Spartans Welcome Mocs for Mid-Week Matchup

Spartans Welcome Mocs for Mid-Week Matchup

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's and women's basketball teams will host the Florida Southern Mocs on Wednesday starting with the women at 5:30 pm and the men at 7:30 pm.  

The Matchup (Men's): University of Tampa (15-9, 8-6 SSC) vs. Florida Southern (11-13, 8-6 SSC)

The Matchup (Women's): University of Tampa (15-7, 10-4 SSC) vs. Florida Southern (16-7, 11-3 SSC)

Date/Time (Women's): Wednesday, February 15 at 5:30 pm. 

Date/Time (Men's): Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 pm.

Location: Bob Martinez Athletics Center | Tampa, Fla.

Last Time Out (Women's): The Spartans traveled to Miami Shores to take on the Barry University Buccaneers on Saturday and came out victorious. The game started with the Spartans and the Bucs going basket-for-basket staying within three points of each other. Heading into the second quarter, the Spartans were only leading by one point. The second quarter sparked the Spartans offense as UT went on a run that would put them up 40-24 heading into half time. After half time the Bucs made an effort at closing in on the Spartans advantage but they were unsuccessful as Tampa went on to win 72-51. 

Last Time Out (Men's): The Spartans battled No. 10 Barry Bucs on Saturday in front of a crowd celebrating homecoming. The Spartans were up for the challenge as they stayed with the Bucs, never letting them get too far ahead. After half time the Spartan offense got hot as they led by as many as 10 points with 10 minutes left in the game. The Bucs made a huge effort at closing in on the Spartans lead as they closed the gap and tied the game with just three and half minutes left in the game. But the Spartans stood strong and recorded some momentus baskets that would lead to their 86-76 victory. 

About the Spartans (Women's): The Spartans are led offensively by senior de Alfredo who is first in the SSC for points per game with 15.8. She is followed by junior Karma Jeremie and Faith Sanders with 12.9 and 11.2, respectively. As a team, the Spartans are averaging 65.5 points per game and have a 48.2 field goal percentage.

About the Spartans (Men's): UT is led offensively by junior Marcel Robinson, tallying 14.8 points per game. He is followed by junior Duke Shelton and sophomore Pat Bacon, with 13.8 and 13.3 points per game, respectively. Shelton sits in first place in the SSC for rebounds with 10 per game and in second place for blocked shots with 1.3 per game. As a team, the Spartans are second in conference for field goal percentage with 48 percent.

About the Mocs (Women's): Camille Giardina leads the Mocs with 312 points averaging 13.6 per game. She is followed by Anja Fuchs-Robetin who is averaging 12.8 points per game. As a team, the Mocs are averaging 68.6 points per game, 36 rebounds per game, and shooting 43 percent from the field. 

About the Mocs (Men's): The Florida Southern Mocs are led offensively by Michael Volovic who has 367 points and is averaging 15.3 points per game. As a team, Florida Southern is shooting 45 percent from the field and collecting 38.8 rebounds per game. The Mocs have tallied 133 steals and 84.2 points per game. 

Series History (Women's): The Spartans trail the all-time series record with the Mocs with a 35-58 record. 

Series History (Men's): The Spartans trail the all-time series record with the Mocs with a 50-85 record.

Tickets: Tickets for are $5 for adults, senior citizens and coaches. Children under 12 will be admitted free. UT students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid student ID.