FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to the Atlanta area for the second straight weekend, this time to face Kennesaw State University in a Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15) Peach Belt Conference doubleheader, while four FMU spring sports teams will host home contests this weekend.
The basketball doubleheader will begin with the women’s game at 2 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 4 p.m.
The Patriot men are 11-10 overall and 6-8 in PBC, and have closed to within two games of second place in the North Division standings. KSU (19-6, 11-3) is coming off a 93-77 spanking of seventh-ranked Columbus State University on Wednesday. The Owls are second in the PBC South Division standings and are ranked eighth in this week’s NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region poll.
The FMU women are 9-13 overall and tied for fourth place in the PBC’s North Division with a 4-10 conference mark, while Kennesaw State (12-10, 6-8) is fifth in the South Division standings. The Lady Owls lost an epic 95-88 four-overtime decision to 15th-ranked Columbus State on Wednesday.
The 15th-ranked Francis Marion baseball team (6-2, 3-0) will look to strengthen its early hold on the Peach Belt Conference race with a three-game series against Augusta State University (5-4, 0-0). The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. on Cormell Field, and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m. Due to the chance of rain this weekend, these are changes from an earlier announced schedule.
The FMU men’s and women’s tennis teams will both play host to Limestone College, Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.
The 2-0 Patriot softball team will continue its six-game homestand with a doubleheader against Newberry College, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. on the FMU Softball Field.
Admission to baseball games is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Swamp Fox Club season passes will be honored, and FMU students are admitted free with their identification cards. Admission to softball and tennis contests is free.