Rollins didn’t have an answer for Eckerd’s stingy defense in the second half and took a 79-62 loss on senior day.
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.
Nova Southeastern ended the game on a 15-3 run and handed Rollins a 75-66 loss on the road Wednesday.
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 snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday, beating Palm Beach Atlantic 57-52 inside Warden Arena.
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.