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Rattlers Basketball

The Rattlers men’s basketball team’s current 2-1 record is the team’s best start since the 1994-1995 season.

The Rattlers overcame Florida International University 69-56 in Friday’s home opener at Gaither Gym. The win was a recovery from last week’s 100-63 loss to University of Indiana.

The Rattlers have been led by junior Brian Greene and his 16.3 points-per-game. Tony Tate has also improved with 15.7 points-per-game, and 14 steals in the season’s first three games.

Lady Rattlers Basketball

The Lady Rattlers basketball team is off to a rocky start at 1-4. The team suffered tough losses at the Central Florida Tournament in Orlando, to the University of Central Florida and the University of Texas-San Antonio, to open the season.

The team, led by sophomore guard Q’Vaunda Curry’s 20 points, rebounded last week with a home opening 68-59 victory over Savannah State University.

In the past weekend, the Lady Rattlers traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss. to compete in the University of Southern Mississippi Tournament. The team lost 90-56 to the University of Southern Mississippi.

The team’s following game resulted in a 64-57 overtime loss to Alcorn Lady Rattlers Volleyball

Fresh off a MEAC Championship run, the Lady Rattlers volleyball team returned to action this weekend, taking on the University of California Santa Barbara and Long Beach State University. The team dropped a 3-0 decision to UC Santa Barbara (30-19, 30-24, 30-27) Friday at Long Beach State University, ending their 19-match win streak and putting the team at 21-5 for the season.

The team rebounded Sunday, taking down Long Beach State University 3-1 (19-30, 30-25, 31-29.) The win was coach Tony Trifonov’s 200th victory with the Rattlers.The team currently looks forward to their NCAA Championship opener Thursday against Kansas State University at the Stephen O’Connell Center at the University of Florida.

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