Coil Leaves Lasting Legacy at Florida Tech

Florida Tech basketball center R.J. Coil did not get to end his senior season the way he, or Florida Tech coach Billy Mims wanted it to end, but that does not take away from what he accomplished during his time with the Panthers. “For his three years here, I think he goes down as one […]

Murphy’s Career-High 40 Not Enough Against Rollins

The Florida Tech men’s basketball team started the night against Rollins in a deep hole on Wednesday, and despite their best efforts, they couldn’t climb the mountain, losing to the Tars 84-72 on Senior Night. The loss was the ninth in a row for the Panthers. Junior Derek Murphy registered a double-double, scoring a career-high […]

Panthers Give Lynn All They Can Handle

The Florida Tech Panthers are not playing like the 8-18 team their record says they are. Saturday was further proof of that with the Panthers forcing overtime against the 12th-ranked Lynn Fighting Knights before falling in overtime, 76-71. This marks the Panthers eighth loss in a row. “A lot of people think success is measured […]

Bucs Tame Panthers in Tight Contest

Derek Murphy scored a career-high 36 points and pulled down nine rebounds but unfortunately, the Panthers were unable to overcome a 23-5 second half run by Barry on Saturday, eventually falling 78-76 at the Clemente Center.  “We were the best team tonight,” said Panthers coach Billy Mims. “Not to take anything away from Barry and […]

Tritons Ride Strong Second Half to Victory

The Florida Tech Panthers visited the Eckerd Tritons Saturday, playing their second straight game without R.J. Coil and held their own, leading at halftime, before ultimately fading in the second half and dropping an 87-77 decision.  Derek Murphy finished one rebound shy of a double-double, going for 18 points and nine boards. Freshman Sesan Russell […]

Three-Ball Carries Panthers Over Rollins

The Florida Tech Panthers earned their second Sunshine State Conference win of the season Wednesday, cruising to an 88-65 win over the Rollins College Tars in Winter Park. The win snaps a five-game losing streak for the Panthers.  Florida Tech (8-10, 2-8 SSC) shot the lights out from downtown, hitting 18-of-43 threes overall (41.9 percent). […]

Russell Scores 21 in Panthers Debut

The Florida Tech Panthers lost their fifth straight game Saturday, falling to Palm Beach Atlantic 71-67 at the Clemente Center. The Panthers were their own worst enemy inthisone, turning the ball over 29 times. leading to 33 Sailfish points.  “Missed free-throws and turnovers, that was the difference in the game,” said Panthers coach Billy Mims. […]

Panthers Besieged by Threes in Loss to ERAU

The Embry-Riddle Eagles handed the Florida Tech Panthers their fourth straight loss Wednesday, with a lopsided 102-68 victory on the Panthers home court. It is the largest point differential in a Panthers loss this season.  The Eagles shot 64.9 percent from the floor on this night, including an astonishing 18-for-28 (64.3 percent) from three-point range. […]

Lynn Foils Panthers Upset Bid

The Florida Tech Panthers gave the Lynn Fighting Knights a scare Saturday, before ultimately running out of time and losing 59-57 in a Sunshine State Conference game in Boca Raton.  The Panthers (7-8, 1-6 SSC) used an 11-1 run in the last four minutes of the game to make it a 58-57 game, but Jamal […]

Lions Dominate Second Half in Win Over FIT

The Saint Leo Lions outscored the Florida Tech Panthers 43-23 in the second half on Wednesday, en route to a 71-57 Sunshine State Conference win.  This game was so close statistically, with the Panthers shooting 18-of-48 from the field (37.5 percent) and the Lions going 19-of-47 (40.4 percent), and both teams were 7-for-18 (39 percent) […]