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Tampa men's basketball preview

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Coach: Richard Schmidt (549-246 overall; 521-219, 26 seasons at UT)

Last season: 21-9 (11-5 in Sunshine State Conference, SSC tournament runnerup, reached second round of NCAA Division II Tournament).

Notable: Despite last year's success, the Spartans were picked to finish sixth in the nine-team conference by the coaches and sports information directors. That's because UT returns only two starters — Johnathan Ball and Rashad Callaway. Ball, however, was last season's SSC defensive player of the year; Callaway was named to the SSC all-freshman team.

Roster: 3 Rashad Callaway, 5-10, So., G; 4 Pete Byrne, 6-0, Jr., G; 10 Johnathan Ball, 6-4, Sr., G; 12 Mounir Benzegala, 5-11, Sr., G: 20 Dylan DeFeo, 6-3, Fr., G; 21 Arnaldo Abreu, 6-5, Sr., F; 22 Rudy Jean, 5-7, So., G; 23 Fred Woods, 6-7, Jr., F; 24 Anthony LaBruno, 6-3, Jr., G; 25 Glyn Hunter, 6-6, So., F; 31 Stanley Calixte, 5-9, Fr., G; 32 Justin Harmon, 6-5, Fr., G-F; 34 Herman Kelly, 6-2, Fr., G; 35 Marcus Morrison, 6-6, Fr., F; 40 Matt Tomaszewski, 6-9, So., F; 42 Corey Pelot, 6-6, Fr., F; 44 Javon Edwards, 6-9, So., F.

Schedule: Tuesday — vs. Puerto Rico-Cayey, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday — vs. Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 — at West Florida, 2 p.m.; Dec. 6 — at Palm Beach Atlantic, 4 p.m.; Dec. 12 — vs. Emmanuel (Ga.), 2 p.m.; Dec. 14 — vs. Benedict, 3 p.m.; Dec. 16 — at Valdosta State, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 18 — vs. West Florida, 5:30 p.m.; Jan. 3 — vs. Nova Southeastern, 4 p.m.; Jan. 7 — at Eckerd, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 10 — at Rollins, 4 p.m.; Jan. 14 — vs. Saint Leo, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 17 — vs. Barry, 4 p.m.; Jan. 21 — at Florida Southern, 7: 30 p.m.; Jan. 24 — at Florida Tech, 4 p.m.; Jan. 28 — vs. Lynn, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 31 — vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, 4 p.m.; Feb. 4 — at Nova Southeastern, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 7 — vs. Rollins, 4 p.m.; Feb. 11 — vs. Eckerd, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 — at Barry, 4 p.m.; Feb. 18 — at Saint Leo, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21 — vs. Florida Tech, 4 p.m.; Feb. 25 — vs. Florida Southern, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 28 — at Lynn, 4 p.m.; March 7-8 — SSC Tournament at Nova Southeastern, TBA.

Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer

Tampa men's basketball preview 11/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:38pm]
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