No. 2 seed Argos to face Barry in first round of NCAA South Region Tournament By Tyler Wood Staff writer

enter After finishing the season with the best record in school history, the University of West Florida men’s basketball team has earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA South Region Tournament and will take on Barry University in the opening round. Going 28-3 and winning their first Gulf South Conference championship, the Argos narrowly missed out on hosting the tournament, with the site for the event set at top-seeded Morehouse College in Atlanta.

dosing of lasix continuous infusion Prior to the 2017-18 season, the Argos’ highest winning percentage came in the team’s inaugural season of 1967-68. That year’s squad finished the season at 19-3, a record that had stood strong until this season.

over the counter fertility drugs to conceive twins on clomid With four seniors leading the experienced group of players, this season is as good as any for the Argos to make a deep run into the playoffs and give their fans an exciting finish to this historic season.

Just two seasons ago, the Argos were in their first year under Coach Jeff Burkhamer, going 7-19 overall and 5-17 in GSC play. This year, the Argos have quadrupled their win total from that season, a feat that junior guard Rashaan Benson is proud of.

“We know what it’s like to start from the bottom,” Benson said. “We take pride in it. We just carry that chip on our shoulder because we know what it’s like to lose and we don’t want to have that feeling anymore.”

The process of rebuilding a team for the past three seasons has forged the group of players into an inseparable unit, which makes playing together on the court that much more fun.

“We’re a close-knit group,” Benson said. “Everybody plays for everybody and we’re very, very unselfish. I feel like it’s hard to scout us because every day anybody can have a great game.”

After winning the GSC championship, Benson says his team is ready for the challenge of the NCAA tournament.

“We’ve been in those battles before,” Benson said. “We’re ready for the war now. We just have to stay locked in. It’s always been a big thing for us this year, just staying locked in.”

The Argos will tip off with Barry University at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday from Morehouse College in Atlanta in the opening round of the NCAA South Region Tournament. Should the Argos’ success continue, they would play again at 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, with the South Region Championship to be played at 6 p.m. CST on March 13. 

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