Tars Spoil Senior Night in Double-OT

The Florida Tech Panthers had their season end on a wild Wednesday night at the Clemente Center with a 94-92 double-overtime loss against the Rollins College Tars. Prior to the game, the Panthers honored their five seniors. Phil Bernhard, Harry Craik, the Panthers all-time assist leader in Valur Valsson, Antonis Pefanis, and Derek Murphy. Coach […]

Tritons Roll in Wire-to-Wire Win Over Panthers

The Eckerd Tritons rode a strong first half to a 90-78 victory over Florida Tech on Wednesday night at the McArthur Center in St. Petersburg. Florida Tech has now lost five in a row. Florida Tech (10-14, 4-12 SSC) had four players in double figures, led by Runako Ziegler, who finished with a game-high 25 […]

Panthers Balanced Attack Leads to Win Over Tampa

The Florida Tech Panthers got back over the .500 mark on Wednesday with a very convincing 87-54 victory over the Tampa Spartans at the Clemente Center. Derek Murphy continued his impressive season, compiling a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. He led a pack of five Panthers in double figures, including Sesan Russell (17), […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]