Men's Basketball Still Winless in SSC

Uli de la Vega helped pace the Buccaneer offense with six points and two assists. Photo by JC Ridley
TAMPA, Fla. – The Barry University men’s basketball team (6-11, 0-5 SSC) continued to struggle against Sunshine State Conference opponents, falling 57-41 to the Tampa Spartans (10-4, 4-2 SSC) on Saturday.
 
The Bucs started the contest off slow, shooting 6-of-26 from the field in the first half while the Spartans were 11-of-26, including 6-of-15 from behind the arc.
 
Sophomore Martin Leibovich made the most of his first start as a Buccaneer leading the squad with eight points and adding two assists. Senior Jeff Willis had a strong outing, notching seven points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds.
 
Seniors Jeremy Black and Chris King scored 17 points each to lead Tampa.
 
The Buccaneers return to action on Wednesday, January 23rd when they play host to Rollins in a SSC match-up. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
 
Barry vs Tampa
01/19/08 4:00 pm at Tampa, Florida
At Tampa, Florida
TAMPA 57, BARRY 41
BARRY (6-11, 0-5 SSC)
LEIBOVICH, Martin 2-9 2-2 8; WILLIS, Jeff 2-6 3-4 7; DE LA VEGA, Uli 2-6 1-2
6; BISHOP, Chad 2-4 0-0 5; TUCKER, Karega 1-3 2-2 4; LAZO, Gabe 1-6 0-0 3;
UZ, Chris 1-3 0-0 3; WHITFIELD, Willie 1-7 1-2 3; MADYUN, Jamaal 0-7 2-2 2;
PARAFINCZUK, John 0-0 0-0 0; ASTIGARRAGA, Bryan 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 12-51
11-16 41.
TAMPA (10-4, 4-2 SSC)
KING, Chris 5-9 2-3 17; BLACK, Jeremy 6-8 3-8 17; EVANS, Chris 3-9 0-0 8;
BALL, Johnathan 3-12 0-0 7; CALLAWAY, Rashad 2-6 1-2 6; HUNTER, Glyn 1-1 0-0
2; GOW, DeVaughn 0-1 0-0 0; TOMASZEWSKI, Matt 0-0 0-0 0; MASCIO, Scott 0-0
0-0 0; BENZEGALA, Mounir 0-4 0-0 0; BAKER, Jason 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-50
6-13 57.
Barry............................   19   22  -   41
Tampa.........................   32   25  -   57
3-point goals--Barry 6-22 (LEIBOVICH, Martin 2-4; LAZO, Gabe 1-2; BISHOP,
Chad 1-3; DE LA VEGA, Uli 1-3; UZ, Chris 1-3; MADYUN, Jamaal 0-4; TUCKER,
Karega 0-1; WILLIS, Jeff 0-2), Tampa 11-32 (KING, Chris 5-8; BLACK, Jeremy
2-3; EVANS, Chris 2-5; BALL, Johnathan 1-7; CALLAWAY, Rashad 1-4; BENZEGALA,
Mounir 0-4; GOW, DeVaughn 0-1). Fouled out--Barry-None, Tampa-None.
Rebounds--Barry 37 (WILLIS, Jeff 12), Tampa 38 (EVANS, Chris 14).
Assists--Barry 7 (LEIBOVICH, Martin 2; DE LA VEGA, Uli 2; WHITFIELD, Willie
2), Tampa 17 (CALLAWAY, Rashad 7). Total fouls--Barry 12, Tampa 13.
Technical fouls--Barry-None, Tampa-None. A-170
 

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