Men's Basketball

  • Six Mocs Score in Double Figures as Men's Hoops Tops USC Aiken
    November 16, 2019
    AIKEN, S.C. - Jalyn Hinton scored a game-high 21 points and five other players scored in double figures as Florida Southern College men's basketball kept rolling with a 96-80 win over USC Aiken on Saturday at the Convocation Center.
  • Hanson Named SSC Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. – After helping lead Florida Southern College men’s basketball to a 2-0 record on opening weekend, senior Brett Hanson has been recognized as the Sunshine State Conference Player, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Hanson's Offense, Hinton's Defense Lead Mocs Past West Alabama
    November 10, 2019
    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - Another 20-point night from Brett Hanson and a block party from Jalyn Hinton helped lead Florida Southern College men's basketball past West Alabama, 76-59, in the final game of the GSC/SSC Challenge on Sunday afternoon at Pruitt Hall.
  • Mocs Cruise Past Delta State in Season Opener
    November 09, 2019
    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - A 53-point first half helped Florida Southern College men's basketball roll past Delta State, 92-74, in the 2019-20 season opener on Saturday evening in the GSC/SSC Challenge at Pruitt Hall on the campus of the University of West Alabama.
  • Men's Basketball Opens Play on Saturday
    November 08, 2019
    LIVINGSTON, Ala. - Florida Southern College men's basketball tips off its 2019-20 campaign when it faces Delta State and West Alabama this weekend at the annual GSC/SSC Challenge at Pruitt Hall on the campus of West Alabama.
  • Men's Hoops Selected Second in SSC Preseason Coaches Poll
    October 30, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A year after winning the Sunshine State Conference Tournament championship and advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II South Regional, Florida Southern College men's basketball has been selected to finish second in the SSC Preseason Coaches Poll, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
  • Moc Madness Slated for Oct. 29
    October 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College's Student-Athlete Advisory Council is set to host Moc Madness on Tuesday, Oct. 29 following the home volleyball contest against Saint Leo. The unofficial kickoff to the 2019-20 men's and women's basketball seasons, Moc Madness will also be used to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Florida Southern Places in Top-10 Percent of Division II With Academic Success Rate of 90 Percent
    October 16, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Florida Southern College athletics continues to promote student-athlete success in the classroom as the department earned a Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 for the 2012 cohort, the NCAA released on Wednesday. The 90 percent mark is tied for the highest mark that the department has ever earned, with the previous record set during the 2010 six-year cohort. 
  • Langston Joins Men’s Basketball Staff
    August 08, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College men’s basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the hiring of Greg Langston as the Moccasins’ new assistant coach.
  • Moccasin Spotlight: Jones to Play Pro Ball in Luxembourg
    July 30, 2019
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Ja’Kwan Jones holds a promise that he made to his mother in kindergarten close to his heart. Jones, who is known to most by his nickname Slinky, vowed to buy his mother, Valerie Carlton, a purple car and a purple house. Carlton would remind her son of the promise every chance she could as he grew up in Newburgh.
  • Cleary Helps Great Britain to FIBA U20 Quarterfinals
    July 29, 2019
    EL AVIV, Israel - Florida Southern College men's basketball sophomore Kai Cleary helped lead his native Great Britain to a quarterfinal appearance at the FIBA U20 Division A European Championships earlier this month.
  • Men's Basketball Names Captains for 2019-20
    July 18, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has named his captains for the upcoming 2019-20 season. This year, the Moccasins will be captained by three seniors in Josh Brown, Brett Hanson, Jack Rauch, and one junior, Jacob Schner.
  • Lawton Ends Florida Southern Career as 2019 MVP
    July 17, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.
  • Hanson, Rauch Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 17, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Florida Southern College men's basketball standouts Brett Hanson and Jack Rauch have been named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Wednesday.
  • 165 Moccasins Named to Spring SSC Honor Roll
    July 10, 2019
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - Florida Southern College had 165 student-athletes earn a spot on the Spring Sunshine State Conference Comissioner's Honor Roll, the SSC office announced on Wednesday.
  • Men's Hoops Set for 15 Home Contests in 2019-20
    June 26, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Southern College men’s basketball is slated to play 15 home games in 2019-20 and will face a total of seven teams that advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament a year ago.
  • Gear Up at ShopFSCMocs.com!
    June 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In parternship with Barnes & Noble College and its True Spirit online stores, Florida Southern College has launched the all-new ShopFSCMocs.com as the officially licensed fan store of Moccasin athletics.
  • Florida Southern Finishes 18th in Final Learfield Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Florida Southern College finished 18th in the final 2018-19 NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, it was announced this week. The Moccasins made a combined 11 NCAA postseason appearances this past year, including top-10 finishes in men's golf (third), women's basketball (ninth) and women's lacrosse (ninth).
  • Lawton, Giardina Named Winners of Smetlzly & Webb Awards
    June 07, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College basketball standouts Jonathan Lawton and Camille Giardina have been named as the winners of the Hal Smeltzly (Lawton) and Lois Webb (Giardina) Awards as the top male and female student-athletes at Florida Southern College for 2018-19.
  • Makubika Promoted to Associate Head Coach
    June 05, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - After helping lead Florida Southern College men's basketball to the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Tournament title and a second-straight berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament, assistant coach Mike Makubika has been promoted to the role of associate head coach, Moccasin head coach Mike Donnelly announced on Wednesday.
  • Moccasins Ink Six for 2019-20
    May 09, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's basketball head coach Mike Donnelly has announced the addition of six players to his team's roster for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign.
  • Mattson, Holmes Earn Pat McFadden Awards
    April 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
  • Lawton Earns Second All-America Nod
    March 26, 2019
    ALBANY, NY - Jonathan Lawton earned his second all-America honor of the day when the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) announced its men's basketball all-America teams on Tuesday.
  • Lawton Named NABC All-American
    March 26, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Florida Southern College men's basketball standout Jonathan Lawton has been named as an NABC all-American, the National Association of Basetball Coaches announced on Tuesday.
  • Lawton, Hanson Named to NABC All-District Team
    March 25, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, MO - Florida Southern College men's basketball standouts Jonathan Lawton and Brett Hanson have been named as NABC all-district selections, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced on Monday. Lawton was a first-team selection for the South District, while Hanson earned second-team honors.
  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Mocs' NCAA Tourney Run Ends in Semifinals
    March 17, 2019
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - A hot-shooting opponent proved to be too much as Florida Southern College men's basketball saw its season come to an end in an 88-78 loss to Lynn in the semifinals of the NCAA South Regional on Sunday at Rick Case Arena
  • Jones' Big Second Half Sends Mocs to Regional Semifinal
    March 16, 2019
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Slinky Jones poured in a game-high 23 points as Florida Southern College men's basketball erased a seven-point haltime deficit to rally past Delta State, 78-72, in the first round of the NCAA South Regional on Saturday afternoon at Rick Case Arena.
  • Lawton Earns South Region Player of the Year, Hanson Named to Second Team
    March 15, 2019
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Florida Southern senior guard Jonathan Lawton is the 2018-19 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) South Region Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, receiving top billing on the D2CCA All-South Region Team.
  • Men's Basketball Opens Regional Play on Saturday
    March 15, 2019
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - After a magical run through the Sunshine State Conference Tournament that saw Florida Southern College men's basketball captured its 24th SSC Tournament title, the No. 25 Moccasins (24-7) are set to return to the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time when they face Delta State in the first round of the NCAA South Regional on Saturday at Rick Case Arena in Ft. Lauderdale.
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