Murphy Shines in Panthers Loss at Rollins

Derek Murphy was not bothered by the Panthers bye week, as he scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in an 87-67 loss to Rollins on Wednesday night. This was the sixth double-double of the season for Murphy, who leads the Sunshine State Conference in scoring. Sesan Russell was the only other Panther in […]

NSU Throttles Panthers in Conference Play

In one of the uglier games Florida Tech has been a part of, the Nova Southeastern Sharks had seven players in double figures on Saturday, leading to a 102-56 victory at Rick Case Arena. Jake Maranville led the Sharks balanced scoring attack with 18 points, including 6-of-7 from three-point range. Eddie Puisus and Connor Zinaich […]

Murphy Notches Career-High 44 Points in Win Over Eckerd

Derek Murphy was a one-man wrecking crew on Wednesday, as he manhandled the Eckerd Tritons defense, and scoring a career-high 44 points in the Panthers 71-63 win at the Clemente Center. He was the Panthers’ only double-digit scorer and led the team with eight rebounds. Murphy played all 40 minutes and was 15-for-28 from the […]

Eagles Surge Past Panthers in Second Half

For the second straight game the Panthers put up a heck of an effort, and for the second straight game, the Panthers were beaten by a ranked team. After losing to #14 Florida Southern 86-79 on Thursday, Tech gave #20 Embry-Riddle all they wanted in the first half on Saturday, before ultimately dropping a 92-79 […]

Panthers Valiant Effort Falls Short Against #14 Florida Southern

Sesan Russell’s 17 points and a double-double from Derek Murphy were not enough Thursday, as the Panthers dropped an 86-79 decision to the 14th-ranked Florida Southern Moccasins at the Clemente Center. Florida Tech shot 37.7 percent (26-for-69) from the floor in this one. That included going 6-for-29 (20.7 percent) from long range. The Mocs went […]

Florida Tech Outlasts Thomas in Winter Classic

The Florida Tech Panthers and Thomas Night Hawks played a great game Saturday to cap off the Florida Georgia Winter Classic. The Panthers had four scorers in double figures, leading to a 92-85 victory. A three-pointer from Derek Murphy with 2:05 to go took the lead from five to eight, and that was really the […]

Panthers Silence Screaming Eagles

  A 20-5 run to start the second half put Florida Tech on cruise control, as they routed the Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles 86-53, in the nightcap of the Florida-Georgia Winter Classic on Friday at the Clemente Center. “We needed a bounce-back like that after a tough game at Barry,” said Panthers coach Billy Mims. […]

Schaneville Scores Career-High 17 at Barry

It was a rough night on the court Monday for the Florida Tech basketball team. They lost to Barry 92-72 in Miami Shores. Trey Schaneville was the Panthers leading scorer on this night with a career-high 17 points. Derek Murphy had 14. Sesan Russell added 13. He did hit the deck in the second half, […]

Murphy Surpasses 1,000 Career Points in Panthers Win

The Florida Tech Panthers got their first Sunshine State Conference win on Saturday, beating Lynn 88-81 at the Clemente Center. It was a historic night in Panther land, as Derek Murphy scored 23 points, including his 1,000th career point with 8:58 to go in the second half. “His Twitter handle is @grindhardmurph, and that’s what […]

Sailfish Score SSC Victory Over Panthers

The Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish (6-2, 1-1 SSC) scored the last four points of the game at the free-throw line Thursday night, holding on to beat the Florida Tech Panthers 74-69 at the Clemente Center. Sesan Russell led all scorers with 25 points, and Derek Murphy poured in 17, and Nieja Jordan scored eight and […]