2018-19 Florida Southern Men's Basketball News

  • Mocs Push Win Streak to Four in Victory Over Eckerd
    January 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Ben Marello scored a career-high 27 points and Florida Southern College men's basketball pulled away late for an 82-69 victory over Eckerd in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Meyer to Retire as Director of Athletics, Leaves Behind Championship Legacy
    January 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – After more than a decade at the helm of Florida Southern College’s intercollegiate athletic programs, Director of Athletics Pete Meyer is retiring in February.
  • Lawton Named to Bevo Francis Award Watch List
    January 15, 2019
    PARKVILLE, MO - Florida Southern College men's basketball standout Jonathan Lawton has been named to the 2019 Bevo Francis Award Top 100 Watch List, Small College Basketball announced on Tuesday
  • Men's Basketball Tops Barry for Third-Straight Win
    January 12, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FL - A strong performance off the bench from freshman E.J. Dambreville and another 20-plus point game from Jonathan Lawton helped lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to its third-straight win, a 79-65 Sunshine State Conference victory at Barry, on Saturday at the BU Health & Sports Center.
  • Florida Southern at Eckerd Named to ESPN 3 DII Showcase Schedule
    January 10, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College men's and women's basketball will be featured on ESPN3 during their games at Eckerd on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the NCAA and ESPN announced on Thursday.
  • Lawton Eclipses 1,000 Points as Mocs Rally Past Sailfish
    January 09, 2019
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Jonathan Lawton became the 43rd player in school history to score 1,000 career points, but it was a dominant second-half effort from Brett Hanson that helped Florida Southern College men's basketball rally from a six-point halftime deficit to knock off Palm Beach Atlantic, 86-72, in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday at Rubin Arena.
  • Lawton's 42 Points Help Mocs Past Lynn in Overtime
    January 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Jonathan Lawton poured in a career-high 42 points and Florida Southern College men's basketball picked up a huge overtime victory against Lynn, 88-84, in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Mocs Falter at Florida Tech
    January 02, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - An uncharacteristically poor offense performance proved too much to overcome as Florida Southern College men's basketball dropped a Sunshine State Conference road contest at Florida Tech, 77-59, on Wednesday evening at the Clemente Center.
  • Men's Hoops Unable to Overcome NSU's Fast Start
    December 29, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The nation's top-scoring offense proved to be too much to overcome as Florida Southern College men's basketball saw its five-game win streak come to an end in a 117-95 loss at Nova Southeastern on Saturday at Rick Case Arena. The No. 7 Moccasins (9-2, 2-1 SSC) dropped their first Sunshine State Conference contest of the season as the No. 5 Sharks (10-0, 4-0) put up 71 first-half points en route to their 10th-straight victory.
  • Jones Claims Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Week Award
    December 20, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FLA. – Senior forward Slinky Jones has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Week after his two double-doubles helped 10th-ranked Florida Southern to a pair of wins in the Mocs Christmas Classic. It’s the second time this season and the fifth time in his career Jones has been named a conference player of the week.
  • Cleary's Career Night Pushes Mocs to Fifth-Straight Win
    December 19, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – Kai Cleary scored a career-high 24 points and Florida Southern College men’s basketball picked up its fifth-straight win by closing out its non-conference schedule with a 69-58 win over Bloomfield on Wednesday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Lawton's Late Heroics Lift Mocs Past Cedarville
    December 18, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Jonathan Lawton's three-point bucket with three seconds left proved to be the difference as Florida Southern College men's basketball erased a 13-point second-half deficit in a heart-stopping 64-61 win over Cedarville on Tuesday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The No. 10 Moccasins (8-1) stormed out of the gates to the tune of a 10-0 lead in the opening three minutes, but the Yellow Jackets (6-5) stunned the home crowd with a 25-5 run to take a lead that would last until the final three minutes of regulation.
  • Lawton Named SSC Player of the Week
    December 17, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern men's basketball senior Jonathan Lawton was named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week for games played between December 10-16. The conference announced Lawton as Player of the Week after he recorded a season-high 30 points against Lindenwood on Saturday. 
  • Strong Second Half Lifts Men's Hoops Past Lindenwood
    December 15, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - A 63-point explosion in the second half helped Florida Southern College men's basketball rally past visiting Lindenwood, 99-91, on Saturday evening at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. Jonathan Lawton poured in 27 second-half points, and the No. 10 Moccasins (7-1) overcame a slow start by knocking down 58.1 percent of their shots in the final 20 minutes to defeat the Lions (7-6).
  • Moccasins Ground Eagles, Stay Perfect in SSC Play
    December 05, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Jonathan Lawton scored 24 points and Brett Hanson finished with a double-double as Florida Southern College men's basketball topped Embry-Riddle, 81-70, in Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The No. 15 Moccasins (6-1, 2-0 SSC) overcame a slow start to down the Eagles (7-5, 1-2) for the fourth straight time.
  • Expanded Basketball Pregame and Halftime Show Debuts on Wednesday
    December 04, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - A new and expanded pregame and halftime show for Florida Southern College men's and women's basketball will debut on Wednesday night when the Moccasins take on Embry-Riddle in a Sunshine State Conference doubleheader at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Moccasin Basketball to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer
    December 03, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College's men's and women's basketball teams are joining together to raise money for Goal4theGoal, an organization dedicated to raising support in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Moccasins will join other teams from around the country by wearing gold shoe laces during Wednesday's doubleheader with Embry-Riddle, which begins at 5:30 p.m. with the womens game.
  • Moccasins Walk to #StopSuicide
    December 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nearly 100 Florida Southern College student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff participated in the annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk around Lake Hollingsworth on Saturday to benefit the Central Florida chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
  • Releford Helps Lift Men's Hoops Past Tampa
    November 28, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Rico Releford's strong performance off the bench helped lift Florida Southern College men's basketball to a 74-67 win over Tampa in the Sunshine State Conference opener on Wednesday night at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Florida Southern Officially Dedicates Streamline Sale Arena
    November 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College officially dedicated Streamline Sale Arena at George W. Jenkins Field House in a pregame ceremony on Saturday evening just prior to the Moccasins’ men’s basketball contest against Stonehill.
  • Men's Hoops Falls to Stonehill on Saturday
    November 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball was unable to overcome a hot-shooting Stonehill team and its own offensive woes as it suffered its first defeat of the year, 89-79, on Saturday evening at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Hanson's Career Night Leads Mocs Past Merrimack
    November 23, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Brett Hanson scored a career-high 30 points and became the 42nd player in school history with 1,000 in his career as Florida Southern College men's basketball stayed perfect on the season with a 90-84 victory over Merrimack on Friday at Jenkins Field House.
  • Jones Named SSC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 19, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - For the second time in two weeks a Florida Southern College men's basketball student-athlete has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Slinky Jones earned the award for the fourth time in his career after a 13-point, 14-rebound performance in Saturday's win over Southern New Hampshire.
  • Five Mocs Score in Double Figures as Men's Hoops Tops SNHU
    November 17, 2018
    MANCHESTER, NH - Jack Rauch scored a team-high 18 points to lead five players in double figures as Florida Southern College men's basketball knocked off Southern New Hampshire, 80-74, to pick up its first road win of the season on Saturday at Stan Spirou Field House. The No. 22 Moccasins (3-0) got off to a slow start offensively and trailed the Penmen (3-1) by four at the half, but poured in 51 second-half points en route to the win.
  • Hanson Named SSC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 12, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to a pair of victories on opening weekend, junior guard Brett Hanson has been named as the Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. Hanson helped lead the No. 22 Moccasins to wins over West Alabama (76-68) and Delta State (79-74) by tallying nine steals and 13 rebounds (nine defensive) over the weekend.
  • Men's Basketball Knocks Off Delta State to Cap Perfect Weekend
    November 10, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Four different players scored in double figures as Florida Southern College men's basketball capped off a perfect opening weekend with a 79-74 win over Delta State on Saturday evening at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The No. 22 Moccasins (2-0) got a huge second-half performance from Slinky Jones to help propel them over the Statesmen (0-2) in the final game of the GSC-SSC Classic.
  • Lawton Leads Men's Basketball Past UWA in Season Opener
    November 09, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Jonathan Lawton poured in a game-high 23 points as Florida Southern College men's basketball opened the 2018-19 season with a 76-68 victory over West Alabama on Friday afternoon at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. The No. 22 Moccasins (1-0) put together an incredible first half on offense by scoring 46 points in the first 20 minutes, and were able to hold off a late rally by the Tigers (0-1) to avenge last year's season-opening loss to UWA.
  • Moccasins Fall in Exhibition at Florida
    October 30, 2018
    GAINESVILLE, FL - A cold-shooting first half, along with the size and athleticism of a Southeastern Conference foe, proved too much to overcome as Florida Southern College men's basketball suffered a 95-70 loss in an exhibition contest at Florida on Tuesday night at the O'Connell Center.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Face Gators in Exhibition Contest
    October 29, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Under the bright lights of the O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida Southern College men's basketball will take the floor to face the Florida Gators on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in an exhibition contest. The Moccasins, who were picked to win the Sunshine State Conference last week, are taking on the Gators for the first time since the teams met for an exhibition in 2013.
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