No. 9/17 Rollins (2-0, 1-0 SSC) vs. Lynn (0-3, 0-1 SSC)
de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center – Boca Raton, Fla.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 2 p.m.
Coming off a convincing home win to start the Sunshine State Conference schedule, Rollins hits the road Saturday, visiting Lynn for its first road conference game of the year. The Tars are ranked No. 17 nationally by the coaches and No. 9 in the media poll having won the first two games of the season by an average of 39 points. The Tars high-powered offense is ranked sixth in the country while the defense is ranked 36th in Division II. Lynn has dropped its first three games of the season and will be looking to get on track against the Tars. Rollins is seeking a 10th-straight win over the Fighting Knights in the series.
TRACKING THE TARS:
A 50-point drubbing of Thomas to open the season was followed by a 93-65 home win against Florida Tech in the conference opener on Wednesday. Carly McLendon led the way for the Tars with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting while also recording eight rebounds and two blocks. Julia Ingler pumped in 17 points behind a 5-of-7 night beyond the arc. Denise Daniels added 12 points as the Tars shot 54 percent in the game. Ingler leads four Tars averaging in double figures with 14.5 points a game. Daniels is getting 13.5 points a night while McLendon averages 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks a game. Jaylyn Harrison (also 10 ppg) and Vernisha Andrews are tied for third in the SSC with 4.5 assists a game. In addition to having the top offense and third-ranked defense in the conference, the Tars rank second nationally in field goal percentage, shooting 55 percent from the floor.
TRACKING THE FIGHTING KNIGHTS:
Lynn traveled to Florence, Alabama for the season opening North Alabama tipoff tournament and fell to both Ala.-Huntsville and UNA on the trip. They returned home to host Nova Southeastern a and gave the Sharks a run before falling 70-66. Juju Uloma poured in 23 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench to lead Lynn against NSU. Paola Vazquez Concepcion is the leading scorer on the season, averaging 13.7 points a game. Uloma is getting 13 points a night while Jaylen Sniples scores 9.3 points and hands out nearly three assists a game. The Fighting Knights are sixth in the league in offense (64.3 ppg.) and 10th in scoring defense, allowing 77.3 points a game.
Rollins leads the all-time series with Lynn 38-6, including a 16-3 mark in Boca Raton. Their first meeting was an 84-78 Knights win on February 14, 1994.
Rollins has won nine-straight in the series. The Tars took the last meeting 61-50 on February 11, 2017 in Boca.
Rollins is 801-407 since becoming an NCAA Division II varsity sport in 1970.
Glenn Wilkes Jr. is 687-235 in 32 seasons as the Tars head coach.
Julia Ingler moved into third place in Tars history with 170 made three-pointers – she is nine away from Shannon Pranger for second place.
Carly McLendon's 114 blocked shots is the fifth most in program history; seven behind Ellen O'Day for fourth place.
NEXT UP FOR ROLLINS:
Rollins will host St. Thomas on Monday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m. The game was recently added as a filler for the canceled Puerto Rico Rio Piedras game earlier in the year. Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.