2012-13 Men's Basketball News

June 17, 2013
Camp Season is Here!

June 10, 2013
Marcus Ruh Named SSC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

April 5, 2013
Marcus Ruh Named to D2Bulletin All-America Third Team
Saint Leo Senior Concludes Stellar Career with Additional Honor

March 28, 2013
Saint Leo to Induct 23 into National College Athlete Honor Society

March 22, 2013
Ruh Named to NABC All-District First Team
Saint Leo Senior Now Eligible for All-America Award

March 17, 2013
No. 17 Lions NCAA Tournament Run Ends with 84-65 Loss to No. 8 Florida Southern
Saint Leo Finishes Season 22-8 and Sunshine State Conference Champions

March 16, 2013
No. 17 Lions Defeat Rollins College, 59-53 in NCAA South Region Quarterfinals; Southern Awaits
Lions Advance to Face Top-Seed Florida Southern on Sunday

March 15, 2013
Marcus Ruh Named to the Daktronics All-South Region First Team
Lions Senior Standout Now Eligible for All-America Honors

March 15, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Rollins - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall discusses the season's fourth matchup in the NCAA South Region Quarterfinals

March 13, 2013
1,333 Miles to a National Title; Join the Lions on the Journey
From the Jenkins Field House to Phillips Arena, a Historic Trip Awaits

March 11, 2013
Saint Leo Goes Dancing for the Second-Straight Season
Lions Earn No. 4 Seed; Will Face No. 5 Rollins on Saturday

March 10, 2013
NCAA Selection Show Watch Party: Applebee's in Wesley Chapel at 10:00 p.m.
Come Join the Team Watch the NCAA Selection Show

March 9, 2013
Lions Tripped up by Rollins in SSC Semifinals; Attention Now on NCAA Tournament Selection
Top Seed Saint Leo Upended by Tars, 62-53

March 8, 2013
Lions Dominate Postseason Awards, Ruh Tabbed SSC Player of the Year
Player of the Year: Marcus Ruh | Newcomer of the Year: Jerrel Harris | Defensive Player of the Year: Shaun Adams

March 8, 2013
Top-Seeded Lions Advance to SSC Semifinals behind 68-55 Win over Tampa
Saint Leo to face Rollins in Conference Tournament Semifinals

March 8, 2013
No. 1 Saint Leo vs. No. 4 Rollins - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall discusses the Lions' semifinal round matchup with the Tars

March 7, 2013
Sunshine State Conference Tournament - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall Previews the SSC Tournament

March 2, 2013
Lions #BeatMiami and are Sunshine State Conference Champions; But There’s More to this Story
Lions Claim Program’s First Conference Crown, Push for South Region’s Top Seed

March 2, 2013
No. 11 Lions Earn Top Seed as the Field is Set for 2013 SSC Men's Basketball Championship
Lions to Face Either Tampa or Lynn on Friday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.

February 28, 2013
11th-ranked Lions Earn Top-Spot in NCAA South Region Rankings
Saint Leo Jumps to First after Claiming Conference Crown

February 27, 2013
Harris’s Career Night Not Enough as No. 11 Lions Drop 69-68 Decision to Eckerd in Regular Season Finale
Saint Leo Now Prepares for Conference Tournament

February 26, 2013
Lions Jump to 11th in Latest NABC Top 25 Poll
Saint Leo Jumps Nine Spots after Claiming First Sunshine State Conference Title

February 26, 2013
Men's Basketball vs. Eckerd - Coach Randall's Thoughts
The Lions will play for the outright SSC title Wednesday night

February 25, 2013
Men’s Basketball Wins Sunshine State Conference Title! White-Out Regular Season Finale vs. Eckerd on Wednesday

February 23, 2013
Lions Cruise Past Rollins, Notch 20th Win of Season
Jerrel Harris Scored 23 Points in the Win

February 22, 2013
No. 20 Saint Leo at Rollins - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall's thoughts going into Saturday's game at Rollins

February 20, 2013
Marcus Ruh named Division II Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year
Saint Leo Senior Earns Highest Academic Honor in College Athletics

February 20, 2013
No. 20 Lions Dismantle Tampa in SSC Showdown
Lions Back Atop Conference Standings after 62-48 Victory

February 19, 2013
No. 16 Saint Leo vs. Tampa - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions look to rebound against Tampa

February 16, 2013
No. 16 Lions Tripped up by Florida Tech
Lions Suffer First Setback in Seven Games

February 16, 2013
No. 16 Saint Leo at Florida Tech - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall talks about the Lions' next opponents, the Florida Tech Panthers

February 13, 2013
LIONS WIN! No. 16 Saint Leo Claims Epic 79-75 Win over No. 6 Florida Southern
Lions Jump into First Place in the Sunshine State Conference

February 13, 2013
Lions Back in Top-25; Stage Set for Epic Game against No. 6 Florida Southern
Saint Leo Jumps back into NABC Rankings at No. 16

February 12, 2013
No. 16 Men's Basketball at No. 6 Florida Southern - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Wednesday at Florida Southern at 7:30 pm

February 9, 2013
Lions Drop Barry to Claim First Back-to-Back SSC Winning Seasons in Program History
Saint Leo Uses Second-Half Surge to Defeat Visiting Bucs, 65-52

February 9, 2013
Saint Leo Men’s Basketball to Raise Money for Cesar Odio Leukemia Foundation
Ticket proceeds from Saturday's Game to be Directly Donated to the Cesar Odio Leukemia Foundation

February 8, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Barry - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Lance Randall talks about the upcoming game against Barry at home.

February 6, 2013
Dominant Second Half Propels Lions to Victory over Lynn
Jerrel Harris Goes 7-of-9 from Behind the Arc

February 5, 2013
Marcus Ruh Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team
Saint Leo Standout a Leader in the Classroom as Well

February 5, 2013
Saint Leo at Lynn - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Lance Randall discusses the road matchup with the Fighting Knights on Wednesday.

February 2, 2013
Lions Snag Win in Nail-biting SSC Action Against Nova
Jerrel Harris Collects 25 Points and Leads Saint Leo to 68-65 Victory

February 1, 2013
Saint Leo at Nova Southeastern: Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall and the Lions take on Nova Southeastern tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

January 30, 2013
Saint Leo Defends Home Court in Non-Conference Action Against PBA
Lions' Win Guarantees Back to Back Winning Seasons for First Time in 27 Years

January 29, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Palm Beach Atlantic - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about the Lions' second meeting with the Sailfish.

January 28, 2013
Saint Leo University to Induct Four at 2013 Hall of Fame Ceremony
College-Era Honorees Highlight 2013 Class

January 26, 2013
It’s Not a Fashion Faux-Pas, It’s Suits and Sneakers Weekend!
Saint Leo men’s basketball head coach Lance Randall and his coaching staff will join over 4,000 college and high school basketball coaches across the United States to make an unusual fashion statement when they wear sneakers with their game attire to support the Coaches vs. Cancer - Suits And Sneakers weekend

January 26, 2013
Lions Leave No Doubt in Handing No. 17 Rollins First Conference Loss
Saint Leo Shoots Lights-Out in 79-54 Drubbing of Tars

January 25, 2013
SSC Claims Highest DII ASR Rate for Sixth Straight Year
Saint Leo Contributes to another Year atop the List

January 25, 2013
Saint Leo vs. No. 17 Rollins - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Saint Leo faces the Tars in a tough home Saturday showdown

January 23, 2013
Rally Falls Short in St. Petersburg with 61-57 Overtime Loss to Eckerd
Lions Drop Second Conference Game of Season

January 22, 2013
No. 21 Saint Leo at Eckerd - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about the Lions' pending match up in St. Petersburg with Eckerd

January 19, 2013
Lions Defeat Visiting FIT Panthers 76-67 in Overtime
Saint Leo Improves to 5-1 in SSC Conference Play

January 18, 2013
No. 21 Saint Leo vs. Florida Tech - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Lance Randall talks about the Lions' next opponent, the Florida Tech Panthers.

January 16, 2013
Lions Jump Back into Top-25
Saint Leo Ranked 21st in NABC Poll

January 16, 2013
No. 21 Lions Drop Overtime Contest to Tampa
Saint Leo Drops First Conference Game of Season

January 15, 2013
Saint Leo at Tampa - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall discusses the Lions' next game against arch-rival Tampa

January 12, 2013
Lions Stay Undefeated in SSC Play After Gutsy 2OT Win at Barry
Marcus Ruh Led All Scorers With 22 Points

January 11, 2013
Men's Basketball vs. Barry University - Coach Randall's Pregame Thoughts

January 9, 2013
Lions Defend Home Court; Knock off No. 16 Florida Southern
Trent Thomas Posts 28 Points in Grueling Win

January 8, 2013
Saint Leo vs. #16 Florida Southern - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall discusses the Lions' toughest test to date - a matchup with #16 Florida Southern.

January 5, 2013
Lions Defeat Visiting Fighting Knights 69-59 in Weekend Conference Action
Saint Leo Improves Conference Record to 2-0

January 4, 2013
Saint Leo vs. Lynn - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Assistant coach JR Blount talks about the Lions upcoming Sunshine State Conference contest with Lynn.

January 2, 2013
Lions Shake off Rust to Earn 73-67 Win over Palm Beach Atlantic
Saint Leo Shoots Nearly 50 Percent from the Field

January 1, 2013
Saint Leo at Palm Beach Atlantic - Coach Randall's Thoughts

December 17, 2012
Lions Give Fans Early Christmas Present with 87-74 Win over Elizabeth City
Thomas Leads Lions to Fourth-Straight Victory

December 15, 2012
Lions Dominate Virginia Union 76-49
Marcus Ruh Scores 19 Points as Saint Leo Wins Third-Straight

December 14, 2012
Saint Leo at Virginia Union - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about the Lions' next opponent, Virginia Union

December 11, 2012
Men's Basketball Opens Conference Play with a 72-55 Win over Nova Southeastern
Marcus Ruh Scores Career High 27 Points

December 10, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Nova Southeastern - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Coach Randall talks about the Lions' Sunshine State Conference opener against Nova Southeastern.

December 1, 2012
No.20 Men’s Basketball Conquers Ft. Valley State, 83-65
Four Lions Post Double-Digit Scoring Performances

November 30, 2012
Marcus Ruh Notches 1000 Career Points in 72-60 Loss to Armstrong
Marcus Ruh Scored His 1000th Point in the Lions' Loss

November 29, 2012
No. 20 Saint Leo Hosts The Ames Classic; Coach Randall's Thoughts
Saint Leo will play host to the four-team Ames Classic on Friday and Saturday.

November 26, 2012
Randall Announces First Additions of 2013-14; Dewberry and Pierce Join Lions
Lions Add Players from Florida and Wisconsin to 2013-14 Squad

November 24, 2012
No. 10 Lions Drop First Game of Season in 63-57 Loss to No. 23 Winston-Salem St.
Seven Minute Scoring Drought Sinks Saint Leo

November 23, 2012
No. 10 Lions Outmuscle Lincoln (Pa.) 51-46; No. 23 Winston-Salem State Awaits
Wisconsin Natives Return Home to Propel Lions to Victory

November 22, 2012
#10 Saint Leo vs. Lincoln (Pa.) in the Fresh Coast Classic - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Saint Leo vs. Lincoln (Pa.) - Friday at 5 p.m. EST

November 21, 2012
Lions Jump into Top-10 in First NABC Regular Season Poll
Saint Leo Rewarded for 2-0 Start; Fresh Coast Classic on Deck

November 19, 2012
Ruh Earns Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week Award
Lions Claim Second-Straight SSC Weekly Honor

November 14, 2012
Harris and Ruh Combine to Push #14 Saint Leo past Tuskegee
Saint Leo Tandem Combine for 48 in 76-62 Victory

November 13, 2012
#14 Saint Leo vs. Tuskegee - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Head Coach Lance Randall talks about Tuskegee, who visits the Bowman Center on Wednesday night.

November 12, 2012
Harris Takes First Conference Weekly Honor in 2012-13
Jerrel Harris Named SSC Player of the Week

November 9, 2012
Stretch Internet, Rocket Sports and Saint Leo Debut Second Season of Basketball Broadcasts Tonight
Rick ‘The Rocket’ Sassone and Mike ‘The Coach’ Madagan will Again Serve as the Men’s Boradcasters

November 9, 2012
No.14 Men’s Basketball Trumps Shorter in Season-Opener, 75-60
Jerrel Harris Leads All Scorers with 23 Points

November 8, 2012
#14 Saint Leo vs. Shorter - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions vs. Hawks - Friday Night

November 8, 2012
Ready for the Challenge - Men's Basketball Season Preview
Lance Randall Talks about the 2012-13 Lions

November 5, 2012
Saint Leo Falls to Florida State in Final Preseason Tune-up
Lions End Exhibition Season with Loss to FSU Seminoles

November 5, 2012
Men’s Basketball Multimedia Links Tonight vs. Florida State
Lions to use Social Media to Capture another Memorable Moment in History

November 4, 2012
Men's Basketball Checks in at No. 14 in the NABC Pre-Season Poll
Lions Again Rank Among the Nation's Best

November 4, 2012
No. 13 Saint Leo vs. #24 Florida State - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions vs. Florida State, Monday, 7 p.m.

November 3, 2012
#BeatMiami: Social Media Recap
The Top Pictures and Tweets From the Memorable Night in Miami

November 2, 2012
Saint Leo Stuns Miami in Exhibition Showdown, 69-67
Lions Topple ACC’s Miami Hurricanes; Saint Leo Knocks Off First Major-Conference Division I Opponent in School History

November 2, 2012
Saint Leo vs. Miami - Coach Randall's Thoughts
Lions Face ACC's Hurricanes in Exhibition Showdown

October 31, 2012
Lions Ranked 13th in The Basketball Times Preseason Poll
Saint Leo Represents SSC as Only School in Top-20

October 30, 2012
ACC Men's Basketball Exhibition Showdowns Draw Closer
Lions to face Miami and No. 25 Florida State in Exhibition Play

October 18, 2012
Saint Leo to Host "An Evening with Lions' Basketball"
Coach Randall and Coach Jessee to Formally Kick-off 2012-13 on Tuesday, October 23

October 17, 2012
Lions Picked as Preseason Favorite to Win the Sunshine State Conference Title
Men's Basketball Earns Top Spot in SSC for the First Time

October 12, 2012
Lions Crack the Preseason Top-25 for the First Time
Saint Leo Ranked 23rd in Division II Bulletin Preseason Poll

October 11, 2012
Randall to Serve as Keynote Speaker at WBCA Fall Clinic
Saint Leo Head Coach Joins Long-List of Successful Head Coaches to Speak at Clinic

September 18, 2012
Randall Speaks at Gainesville Coaching Clinic
Saint Leo Head Coach Shares Basketball Knowledge with High School and College Coaches

September 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Reveals 2012-13 Schedule
26-Game Regular Season Schedule Features Top Competition

August 29, 2012
Disaster Yields Updated Bowman Center
By Kyle LoJacono, The Laker

August 27, 2012
Saint Leo Men's Basketball in Prime Position for 2012-13
Lions Return All Five Starters and Nine of the Top 10 Scorers

August 3, 2012
Stretch Internet Rejoins Saint Leo University as the Lions' Streaming Partner
Lions Announce Partnership with Premier Streaming Company

August 1, 2012
Division I Versatile Wing Kadima Joins Saint Leo
Loyola-Chicago Transfer Solidifies Lions’ Lineup

July 11, 2012
Trio of Lions Named to NABC Honors Court
Ruh, Adams and Neary Honored Perfect Classroom Performances

July 9, 2012
2013 SSC Basketball Championships to be Held at Kissimmee's Silver Spurs Arena
Lions’ Men and Women Look for Postseason Success