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Patriots host Zaxby’s Tip-Off Clazzic this weekend

FLORENCE, SC – The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will host its annual Zaxby’s Tip-Off Clazzic on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 18-19) in the Smith University Center.

Francis Marion (1-1) will meet Morris College (0-4) at 8 p.m. on Friday in the second game of the doubleheader. Coker College will face Chowan University (0-3) in the opener at 6 p.m.

FMU and Coker will swap opponents on Saturday with the Cobras playing Morris at 6 p.m. and the Patriots battling Chowan at 8 p.m.

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

Both night’s games will be televised live on Channel 11 of Florence’s Time Warner Cable system as well as streamed on the internet at

Francis Marion leads the all-time series against Morris 19-10, including 14 straight wins dating back to 1978. FMU and Chowan have split their two previous meetings.

The Patriots are 25-16 all-time in home openers, including 5-0 under the direction of head coach Gary Edwards.

Sophomore guard Evrik Gary leads Francis Marion in scoring with a 22 points per game average. He scored a career-high 27 points in a 93-81 victory over St. Andrews University last Saturday. Junior 6-6 forward Zamarius McLendon is averaging 15.5 points and 12 rebounds per game.

Zaxby’s, which is celebrating its 21st anniversary, has four Florence locations.


Last Published: December 2, 2011 11:45 AM
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