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Patriots host Comfort Suites Classic this weekend

FLORENCE, SC – For the second straight weekend, the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will host a four-team event, this time the Comfort Suites Classic on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 26-27) in the Smith University Center.

Francis Marion (2-2) will play Voorhees College (6-2) at 4 p.m. in Saturday’s second contest. Earlier at 2 p.m., St. Andrews University (1-4) will meet Bluefield College (3-6).

FMU and St. Andrews will swap opponents on Sunday with the Knights playing Voorhees at 2 p.m. and the Patriots battling Bluefield at 4 p.m.

Admission for each day is $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Francis Marion has won all eight previous meetings with Voorhees, while Sunday will be the first-ever meeting between the Patriots and Bluefield Rams.

Sophomore guard Evrik Gary continues to lead FMU in scoring at 18.5 points per game average, while 6-6 junior forward Zamarius McLendon is averaging a double-double at 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.

Comfort Suites is located at 2120 West Lucas Street in Florence. In addition to 77 guest rooms, the hotel has features such as an indoor heated pool, exercise room, on site business center, and event space that can accommodate up to 75 people for most functions.

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Last Published: December 2, 2011 11:43 AM
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