MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry University's basketball teams will begin the final week of the regular season at Lynn Wednesday.
The Buccaneers women's team (14-10, 6-8 Sunshine State Conference) meets the Fighting Knights (11-14, 4-10) at 5:30 p.m. Barry's men (17-7, 7-7) play Lynn (8-16, 2-12) at 7:30 p.m. Bucky's Crew is planning to take a fan bus. Call 305-899-3749 for more details on attending the game with Bucky's Crew.
Barry's women's team is coming off a 77-76 overtime win over No. 14 Rollins Saturday on the heels of senior Colette Eule's buzzer-beater three-pointer at the end of regulation and junior Ines Kerin's gamewinning three in the closing seconds of overtime.
The Buccaneers women have won three of their past four -- all of those victories decided by six points or less. Barry is 25-18 all-time against the Fighting Knights, which includes a 71-59 victory this season in Miami Shores.
Barry's men's team lost to Rollins, 75-71, on Saturday. The Bucs are ranked fourth in the NCAA South Region poll. The top eight teams from each region qualify for the National Tournament.
The Buccaneers rank fourth in the nation in assists per game (19.0), and lead the SSC in that category. Barry is 17th in the country in rebound margin (7.3) -- another stat that also ranks tops in the conference. Junior Deric Hill ranks third nationally in assists per game (7.8) and sixth in steals per game (2.67).
Barry will close the regular season Saturday at Florida Tech in Melbourne. Following the close of the regular season, both Barry's teams will learn its seeding for next week's SSC Tournament at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla. For information on the league postseason tournament, visit SSC Championships Central.