ATLANTA - A poor-shooting first half proved to be too much to overcome as Florida Southern College men's basketball saw its season come to an end in a 90-77 loss to Eckerd in the semifinal round of the NCAA South Regional on Sunday at Forbes Arena. The Moccasins (21-11) shot just 28.6 percent and scored 20 points in the first half as the Tritons (26-6) built a 12-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory and an appearance in Tuesday's South Region title game.
ATLANTA - Jonathan Lawton's clutch three-pointer with 57 seconds left in regulation erased a 21-point second-half deficit, and Tyler Smith's layup with 17 seconds to go in overtime completed an improbable comeback as Florida Southern College men's basketball rallied past No. 10 Morehouse, 98-97, to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA South Regional on Saturday at Forbes Arena.
ATLANTA - Florida Southern College men's basketball will begin its 30th NCAA Tournament appearance with a first-round matchup against No. 10 Morehouse in the NCAA South Regional at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Forbes Arena. The Moccasins (20-10) are the No. 8 seed in the South Region, while the Fighting Maroon Tigers (25-2) are the No. 1 seed and South Region host. Florida Southern finished third in both the Sunshine State Conference regular-season standings and conference tournament, while Morehouse was the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) regular-season champion, but fell to Claflin in the semifinals of the SIAC Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS - The Florida Southern College men's basketball team will be playing in the 2018 NCAA Division II South Regional. On Sunday night the Mocs learned that they would be heading to Atlanta to face region No. 1 seed Morehouse College in the first round of the tournament South Regional tournament.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball battled back from a four-point deficit to tie things up in the final two minutes but was unable to get past a pesky Eckerd squad in a 74-72 loss in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Saturday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (20-10) led by three at halftime, but the Tritons (23-6) forced a late turnover and hit key free throws down the stretch to advance to face Barry in the SSC Tournament title game on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to a 19-9 regular-season record, including a 4-1 mark against ranked opponents and a third-place finish in the Sunshine State Conference regular-season standings, junior Jonathan Lawton and sophomore Brett Hanson were named as first and second-team all-SSC selections, respectively, when the conference announced its annual men's basketball awards on Thursday. Lawton was also named to the
LAKELAND, FL - A strong offensive showing in the second half made up for a slow start in the first half as Florida Southern College men's basketball raced past Lynn, 80-70, in the quarterfinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (20-9) shot a blistering 62.1 percent (18-of-29) from the floor in the second half, including 10-of-15 from long range, to send the Fighting Knights (14-13) packing and earn a trip to Saturday's semifinal round.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Clutch play down the stretch helped Florida Southern College men's basketball rallied back from an 11-point second-half deficit to pick up a thrilling 104-97 win over Embry-Riddle on Saturday at the ICI Center in the final game of the regular season. The Moccasins (19-9, 13-7 SSC) stretched their winning streak to seven-straight games and finished off the season sweep of the Eagles (11-17, 5-15).
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball crushed Sunshine State Conference rival Tampa, 75-56, and grabbed its sixth-straight win on Wednesday night at Jenkins Field House. The Moccasins (18-9, 12-7 SSC) all but locked up a home game in next week's SSC Tournament quarterfinals as they finished off the season sweep of the Spartans (9-16, 5-14) on Senior Night.
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball used a barrage of first-half three-pointers to blow a close game wide open and grab its fifth-straight victory with an 88-76 triumph over Lynn in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday night at the de Hoernle Center. The Moccasins (17-9, 11-7 SSC) knocked down 10 three-pointers in the first half to sink the Knights (13-11, 10-8) and remain in contention for one of the top four seeds in the upcoming SSC Tournament.