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Saint Leo Pushed Around by Valdosta State

LAKELAND, Fla. --- Okay, one holiday down and Christmas to go!

Saint Leo University went back to work, Friday night, November 29, inside the George W. Jenkins Field House on the campus of Florida Southern College.

 An expectation to play in the Terrace Hotel Classic Basketball Tournament against the No. 17 ranked Valdosta State University making the trip from the state of Georgia and representing  the Gulf South Conference. 

Saint Leo men's basketball looking to pounce

Photo courtesy of Saint Leo University

The 2016-2017 season for the Saint Leo University Men’s Basketball team began on Nov. 12 in Florence, Alabama. Before the first game of the season even tipped off though, there is a different attitude to the Lion’s season. After starting last year projected to finish second to last in the Sunshine State Conference, Saint Leo surprised everyone when they earned a bid in the NCAA tournament. This year, expectations are higher, as the team starts as the number two team in the conference.