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Lander University

320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649-2099

General Phone: 864-388-8000
Financial Aid Phone: 864-388-8340
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Masters Colleges and Universities II

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Back on the hardwood - Greenwood Index Journal

By CHRIS TRAINOR Index-Journal sports writer Members of the Lander University men’s basketball team drop and give coach Bruce Evans, standing center, push-ups during practice Monday at the PEES Center. Bruce Evans has given himself a pretty tough act to follow. Evans, the second year men’s basketball coach at Lander University, arrived on campus last year and inherited a team that had a 3-13 Peach Belt Conference record in 2003-04. However, Evans and the Bearcats made quick work of the rebuilding process. Lander posted a 17-11 overall record in 2004-05, including a 10-6 mark in PBC play. The team opened practice Friday, officially kicking off the second season of Evans’ tenure, and expectations among the coaching staff and players are high, if a bit cautious. “I definitely feel more settled in,” Evans said. “We have a good year of experience under our belts. There are a lot of positives so far.” However, Evans said he has been careful to guard against complacency and comfort setting in among his players. According to Evans, whenever a coaching staff and system enters its second year, players will sometimes begin to think they “know it all.” Evans said it is important to keep the - more available