MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Rollins College beat host Barry University, 57-47, Wednesday night at Health & Sports Center.
Barry trailed by 12 with 8:24 to go, but the Bucs went on an 8-0 run to draw within four, 43-39, on Chad Renfro's layup at the 4:04 mark. Rollins scored the next six points to push the lead back to 10, and the Buccaneers couldn't get any closer than seven the rest of the way.
The Buccaneers (12-15, 6-9 Sunshine State Conference) had a sluggish first half, shooting 22.2 percent as the Tars (16-9, 9-6) opened an 11-point halftime lead.
Barry's Jermaine Edwards had a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 boards, and blocked three shots. Evan White scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds. Brett Chance scored 18 points and Myk Brown had 16 points and six boards for Rollins, which shot 41.3 percent.
Barry shot 27.9 percent, hitting 17 of 61 field goals.
Justin McCoy had seven points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Bucs. Bryan Van Cott scored nine.
The Buccaneers outscored the Tars, 31-10 in bench ponits. Barry outscored Rollins, 23-16 in the paint. The Bucs had 16 points off turnovers to Rollins' four points. Barry outscored Rollins 14-4 in second chance points, and 9-2 in transition points. But three starters went scoreless for the Bucs, which missed eight of 15 free throws. Rollins sank 11 of 12 from the line.
Barry hosts Saint Leo to close the regular season at 4 p.m. Saturday.
NOTES: Kenny Anderson, the No. 2 pick in the 1991 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets, hosted a layup contest at halftime. He also sat in as an analyst on the Buccaneers broadcast network. Anderson graduated from St. Thomas University in Miami in 2010, returning to school to finish his degree in organizational leadership. He was drafted after his sophomore year at Georgia Tech, becoming the youngest player in the league at the time.
Anderson played from 1991-2006, his last year in Lithuania. He played with the Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Seattle Super Sonics, New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers. He was an NBA All-Star in 1994 while playing with the Nets.
Anderson scored 10,789 points (12.6 ppg) and had 5,196 assists (6.1 apg) and 1,258 steals (1.5 spg) in his 15-year NBA career.