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 […]

Panthers Pounce on Wildcats for Second Straight Win

The Florida Tech Panthers picked up their second consecutive home win on Saturday, beating the Johnson & Wales Wildcats 90-68. This after an 89-71 win over Division III LaGrange on Friday. “Coach and I were talking about it and he mentioned after the game, what a difference a day makes,” said Panthers assistant coach Joey […]

Benedict Bum-Rushes Panthers in Opener

The Florida Tech Men’s basketball season got off to a rough start Friday night, as the Benedict College Tigers came away with a 92-75 victory over the Panthers in the South Region Tip-off Challenge in Montgomery, Alabama. Sesan Russell, who made such a big impact when he joined the Panthers after Christmas break last year, […]

Panthers Season Ends With Loss to Sailfish

A disappointing 2018-2019 Florida Tech basketball season ended Saturday with an 81-64 loss to the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish in St. Petersburg. One bright spot for the Panthers this season was Derek Murphy. He ended his season with his 10th double-double, including 23-points and 10 rebounds. Trey Schaneville was the only other Panther in double […]