Men’s Basketball Uses Late Free Throws to Stay Undefeated At Home

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 14th-ranked Lynn University's men's basketball team continued its winning ways in Boca Raton with an 80-77 Sunshine State Conference victory over Rollins College on Saturday afternoon. This marks the first time since the 2014-15 season where the Fighting Knights have swept the season series over the Tars.

Final: Lynn 80, Rollins 77
Records: #14 Lynn (16-2, 9-2 SSC), Rollins (9-10, 3-8 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn trails 16-30
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  • Michael Baez finished with a game-high 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field and a 5-of-6 effort at the free-throw line. He rounded out a solid night with four rebounds, two steals and three assists.

  • Jamal Palmer scored 18 points while shooting 40% from beyond the arc and logged a team-best eight rebounds.

  • Darius Moore got his fourth start in as many games, chipping in 10 points. The guard added five boards and a team-high five helpers.

  • Rasheed Worrell had a big game defensively with four blocks and a steal. He also dished out four assists and hauled in six boards.  

  • Darius James and Ryan Peterson chipped in nine points apiece off the bench. James was 4-of-4 from the field, while all of Peterson's attempts came from long range (3-of-6).

  • Daniel Cooper was 2-for-3 from the field and came down with six boards.

  • The Fighting Knights outrebounded the Tars 17-11 in the first half and 34-26 throughout the game.


  • This marks the first time in Fighting Knights history both the men and women's basketball teams have beaten the Tars on the same day.

  • The 12-game home win streak marks the longest in Lynn history.

  • This is the sixth time this season Baez has scored 20+ points.

  • Ryan Peterson did not attempt a two-point FG at home for the first game this season.

  • Lynn shot 16 of its 18 free throws in the last two minutes of the game. They had two attempts in the first 38 minutes of play.

  • Lynn's 18 defensive boards are the lowest this season since they had 17 against Caldwell on Dec. 19.

The Fighting Knights continue their SSC schedule on the road against Palm Beach Atlantic on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and fans can watch live at