Spartans Fall in SSC Conference Matchup

Spartans Fall in SSC Conference Matchup

TAMPA, Fla. –  The University of Tampa men's basketball team falls to Rollins College in low scoring matchup.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:

Final Score: Rollins 58, Tampa 47

Records: Rollins College Tars (5-3, 1-1 SSC), University of Tampa Spartans (2-7, 0-3 SSC),

Location: Tampa, Fla. || Bob Martinez Athletics Center

All-Time Series: Tampa still leads the all-time series 67-37 but lost three-game winning streak against Rollins.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

1st Half |Both teams came out slow, with Rollins leading 5-4 after just five minutes. Tampa shot a low 31.3% in the half and had five turnovers. Martin Lakovic was the Spartans leading scorer with eight points. Lakovic also led the Spartans in rebounds snagging seven. Rollins forward Brooks Cluxton and guard Hutton Yenor each had 11 points for the Tars shooting a combined 9-12. The Tars ended the half on an 8-3 run in three minutes with Yenor hitting two 3-pointers in the run.  || Rollins 32, Tampa 23

2nd Half |The Tars came out of the half on a 12-3 run to extend their lead to 44-26. Tampa had a scoring drought that lasted for four minutes. Tampa did respond with an 11-0 run of their own to end their drought. The Spartans kept battling but could never get the deficit below nine points. Connor McKim scored a clutch seven points in the half for the Tars to secure the victory. || Rollins 58, Tampa 47

INSIDE THE STATS:

BEYOND THE BOX:

  • With 12 points and 10 rebounds, Martin Lakovic records his third double-double in the last four games.

UP NEXT: Tampa hits the road for a conference matchup against Saint Leo on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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