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 […]

Panthers Falter Against AUM

Despite four players in double figures, the Florida Tech Panthers (0-2) dropped their second game in a row Saturday, losing to host Auburn-Montgomery 88-84 during the final day of the South Region Tip-off. With Derek Murphy missing his second consecutive game, the Panthers had to rely on youngsters to pick up the slack, and they […]

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, […]

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 […]

Eagles Upend Panthers in SSC Clash

The Embry-Riddle Eagles pulled off an 86-78 victory over the Florida Tech Panthers in men’s basketball on Wednesday. The loss was the seventh straight for the Panthers and their 13th in the last 15 games.  Derek Murphy scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, but in the end it just wasn’t enough. […]

Saint Leo Overtakes Slumping Panthers

The Saint Leo Lions held off a very determined Florida Tech team on Wednesday, hanging on for an 81-79 win in front of what head coach Billy Mims called the best crowd of the season at the Clemente Center.  “It was the best atmosphere of any Sunshine State Conference game I’ve seen this year,” Mims […]

Panthers Suffer Tough-Luck Loss at FSC

The Florida Tech Panthers hung with the Florida Southern Moccasins on Wednesday night, before fading late in the second half, and losing 103-92 in Lakeland. “I thought we played really well,” said Panthers head coach Billy Mims. “They’re a good basketball team at home and we put up 92 points. Offensively, we executed really well […]