Men’s hoops unveils conference dates for 2014-15

Men’s hoops unveils conference dates for 2014-15

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Dates and times for Saint Leo University men's basketball's two trips around the toughest NCAA Division II hoops conference in the country have been set for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

The Lions will play 16 Sunshine State Conference games, as well as a home-and-home with future SSC member Palm Beach Atlantic.

"The Sunshine State Conference is top to bottom the best league in the country," said Lions head men's basketball coach Lance Randall, who enters his fourth season at the helm of Saint Leo men's basketball. "Twelve of the top fifteen scorers from last year return to their respective teams this season. I expect this year to see some of the best Division II basketball in the nation played again right here in the SSC."

The Sunshine State Conference slate opens on Sat., Dec. 6, at Barry University, with the Lions' only conference game prior to the winter break.

The Lions plunge right back into the SSC schedule immediately after the break with home games against Florida Tech and Florida Southern on January 3 and 7 respectively. Road games at Rollins (January 10) and Tampa (January 14) will follow, before Saint Leo welcomes Lynn University and Eckerd College to the Marion Bowman Center on January 17 and 21.

A road game at Nova Southeastern will complete the Lions' first trip around the Sunshine State Conference loop on January 28.

Round two of SSC play begins on January 31 when the Lions play host to Barry University.

Saint Leo will visit Florida Tech (February 4), Florida Southern (February 11), Lynn (February 14), and Eckerd (February 25) in February, while playing home games against Rollins on February 7 and Tampa on February 18.

The 2014-15 regular season concludes with Senior Day recognition on February 28 at home against Nova Southeastern.

Saint Leo will visit future SSC member Palm Beach Atlantic on December 13, while the Lions will host the Sailfish on January 24.

Saint Leo finished second in the Sunshine State Conference last season with a 10-6 mark, and were tabbed as the no. 2 seed for the 2014 SSC Men's Basketball Tournament. As the only team to finish among the top three in the Sunshine State Conference in each of the past three seasons, including the league championship and tournament no. 1 seed in 2012-13, the Lions have high expectations for their 2014-15 campaign.

"The Sunshine State Conference is so deep and so talented with amazing players and incredible coaches. Our fans will get to see us go head-to-head with the top teams in Division II every single time we take to the court for a Sunshine State Conference game."

For more information on the Saint Leo men's basketball program, visit SaintLeoLions.com. Also, be sure to 'Like' the Lions on Facebook and 'Follow' Saint Leo Athletics on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

Saint Leo Men's Basketball
2014-15 Sunshine State Conference schedule

Sat., Dec. 6 – at Barry, 4:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 3 – vs. Florida Tech, 4:00 pm
Wed., Jan. 7 – vs. Florida Southern, 7:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 10 – at Rollins, 4:00 pm
Wed., Jan. 14 – at Tampa, 7:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 17 – vs. Lynn, 4:00 pm
Wed., Jan. 21 – vs. Eckerd, 7:30 pm
Wed., Jan. 28 – at Nova Southeastern, 7:30 pm
Sat., Jan. 31 – vs. Barry, 4:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 4 – at Florida Tech, 7:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 7 – vs. Rollins, 4:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 11 – at Florida Southern, 7:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 14 – at Lynn, 4:00 pm
Wed., Feb. 18 – vs. Tampa, 7:30 pm
Wed., Feb. 25 – at Eckerd, 7:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 28 – vs. Nova Southeastern, 4:00 pm

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