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Rollins Clinches SSC with Win over Lynn

After suffering back-to-back losses at the hands of Florida Southern and Florida Tech, #18 Rollins Men’s Basket­ball needed a win to clinch the SSC. The Tars did not waste any time in making a statement against the Lynn University Fighting Knights. It was senior day, and the four seniors on the Tars basketball team, guards Alex Castillo and Nick Wolf and forwards Matt Robertson and Nikola Baran, made their final starts. Lynn jumped out to a 5-4 lead in the first minutes, but that was the last lead it would hold as the Tars went on to a domi­nating 16-3 run, scoring their first eight field goals from inside the paint. Rollins’ success in its first half was sparked by an opportunistic defense, forcing turnovers along with excellent ball movement and demonstrat­ing a clinical ability to finish around the basket. The Fighting Knights did their best to keep up with the Tars, draining a series of threes in the first half, but their lack of discipline on offense, as well as poor interior defense and rebounding, result­ed in their trailing the blazing-hot Tars 52-28 at the half.

After halftime, the Tars picked up where they had left off, showing no signs of slow­ing down. Their lead grew to 36 points as the second half contin­ued. However, some question­able officiating slowed down the Tars’ offensive onslaught,

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