LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball battled back from a four-point deficit to tie things up in the final two minutes but was unable to get past a pesky Eckerd squad in a 74-72 loss in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (20-10) led by three at halftime, but the Tritons (23-6) forced a late turnover and hit key free throws down the stretch to advance to face Barry in the SSC Tournament title game on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to a 19-9 regular-season record, including a 4-1 mark against ranked opponents and a third-place finish in the Sunshine State Conference regular-season standings, junior Jonathan Lawton and sophomore Brett Hanson were named as first and second-team all-SSC selections, respectively, when the conference announced its annual men's basketball awards on Thursday. Lawton was also named to the
LAKELAND, FL - A strong offensive showing in the second half made up for a slow start in the first half as Florida Southern College men's basketball raced past Lynn, 80-70, in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (20-9) shot a blistering 62.1 percent (18-of-29) from the floor in the second half, including 10-of-15 from long range, to send the Fighting Knights (14-13) packing and earn a trip to Saturday's semifinal round.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Clutch play down the stretch helped Florida Southern College men's basketball rallied back from an 11-point second-half deficit to pick up a thrilling 104-97 win over Embry-Riddle on Saturday at the ICI Center in the final game of the regular season. The Moccasins (19-9, 13-7 SSC) stretched their winning streak to seven-straight games and finished off the season sweep of the Eagles (11-17, 5-15).
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball crushed Sunshine State Conference rival Tampa, 75-56, and grabbed its sixth-straight win on Wednesday night at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (18-9, 12-7 SSC) all but locked up a home game in next week's SSC Tournament quarterfinals as they finished off the season sweep of the Spartans (9-16, 5-14) on Senior Night.
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball used a barrage of first-half three-pointers to blow a close game wide open and grab its fifth-straight victory with an 88-76 triumph over Lynn in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday night at the de Hoernle Center. The Moccasins (17-9, 11-7 SSC) knocked down 10 three-pointers in the first half to sink the Knights (13-11, 10-8) and remain in contention for one of the top four seeds in the upcoming SSC Tournament.
LAKELAND, FL - Slinky Jones had his best offensive performance of the season, and Florida Southern College men's basketball recorded its best shooting percentage in nearly five years in a 101-71 dismantling of Florida Tech on Saturday night at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (16-9, 10-7 SSC) picked up their fourth-straight Sunshine State Conference victory and secured a berth in next month's SSC tournament while completing the season sweep of the Panthers (11-13, 6-10).
WINTER PARK, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball stormed out to a 24-point lead halftime lead but had to hang on late to hold off a pesky Rollins squad, 90-88, in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday at the Alfond Sports Center. The Moccasins (15-9, 9-7 SSC) shot a blistering 72.4 percent in the first half, including 13-of-18 from three-point range, but the Tars (14-10, 10-6 SSC) held the Mocs to just 37.0 percent from the floor over the final 20 minutes to take a three-point lead with just under three minutes to go.
KANSAS CITY, MO - After picking up two season-defining wins last week, Florida Southern College men's basketball has been named as the NABC Division II National Team of the Week, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Tuesday.
MELBOURNE, FL - After two incredible performances last week, Florida Southern College men's basketball junior Jonathan Lawton has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.