Saint Leo College at the University of Tampa Who: Saint Leo College Monarchs (10-11, 0-7) vs. University of Tampa Spartans (20-2, 6-1) Where: Bob Martinez Sports Center When: 2 p.m. Coaches: Saint Leo - Mike Gillespie (second year, 25-23); Tampa - Richard Schmidt (seventh year, 160-49) Key players: Saint Leo - Pierre Augustin, F, 6-4 Sr. (23.1 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game); Ron Taylor, F, 6-5 Sr. (19.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg); Randy Copher, C, 6-11 So. (8.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg); Tyburn DeBellotte, G, 5-11 Sr. (5.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4.1 assists per game); Angres Thorpe, G, 6-2 Sr. (7.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 3.8 apg); Tampa - Bryan Williams, F, 6-5 Jr. (26.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg); Drexel Deveaux, G, 6-3 Jr. (21.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg); Matt Streff, C, 6-8 Fr. (8.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg); Roscoe Brown, F, 6-5 Sr. (11.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 6.2 apg); Kevin Starnes, G, 5-11 Jr. (6.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.6 apg); Karel Dopwell, G-F, 6-3 Jr. (9.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg);Michael Stiglich, F-C, 6-6 Sr. (3.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg) Last game: Tampa lost to Florida Tech 75-68 Saturday in Melbourne, snapping the Spartans' winning streak at nine. Saint Leo fell to Rollins 82-76 in Winter Park that day, giving the Monarchs seven straight losses.
Previous meeting: Tampa beat Saint Leo 84-69 Jan. 24 at Saint Leo.
Series: Tampa leads the series 13-3 and has won two in a row. The Monarchs split their two games with the Spartans last season.
Notes: Saint Leo is looking for its first conference win this season.
Augustin scored 36 points against Rollins on Saturday - one less than Tampa stars Deveaux and Williams had combined in the Spartans' loss to Florida Tech. The loss to FIT dropped the Spartans to No. 7 in the NCAA Division II poll. The Tampa women (9-14, 5-3) play Saint Leo (3-17, 1-7) in a 5:30 p.m. game. Tampa won 70-63 in their first meeting. The women's game features sisters and former Armwood standouts Tonya and Kim Dix. Tonya became Saint Leo's all-time leading
scorer this season and leads the Monarchs in rebounding. Kim leads Tampa in scoring and rebounding.