2017-18 Florida Southern Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Hoops Blows Past Embry-Riddle
    December 06, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Tyler Ross scored 29 points to lead six players in double figures as Florida Southern College men's basketball exploded on offense in a 112-98 win over visiting Embry-Riddle in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (5-4, 2-3 SSC) poured in 61 second-half points to overcome a 10-point deficit and hand the Eagles (4-5, 0-4) their second-straight defe
  • Men's Basketball Falls 105-102 in Overtime at Nova Southeastern
    December 02, 2017
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida Southern placed five players in double figures, but it wasn't enough as Nova Southeastern connected on 10-of-14 free throws in overtime to post a 105-102 win over the Moccasins here on Saturday in Sunshine State Conference action. With the win, the Sharks remain undefeated at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the league while the Moccasins drop to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the SSC.
  • Men's Basketball Rally Falls Short at Eckerd
    November 29, 2017
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball nearly overcame a late double-digit deficit for the third-straight game, but could not finish off the rally in a 71-67 loss at Eckerd on Wednesday evening in Sunshine State Conference action. The Moccasins (4-3, 1-2 SSC) trailed by 18 points with less than eight minutes to play and battled back to take a two-point lead in the closing minute, but could not hang on as the Tritons (7-1, 2-1) held serve on their home court.
  • Hanson Named SSC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 27, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - After coming up with several key defensive stops in a pair of thrilling wins last week, Florida Southern College men's basketball sophomore Brett Hanson has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the SSC announced on Monday.
  • Rauch Earns SSC Player of the Week Honors
    November 27, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - After hitting a buzzer-beating three in overtime to topple No. 13 Le Moyne last Friday, Florida Southern College men's basketball sophomore Jack Rauch has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, the SSC announced on Monday.
  • Mocs Rally Past Midwestern State for Third-Straight Win
    November 25, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball overcame a double-digit deficit for the second-straight game to run its win streak to three with a thrilling 88-87 win over Midwestern State on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (4-2) trailed by 10 points with 2:53 to play, but closed out the game on a 17-6 run to stun the Mustangs (2-5) and win in dramatic fashion for the second night in a row.
  • Rauch's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Mocs Past No. 13 Le Moyne
    November 24, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Jack Rauch's buzzer-beating three in overtime capped off an 18-point comeback as Florida Southern College men's basketball stunned No. 13 Le Moyne, 71-68, on Friday at Jenkins Field House on the first day of the Terrace Hotel Thanksgiving Classic.
  • Gear Up for the Holidays and Get 15% Off!
    November 23, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Black Friday is here and it's time to gear up for the holidays by grabbing Florida Southern Moccasins gear for your friends and family! In order to help you show your Mocs pride, we've got an exclusive deal for you!
  • Men's Basketball Hangs on Against Palm Beach Atlantic
    November 18, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Jonathan Lawton scored 24 points and Ja'Kwan "Slinky" Jones came up with a huge block in the closing seconds as Florida Southern College men's basketball slipped past Palm Beach Atlantic, 75-73, in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (2-2, 1-1 SSC) used timely defense and a great performance at the free-throw line to top the Sailfish (4-3, 1-1) for the fifth-straight time.
  • Special Events and Promotions Help Kick Off Home Hoops
    November 17, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's and women's basketball kick off their home schedules tomorrow night against Sunshine State Conference rival Palm Beach Atlantic, and the evening is set to be filled with special events, giveaways and a very special halftime recognition. The action gets underway with the women's game at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by the men's game at 7:30 p.m.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Earns NCAA Academic Excellence Award
    November 16, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College's intercollegiate athletic programs are one of 32 Division II programs across the country to earn the NCAA Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, the NCAA announced on Thursday.
  • Men's Hoops Comes Up Short at Saint Leo
    November 15, 2017
    SAINT LEO, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball nearly overcame a 13-point second-half deficit but was unable to sink the winning bucket in the final seconds of a 69-68 loss to Saint Leo on Wednesday at the Marion Bowman Activities Center. The Moccasins (1-2, 0-1 SSC) collected a rebound when the Lions (3-3, 1-0 SSC) missed a free throw with 11 seconds to play, but a last-second shot came up just short as Florida Southern dropped its first Sunshine State Conference game of the year.
  • Moccasins Stun No. 25 Delta State
    November 11, 2017
    CLEVELAND, MS - Jonathan Lawton poured in 21 points to help lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to a 75-67 upset of No. 25 Delta State on Saturday night at the GSC/SSC Challenge at Walter Sillers Coliseum. The Moccasins (1-1) trailed just three times during the game as they controlled the Statesmen (0-2) for the majority of the night.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to UWA in Season Opener
    November 10, 2017
    CLEVELAND, MS - Florida Southern College men's basketball nearly erased a late 10-point deficit but was unable to complete the comeback in an 85-78 loss to West Alabama on Friday in the 2017-18 season opener at the annual GSC/SSC Classic at Delta State University. The Moccasins (0-1) trimmed a double-digit deficit to just two points in the final minute, but the Tigers (1-0) hung on for the win.
  • Men's Basketball Looks for Strong Start at GSC/SSC Challenge
    November 09, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball will look for a strong start as it tips off the 2017-18 campaign at this weekend's GSC/SSC Classic when it faces West Alabama and Delta State. The Moccasins kick things off against West Alabama at 6 p.m. on Friday, and cap off the weekend against tournament host Delta State at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Sunshine State Conference Releases Preseason Men's Hoops Poll
    October 27, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference released its annual preseason men's basketball poll on Friday, and Florida Southern College was picked ninth by the league's head coaches. The Moccasins return nine players from last year's squad, including two of the SSC's most talented underclassmen in Brett Hanson and Jack Rauch.
  • Men's Basketball to Play 16 Home Games in 2017-18
    September 18, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has released his team's schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, and the slate features 15 home games for the Moccasins. On tap for the Mocs this season are six teams who appeared in last year's NCAA Tournament, including Sunshine State Conference rival Rollins, which advanced to last year's Elite Eight after winning the SSC Tournament
  • UPDATED INFORMATION ON CAMPUS REOPENING (9/14)
    September 13, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL (9/14/17) - We are pleased to share with you that as of this morning we now have power in almost all buildings across campus. What wonderful news! We are still waiting for power to come on in Colony Arms Apartments, Roberts Academy, and a few FSC houses surrounding the campus. We will continue to communicate updates as they become available and will accommodate any student who lives in one of these locations if power is still not restored when they return to campus.
  • SSC Announces Start of Digital Network
    August 30, 2017
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference is proud to announce the launch of a conference-wide digital network. Now, for the first time in league history, all video content produced by the SSC and its 11 member institutions will be available in one place.
  • Lawton Completes Men's Basketball Signing Class
    August 08, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has rounded out his roster with the signing of Jonathan Lawton, a transfer from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York.
  • Davis Inks Pro Contract in Spain
    August 08, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Former Florida Southern College men's basketball standout Jeremiah Davis has signed a contract to play professionally in Spain with Por Huelva of the Spanish-EBA league.
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    August 02, 2017
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  • Three Moccasins Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 18, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Florida Southern College men's basketball placed three student-athletes on the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Tuesday.
  • Men's Basketball Earns NABC Academic Award
    July 12, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Florida Southern College men's basketball has been named as a recipient of the 2016-17 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Wednesday.
  • Nate Champion Joins Men's Basketball Staff
    July 01, 2017
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the addition of Nate Champion to his staff for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Champion will serve as an assistant coach for the Moccasins after spending last season as a volunteer assistant at Stonehill College.