pair of dominating efforts, Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
Rollins let a late lead in regulation slip away and was forced into double overtime before finally getting past Florida Southern 117-111 on the road Saturday.
After winning two-straight, Rollins ran into the hottest team in the Sunshine State Conference on Saturday and fell to league-leading Florida Southern 80-60 on the road.
Rollins One of Five SSC Teams Represented on 2018 Preseason Top 20 Rankings
Winners of three straight and riding the momentum of a thriller over Tampa that’s making rounds on social media, Rollins next travels to Lakeland to battle arch rival Florida Southern on Saturday night. After upsetting Nova Southeastern a week ago, the Tars needed last-second heroics from senior Jeff Merton to get past Tampa by two on Wednesday. The win put Rollins into a tie with Eckerd for second place in the league standings. The Mocs have dropped their last two and are ninth at the midpoint of the SSC schedule. FSC is tough at home, going 7-2 in the Jenkins Field House while the Tars are 1-3 in true road games this season.