2017-18 Rollins Women's Basketball News

  • Tars Season Comes to a Close at Saint Leo
    February 24, 2018
    With a trip to the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on the line, host Saint Leo defended home court and ended Rollins season Saturday, handing the Tars a 67-55 loss.
  • PREVIEW: Tars at Lions - Win and You're In SSC Tourney
    February 23, 2018
    Rollins and Saint Leo meet Saturday night in a pseudo-playoff game with the winner grabbing a spot in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament and the loser having its season end. They last met in December with the Lions handing the Tars a 44-34 loss in Winter Park. Rollins scored nine-points and shot a season-low 20 percent in the game. The Tars were idle on Wednesday and are coming off back-to-back tough games with Nova Southeastern and SSC runner-up Eckerd a week ago. Leo had a four-game winning streak stopped by EC Wednesday night. The Tars are 34-2 all-time at the Bowman Center.
  • Eckerd Tosses Wrench in Rollins Senior Day
    February 17, 2018
    Rollins didn’t have an answer for Eckerd’s stingy defense in the second half and took a 79-62 loss on senior day.
  • PREVIEW: Tars and Tritons Battle Saturday
    February 16, 2018
    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.
  • Tars Can’t Hold Off Sharks
    February 14, 2018
    Nova Southeastern ended the game on a 15-3 run and handed Rollins a 75-66 loss on the road Wednesday.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Visit the Shark Tank Wednesday
    February 13, 2018
    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.
  • Rollins Holds On to Beat PBA
    February 10, 2018
    Rollins snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday, beating Palm Beach Atlantic 57-52 inside Warden Arena.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Welcome Sailfish for Saturday Matinee
    February 09, 2018
    With less than three weeks remaining the season, Rollins looks to snap its three-game skid Saturday hosting Palm Beach Atlantic. The Tars have slid into ninth-place in the Sunshine State Conference standings, on the outside looking in of the postseason picture. The top eight teams at season’s end earn bids into the SSC Tourney. Rollins can get back into the mix with a strong finish to it slate, starting with PBA. The Sailfish have lost their last five and are 11th in the conference, their first official season as an SSC member. PBA is searching for a first road win of the season (0-10). Rollins will look to avenge an earlier season loss in West Palm Beach where they let a fourth-quarter slip away and lose 69-61.
  • Rollins Tripped Up by No. 20 Florida Southern
    February 07, 2018
    Rollins battled Sunshine State Conference leader Florida Southern for the entire 40 minutes but came up short, falling 78-69 Wednesday night.
  • PREVIEW: Upset Minded Tars Host No. 20 Mocs
    February 06, 2018
    Rollins is set to host the hottest team in the Sunshine State Conference on Wednesday with 20th-ranked Florida Southern coming to town. The Tars have dropped their last two, both on the road, and welcome a chance to battle the Mocs in Warden Arena. The Tars are 9-3 in the friendly confines this year. As with every game in February, the contest has huge conference tournament ramifications. Rollins is tied for eighth in the standings with the top eight teams at the end of the year earning conference tournament bids. FSC leads the league by 2.5 games and has locked up a spot in the tournament. The Mocs have won 11 in a row and came in at No. 20 in the latest D2SIDA Media Poll.
  • Rollins Drops SSC Decision at Tampa
    February 03, 2018
    Rollins trailed by just three at the half and four going into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get past Tampa on the road, falling 63-54.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Visit Tampa Saturday
    February 02, 2018
    The road-weary Tars take the trip down I-4 to face Tampa Saturday to close a stretch of back-to-back away games. Rollins fell to Embry-Riddle on Wednesday and dropped into a tie for seventh in the Sunshine State Conference standings with just three weeks left in the regular season. The Tars are 1-6 away from home this season. A win over UT would be big for the Tars bid into the SSC Tournament this March. Tampa has won its last two and is fifth in the league standings, 1.5 games out of a SSC Tourney first round home game. Tampa is 12-2 at the Martinez Center this year with both losses coming to SSC foes. Rollins head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is sitting at 696 victories and needs just four more to become just the fourth head coach in Division II history with 700 wins.
  • Rollins Stifled by Embry-Riddle on the Road
    January 31, 2018
    Rollins hung with Embry-Riddle in the first half, but its offense sputtered down the stretch as the Tars lost to the Eagles 71-46 on Wednesday.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Makes Short Trip to ERAU Wednesday Night
    January 30, 2018
    Rollins visits Daytona Beach on Wednesday to meet Embry-Riddle in the first of back-to-back road games. The Tars are tied for sixth in the Sunshine State Conference standings after its convincing win over Lynn on Saturday. The win halted a three-game skid and gives the Blue and Gold momentum heading into the last month of the season. The Tars are tied with Tampa, Saturday’s opponent, for sixth-place in the conference. The top-eight teams get into the SSC Tournament with the top-four seeds hosting first round games. ERAU has won six in a row and vaulted up the SSC standings into second place, 1.5 games back of leader Florida Southern. The Eagles are 7-2 at home this season while the Tars are just 1-5 in true road games this year. Rollins head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is sitting at 696 victories and needs just four more to become just the fourth head coach in Division II history with 700 wins.
  • Rollins Gets Back to Winning Ways over Lynn
    January 27, 2018
    Rollins used a hot-shooting third quarter to beat Lynn 72-65 on Saturday and snap its three-game skid.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Welcomes Lynn to Warden Arena Saturday
    January 26, 2018
    Rollins returns to Winter Park looking to stop a three-game skid, hosting Lynn Saturday afternoon. The Tars have slid into a four-way tie for sixth in the Sunshine State Conference standings with eight games left on the regular season slate. The Blue and Gold are looking or a big bounce-back game having already beat the Fighting Knights earlier in the year. Lynn has won its last two, both close games, including a buzzer beater over Nova Southeastern on Wednesday. The Fighting Knights are part of the crowded sixth spot in the SSC with everyone chasing leader Florida Southern. Rollins is 8-3 at home this season while Lynn is just 2-7 on the road. Tars head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is j five wins away from 700 for his career, sitting with a career mark of 695-231, the fourth-most victories in Division II history.
  • Slow Start Leads to Tars Loss at Tech
    January 24, 2018
    A cold shooting first quarter put Rollins in an early hole of which they couldn’t climb out, ultimately falling to Florida Tech 64-43 on Wednesday.
  • PREVIEW: Tars at Panthers for SSC Tilt
    January 23, 2018
    Nearing the final stretch of the regular season, Rollins visits Florida Tech Wednesday looking to stop a two-game skid and get back into the mix atop the Sunshine State Conference standings. The Tars had won back-to-back games over two of the SSC’s top teams, but fell to now leader Florida Southern and contender Barry its last two outings.
  • Late Barry Run Sinks Rollins
    January 20, 2018
    Rollins led Barry early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t stop the Buccaneers down the stretch and fell 70-62 on Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Host Bucs to Start SSC Second Half
    January 19, 2018
    After a week off, Rollins is back on the court Saturday hosting Barry to start the second half of its Sunshine State Conference schedule. The Tars played the first half of the SSC slate at 5-5 and sit in a four-way tie with Tampa, Nova Southeastern and Florida Tech for fifth-place. Rollins is 8-2 at home this season and has dropped only one SSC game in Warden Arena on the year. Barry is tied for third in the league standings, two games back of leader Florida Southern. The Bucs just snapped a two-game skid with a win over Lynn on Wednesday and are 1-4 on the road this year. The game features two of the nation’s top shot blockers in the Tars Carly McLendon (53/9th in nation) and Barry’s Kiara Palmer (57/5th in the nation). The countdown to win No. 700 for Tars head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. continues as the 32-year veteran stands at 695-241.
  • McLendon Grabs 4th SSC Defensive POW Award
    January 15, 2018
    Behind another pair of dominating efforts, Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
  • Rollins Falls to Conference Leading Florida Southern
    January 13, 2018
    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.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Visits SSC Leading FSC Saturday
    January 12, 2018
    For the second-straight game and third time in two weeks, Rollins will face the Sunshine State Conference’s first place team, this time visiting Florida Southern on Saturday night. The Tars have won two straight, both big home wins over Nova Southeastern and Tampa. The defense shined in each game, holding the normally potent offenses in check. FSC was picked fifth in the SSC preseason poll, but sits atop the league at the midpoint of the conference slate. The Mocs are on a four-game winning streak after a road win at second-place Barry on Wednesday. The Tars are just 1-3 on the road this season while Southern is 5-1 in Lakeland on the year. The countdown to win No. 700 for Tars head coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is winding down as the 32-year veteran stands at 695-240.
  • Rollins Takes Down No. 23 Tampa
    January 10, 2018
    Rollins powered its way past Sunshine State Conference frontrunner No. 23 Tampa on Wednesday, posting big a 59-52 victory.
  • PREVIEW: SSC Leading No. 23 Spartans Visit Tars Wednesday
    January 09, 2018
    Coming off its first signature win of the new calendar year, Rollins next hosts Sunshine State Conference leader Tampa on Wednesday in Winter Park. The Tars were firing on all cylinders Saturday and cooled off a hot Nova Southeastern squad to snaps its three-game losing streak. The victory got Rollins to .500 in the SSC and into a very packed middle of the conference standings. Tampa has won four in a row and climbed into a three-way tie with Barry and Florida Southern for the conference lead. The Spartans lead the SSC in defense and rank 16th in the nation allowing 55.3 points a game. Rollins is 7-2 at home this season while UT is 2-1 in true road games this season.
  • Strong Finish Gets Tars Past Sharks
    January 06, 2018
    Rollins trailed by as many as 16 in the first half, but battled all the way back to post a convincing 72-66 win over Nova Southeastern on Saturday.
  • PREVIEW: Tars Host Streaking Sharks Saturday
    January 04, 2018
    Hosting for the first time in the new year, Rollins welcomes Nova Southeastern to Winter Park on Saturday looking to snap its three-game skid. The Tars fell to nationally-ranked Eckerd a week ago and dropped a road game to Palm Beach Atlantic Wednesday night. The Tars led at the half, but went ice cold from the field in the second and took the loss. NSU is streaking the other way, having won four in a row after a three-game losing streak of its own in December. The Sharks are coming off a big upset of No. 22 Eckerd on Wednesday night and jumped into second in the SSC standings. Rollins is 6-2 in Warden Arena this season while the Sharks are away from home for just the third time, splitting both games.
  • Second Half Cold Streak Dooms Tars in Loss to PBA
    January 03, 2018
    Florida’s historic cold snap crept into Rollins second half offense as the Tars couldn’t hold onto a halftime lead and lost to Palm Beach Atlantic 69-61 Wednesday night.
  • PREVIEW: Rollins Starts 2018 at PBA
    January 02, 2018
    Rollins makes the trip to Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday looking to get back to its winning ways as the calendar flips to 2018. The Tars have dropped their last two and four of the last five, including three-straight Sunshine State Conference losses. Rollins is on the road for just the fourth time this season and is 1-2 away from Winter Park. PBA officially joined the SSC over the summer and is searching for a first conference win of the year. The ‘Fish will be at home for just the third time this season and, along with Rollins are looking for a boost heading into the bulk of the Sunshine State Conference schedule over the next two months.
  • Tars Upset of No. 24 Tritons One Point Short in OT
    December 30, 2017
    Rollins battled back to force overtime and led with eight seconds left in the extra period, but No. 24 Eckerd found the go-ahead bucket in the final seconds to hand the Tars a tough 75-74 loss in overtime Saturday.
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