CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers moved back into the top five of the NJCAA rankings on Tuesday, pushing up one spot to #5 following two more wins before the holiday break.
After a one week stint outside the top five at #6, two more wins, including one over Indian River State, who was receiving votes in the last poll, was enough to move the Bucs back to #5 for week four. FSW sits at 13-1 heading into the break, with their only loss coming in a four point defeat to then #1 and now #3 Northwest Florida State.
South Plains and Vincennes lead the poll for the second straight week while fellow Region VIII members Northwest Florida and Tallahassee move up a spot to #3 and #4 with the Bucs in at #5. FSW replaces Coffeyville in the top five after the Red Ravens fell on the road to Seward County on Saturday night.
The Bucs will take the court again on December 28th and 29th when they return home to Suncoast Credit Union Arena to take on Oakton and LSU-Eunice in the FSW Classic.
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All of FSW's home games will be available online through FSW Livestream (FSW.edu/livestream), and can be viewed on smartphones, tablets and laptop or desktop computers.
SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION ARENA
The Buccaneers compete in the brand new Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Suncoast Credit Union Arena is approximately 75,000 square feet and is home to the FSW basketball teams and a student athletic center. The arena seats approximately 3,300 fans and includes six skyboxes, a hospitality event center, competition courts that convert into recreational courts, athletic office space, student, faculty and staff wellness, and an athletic center with a fitness pavilion, men's and women's locker rooms and a weight training area. The arena has two Daktronics displays, on the north and south walls, that each measure 10 feet high by 20 feet wide. Both displays incorporate variable content zoning to each show one large image or they can be divided into multiple windows to show any variety of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, graphics and animations, and sponsorship messages. One-hundred feet of ribbon displays have been installed on the east and west walls of the arena. The ribbons provide the opportunity to supplement the content on the main displays as well as highlight sponsors throughout events.