The #17 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers got sweet revenge on Tuesday night, taking down DME Academy, one of two teams to knock them off this season, 89-51 in Suncoast Credit Union Arena to improve to 11-2 on the year.
NJCAA Top 25 voters respected the Florida Southwestern State Buccaneers effort enough in a 69-65 defeat against then, #1 Northwest Florida State, that they dropped them only one spot to #6 in the poll released Tuesday.
The #5 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers picked up their 11th straight win to start the season on Saturday before dropping their first contest of the year to #1 Northwest Florida State on Sunday in a split weekend at the 2018 Florida Juco Shootout.
After getting the job done on the offensive end in their past four games, the #18 FSW Buccaneers went with a little different strategy on Saturday, holding visiting Daytona State to just 27% shooting while forcing 25 turnovers on the defensive end to come away with a 76-47 win to improve to 10-2 on the year.
The #18 FSW Buccaneers made program history Friday night, reaching the 100 point mark for the fourth straight game in a 100-85 win over visiting Miami Dade. Tina Stephens led the Bucs with a game high 27 points and 11 rebounds while Nairimar Vargas-Reyes added 17 off the FSW bench to push the Bucs the 9-2 on the year.
Three Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneer sophomores have signed NCAA Division I letters of intent during the early signing period which opened last week. Pitcher Mitch Myers is headed to the ACC’s Pittsburgh, while fellow righthander Ryan Gusto will play at Western Kentucky, and infielder Connor Bagnieski inked with Chicago State.
Florida Southwestern State Athletic Director George Sanders has announced the hiring of Sports Information Director Roy Allen, who will take over the reins of Bucs media relations after nine years as SID and one as Athletic Director at Seward County CC in Kansas.
The #10 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers made their case to the rest of the NJCAA this weekend, first knocking off #5 Eastern Florida State 66-56 and then #8 Salt Lake 80-75 to improve to 10-0 on the year.
Tina Stephens and Shondell Vickers dominated the paint Sunday night for Florida SouthWestern State as the 12th ranked Bucs ran past Miami Dade 100-80 to improve to 8-2 on the year and close out the 2018 Florida Juco Shootout in Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
The #12 Florida SouthWestern State Bucs opened the 2018 Florida Juco Shootout with a dominating win on Saturday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, putting up 100 points in Central Florida in a 100-75 win to improve to 7-2 on the year.
The #10 FSW Bucs were a little bit slow getting out of the gates Tuesday night against ASA Miami, leading by just five at the break, but as the second half got going, they got going, lighting up the scoreboard for 49 in the final 20 minutes of action to run away with an 86-64 win to improve to 7-0 on the year.
Shekinah Guthrie hauled in a school record 20 rebounds and four Bucs finished in double figures in scoring, but it wasn’t enough Friday night as #12 FSW fell to DME Academy 74-71 to fall to 4-2 on the year.
The #10 FSW Bucs continued their tear to begin the 2018-19 season on Wednesday as they raced past Miami Dade 121-95 to improve to 6-0 on the year. In the win, the Bucs set school records for points (121), field goals made (51), and field goals attempted (94) against the Sharks.
Following an All-Conference freshman season and a hot start to his sophomore campaign, Florida SouthWestern State sophomore Charles Manning Jr. has signed at LSU during the NCAA’s early signing period which began on Wednesday.
OCALA, FLA.- The #12 FSW Women’s Basketball team earned a pair of wins at the Central Florida Classic over the weekend, knocking off Santa Fe 68-61 on Friday followed by an 86-73 victory against Broward on Saturday to improve to 4-1 on the year.
FORT MYERS- FLA.- Five Bucs scored in double figures, led by a career high 18 from Terence Lewis II as #10 FSW cruised past the Game Changer Academy Warriors Saturday afternoon at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The #10 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers improved to 4-0 on the year Friday, holding visiting South Georgia Tech to just 36% shooting while forcing 23 turnovers in an 84-54 victory.
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The #10 FSW Bucs were about as consistent as they could have been Saturday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena where they took on Combine Academy in their second game of the young season. The Bucs outscored the Goats 45-34 in the first half and 45-35 in the second to come away with a 90-69 win to improve to 2-0 on the year.
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The #12 FSW Bucs allowed just 14 second half points and held visiting ASA Miami to just 31% shooting in the game as they rolled to an 84-41 win over the Silver Storm, their first of the young season.
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The #10 FSW Bucs kicked off their 2018-19 season with a nailbiter Friday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena as they traded the lead with visiting Spartanburg Methodist 14 times and found themselves tied another 14 times until Destin Barnes stepped up and hit a game winning three with less than two seconds on the clock to give them a 63-60 win over the Pioneers.
FORT MYERS, FLA.- The #12 FSW Buccaneers couldn’t hold off a late charging Broward squad Friday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, watching as an eight point fourth quarter lead evaporated before the Seahawks scored in the closing seconds for a 75-73 win.
The FSW basketball teams will open their 2018-19 campaigns at Suncoast Credit Union Arena with the FSW Classic on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. There will be four games each day, with the Bucs playing the last two games both days.
A 16-game home slate, plus a trip to the Florida JUCO Shootout and 12 Suncoast Conference games, highlight the 2018-19 Florida SouthWestern men’s basketball schedule. FSW head coach Eric Murphy announced the Buccaneers’ complete 2018-19 slate on Thursday (Aug. 30).