Polk State basketball started the season strong tonight, defeating Advance Prep Academy 82-74 in Winter Haven.
Freshman Tekorian "TK" Smith led the Eagles with 30 points. He hit three three-pointers and went 13-for-19 at the free-throw line.
Sophomore Milz Tatum scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Polk State returns to action Tuesday against Victory Rock Prep at 7 p.m. in Winter Haven.