2011-12 Headlines

June 21, 2012
Saint Leo Places 95 Student-Athletes on Spring SSC Honor Roll
Lions Continue to Impress in the Classroom

May 11, 2012
Saint Leo Basketball Trio among Florida’s Top-100
Bell, Beneche and Griseck Listed on Florida Hoops Top-100

April 20, 2012
Randall Adds Bell and Beneche to 2012-13 Roster
Two Freshman Add to Earlier Addition of Griseck

April 12, 2012
Men's Basketball Recognizes Teammates at Year-End Awards Ceremony
Lions Close out 2011-12 with Team Gathering

April 11, 2012
Lance Randall to Speak at Tampa Bay Boys Basketball Coaches Association Year-End Banquet
Lions Basketball Coach to Share Knowledge with Local Area Coaches

March 28, 2012
Let the Men’s Basketball Team Wash your Car!
The Lions will Wash your Car on Saturday for Make-A-Wish

March 19, 2012
Leadership Saint Leo Student-Athlete Graduation Ceremony March 25th
15 Lions to be honored at Ceremony in TECO Hall

March 16, 2012
Thomas Named NABC Second-Team All-District
Junior Guard Earns National Recognition for Impressive Season

March 10, 2012
Miracle Runs Ends with 61-56 NCAA First-Round Loss to Florida Tech
Lions Finish 2011-12 with 18-win Season

March 10, 2012
NCAA Tournament First-Round: Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about the Lions' preparations for Florida Tech in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

March 9, 2012
Final Game-Day Preparations Underway
Saint Leo to Square-Off with Florida Tech. Tip-off set for 9:30 p.m.

March 9, 2012
Men’s Basketball in the NCAA Tournament; How Did We Get Here?
A Recap of the Year-Long Journey to Write History

March 6, 2012
Advancing to 'The Dance' - A Social Media Recap of Men's Basketball's Tournament Run
Fans React to Saint Leo's Run to the Championship Game

March 5, 2012
Lions Punch First Ticket to Big Dance!
#5 Saint Leo to Face SSC Foe #4 Florida Tech on March 10 in Alabama

March 5, 2012
Watch as the Lions Earn Their Bid to the Big Dance!
The NCAA Selection Show Unveils the South Region Bracket...

March 4, 2012
Lions Drop 61-58 SSC Tournament Championship Thriller with Florida Southern
Saint Leo Earns Runner-Up Finish in Tournament; Awaits News of NCAA Berth

March 3, 2012
Lions Advance to SSC Tournament Championship with 73-67 Win over Eckerd
Lions to Face Florida Southern on Sunday at 1 p.m.

March 2, 2012
Randall Named SSC Coach of the Year; Thomas Earns Conference Newcomer of the Year
Three Lions Represent Saint Leo as All-Conference Members

March 2, 2012
Conference Semifinal Time! Saint Leo vs. Eckerd - Marcus Ruh and Shaun Adams' Thoughts

March 1, 2012
Let’s Roll with the Lions to Lakeland!

February 29, 2012
Lions Advance with 62-57 Win over Nova Southeastern
Saint Leo will face Eckerd on Saturday at Noon

February 28, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day #1 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 27, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day 2 - Season Reflections
An Inside Look at What the 2011-12 Regular Season Meant to Each Player

February 26, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day #3 - SSC Championship Pairings Announced
No. 3 Seed Lions to Host No. 6 Nova Southeastern on Wednesday

February 25, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day #4 – Lions Win 10 as Saint Leo Hangs on to Drop Barry, 61-56
Saint Leo Finishes Third in Sunshine State Conference Play; Will Host Nova Southeastern on Wednesday

February 24, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day #5 – Potential Matchups
A Three-Team Breakdown of Potential Opponents

February 24, 2012
SSC Basketball Championships to be Broadcast on Bright House Sports Network
Official Cable Provider of the Lions to Carry SSC Championship Games

February 24, 2012
Regular Season Finale - Saint Leo at Barry, Saturday, 2/25/12

February 23, 2012
Countdown to Conference, Day #6 – Breaking Through: Basketball Postseason Comes to Saint Leo
Lions to Host Conference Tournament Quarterfinal Round Game on Wednesday

February 22, 2012
Lions Earn a Crucial 58-49 Conference Win over Eckerd
Saint Leo wins Sixth-Straight Game

February 21, 2012
REMATCH: Saint Leo vs. Eckerd, Wednesday, 2/22/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 20, 2012
Ruh Celebrates Conference Player of the Week Honor
Saint Leo Guard Collects First Weekly Award of 2011-12

February 18, 2012
Make it 14! Lions roll on with 61-49 Victory over Nova Southeastern
14th Win Assures Men’s Basketball of a Winning Season

February 18, 2012
REMATCH: Saint Leo vs. Nova Southeastern, Saturday, 2/18/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 15, 2012
Lions Sweep Florida Southern with Memorable 75-72 Win over Mocs
Saint Leo Win-Streak Pushed to Four with Dramatic Back-and-Forth Contest

February 14, 2012
Saint Leo at Florida Southern, Wednesday, 2/15/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 11, 2012
Lions Say ‘No-No’ to Tars in 71-45 SSC Domination
Saint Leo Posts Largest Win over Rollins in Series History

February 10, 2012
REMATCH: Saint Leo at Rollins, Saturday, 2/11/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 8, 2012
Men's Basketball Dominates Tampa, 71-44
Lions Ride a Two-Game Win-Streak Heading into the Rollins Game

February 7, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Tampa, Wednesday, 2/8/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 4, 2012
Lions Trounce SSC’s Top Team in 73-63 Triumph over FIT
Saint Leo Hands Florida Tech 10-Point Defeat

February 3, 2012
REMATCH: Saint Leo vs. Florida Tech, Saturday, 2/4/12 - Coach Randall's Thoughts

February 1, 2012
Lions Drop Conference Road Matchup with Lynn
Poor Shooting Night Hands Saint Leo SSC Loss

January 31, 2012
REMATCH: Saint Leo at Lynn, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts

January 30, 2012
Saint Leo University to Induct Five at 2012 Hall of Fame Ceremony
Former SID and Four Student-Athletes will be Inducted in March 1 Ceremony

January 25, 2012
First National Bank of Pasco ROARwards Ca$h Jackpot Rolls On
Two $125 Winners Already Claimed their Checks

January 25, 2012
Impressive Second Half Sends Lions to 63-51 Win over Barry
Saint Leo Snaps Skid with Convincing Second Half Performance

January 25, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Barry, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions looks to rebound when they return home against the Buccaneers

January 23, 2012
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship – Nominations Being Accepted
Link to Nominate Deserving Saint Leo Student-Athletes Inside

January 21, 2012
Lions Drop Road Conference Contest to Nova Southeastern
Saint Leo Goes Cold in Final Minutes

January 21, 2012
Cover It Live In Ft. Lauderdale with Men's and Women's Basketball
Action to Get Underway at 2 p.m.

January 20, 2012
Sunshine State Conference again Posts Highest ASR in NCAA Division II
Saint Leo Helps Conference Maintain Top Spot Nationally

January 20, 2012
Saint Leo at Nova Southeastern, Saturday, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts

January 18, 2012
Lions Edged by Eckerd in 56-55 Loss
Thomas Scores 18 in Lions’ Loss

January 17, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Eckerd, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts

January 14, 2012
Lions Drop Overtime Heartbreaker to Rollins, 56-53
Saint Leo Controls Game but Cannot Claim Victory

January 13, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Rollins, Saturday, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts

January 11, 2012
Robinson’s Three Propels Lions to 60-57 Conference Triumph over Mocs
Lions Earn Key Home Win over Conference Rival

January 11, 2012
Lions Buzzer Beater vs. Florida Southern
Dominick Robinson's Game-Winner...

January 10, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Florida Southern, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about his team's preparations for their tough Sunshine State Conference tilt against Florida Southern

January 7, 2012
Saint Leo Drops SSC Tilt to Florida Tech, 78-69
Thomas Nets 31 in the Lions’ Loss

January 6, 2012
Saint Leo at Florida Tech, Saturday, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about his team's preparations for their tough Sunshine State Conference tilt against Florida Tech

January 4, 2012
Lions Roll to 63-45 Road Win over Tampa
Shaun Adams Explodes for 23 Points and Five Blocks in Victory

January 3, 2012
Saint Leo at Tampa, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions Continue SSC Play against Archrival Tampa

December 31, 2011
Lions Unable to Spear Fighting Knights in New Year's Eve Joust
Saint Leo Drops 74-57 Conference Opener to Lynn

December 18, 2011
Lions Roll through Tuskegee with 87-51 Victory
Saint Leo gets back in the win column before Christmas Break

December 17, 2011
Lions Upended by No. 9 West Liberty, 81-67
Saint Leo Stands Tough against Nation’s Top-Scoring Offense

December 16, 2011
Saint Leo vs. #9 West Liberty St., 2 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about Saturday's game against the nation's top scoring offense.

December 13, 2011
Lions Drop 66-55 Decision to Division I New Orleans
Shaun Adams’ 17-Point Night not enough in Loss

December 13, 2011
Saint Leo vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m. EDT - Interview with Coach Randall and Marcus Ruh
Coach Lance Randall and Junior Marcus Ruh talk about preparations for tonight's game vs. New Orleans

December 12, 2011
Men's Basketball in New Orleans - Days 1 & 2
Follow the Lions' Travels to the Crescent City

December 6, 2011
Coach Randall to Appear on the Rocket Sports and Entertainment Radio Show on Tuesday
Lions Head Coach to Talk about Saint Leo’s 5-2 Start

December 3, 2011
Lions Cool off Blazers in 69-59 South Region Win
Trent Thomas Again Leads the Lions in Victory

December 2, 2011
Saint Leo vs. Valdosta State, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Help support the Lions in this tough NCAA South Region match up!

November 26, 2011
Lions Reach Back 27 Years in 118-50 Victory
Six Lions Reach Double-Figures in Post-Thanksgiving Win

November 26, 2011
Saint Leo vs. Trinity, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Listen to Head Coach Lance Randall Talk about Saturday's Game against Trinity and the Team's 3-2 Start.

November 23, 2011
Griseck Commits to the Lions
Portions Courtesy of Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel

November 23, 2011
Lions Outlast UPR-Bayamon to Claim 66-54 Victory
Neary Guts out 15-Point Performance in the Win

November 23, 2011
Saint Leo vs. UPR-Bayamon, 4 p.m. - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Listen to Head Coach Lance Randall Talk about Today's Game and the Team's Thanksgiving Plans

November 19, 2011
Lions Nearly Upset Stetson in 74-69 Road Loss
Trent Thomas Scores 21 Points in the Losing Effort

November 15, 2011
Lions to CoverItLive when Men’s Basketball Travels to Valdosta State
Saint Leo Partners with VSU to Offer Fans All-Access to Tonight’s Game

November 15, 2011
Lions Dominate Valdosta State in 69-51 Road Win
Shaun Adams Explodes for 24 Points in the Win

November 15, 2011
Basketball Game Times Changed
Teams Announce Wednesday Time Changes

November 12, 2011
Lions Suffer First Setback in 54-42 Loss to Southern PolyTech
Saint Leo Cannot Answer 11 Hornet Three-Pointers

November 11, 2011
Lions Open with Impressive 64-53 Win over Southeastern
Randall Gets First Victory behind Hot Shooting Lions

November 11, 2011
Saint Leo Athletics and Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network Team Up to Offer Live Broadcasts
The Saint Leo University Department of Athletics and Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network (RSEN) have teamed up with the Tan Talk Radio Network to bring you live radio broadcasts of Saint Leo University Basketball.

November 11, 2011
Rebuilt and Ready: 2011-12 Saint Leo Men's Basketball Preview

November 3, 2011
Lions Treat Wesley Chapel Youth to Free Basketball Clinic
Saint Leo Men’s Basketball Hosts a Free Clinic for Local Youngsters

October 13, 2011
Men’s Basketball Faces Top-Class Opponents in 2011-12 Schedule
Lions Release 26-Game Regular Season Schedule

October 6, 2011
Randall to Address Coaches at FACA Basketball Clinic

September 29, 2011
Beamish Brings Talents to Men’s Basketball Sidelines
Bryan Beamish Joins Lance Randall’s 2011-12 Staff

September 12, 2011
Randall Completes 2011-12 Squad with Two Additions
Trent Thomas and Sven Sabljak Finalize Rebuilt Men’s Basketball Team

August 29, 2011
Groothuis Named Basketball Assistant for 2011-12 Season
New York Native Brings Winning Attitude to Saint Leo

August 5, 2011
Randall Keeps Assembling the Pieces to Men's Basketball Puzzle
Adams, Harris, Hawkey, Johnston, Levente, Neary and Ruh Join Saint Leo

July 15, 2011
Randall Unveils First Freshman Recruiting Class
Saint Leo Men’s Basketball Adds Three to 2011-12 Roster

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Cover-it-Live! Saint Leo vs. New Orleans - 12/13/11
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Men's Basketball Hosts Successful Camp of Champions
Coach Randall Teaches Basketball to Local Area Youth

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Cover It Live Travels to St. Pete to Cover Basketball at Eckerd
Women Tip at 5:30 p.m., Men at 7:30 p.m.

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CoverItLive Follows Basketball to Lynn for Key SSC Contests Tonight
Men's and Women's Team Prepared for Tough Road Showdowns