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 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 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 […]

Fourth-Ranked Nova Clobbers Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Panthers were staying with the Nova Southeastern Sharks for about 13 minutes on Saturday, but in the end, the fourth-ranked team in the nation showed they deserved that ranking, taking it to the Panthers, 122-84 in Fort Lauderdale.  Antonis Pefanis scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Panthers, going 4-for-8 from […]

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 […]

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 […]