2023-2024 Florida SouthWestern Men's Basketball News

  • Bucs Allen Earns NJCAA Sports Information Director of the Year Honors
    May 20, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern Sports Information Director Roy Allen was recently honored by the NJCAA at it's National Convention in Charlotte as he was named the 2024 NJCAA National Sports Information Director of the Year. 
  • Bucs High Flyer Inks With Colonels
    May 18, 2024
    After wowing Buccaneer fans this season with his highlight reel dunks, Florida SouthWestern big man Yvens Paul is headed to the Division I level after signing with Eastern Kentucky University where he will have three years left to play with the Colonels. 
  • Bucs Guard to Join Richter at Upstate
    May 17, 2024
    It will be a Buccaneer reunion of sorts in Spartanburg, South Carolina next season as Florida SouthWestern guard Karmani Gregory has signed to join former FSW Head Coach Marty Richter at the University of South Carolina-Upstate next season. 
  • Bucs Sharpshooter To Fly With Skyhawks
    May 06, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern sharpshooter AJ Hopkins will be taking his talents to the Division I level next season after signing his National Letter of Intent to play for the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks on Spring signing day at Suncoast Credit Union Arena last week. 
  • Jones to Remain a Buc, Headed to Charleston Southern
    April 30, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern big man Reis Jones will remain a Buccaneer next season, but he will be trading in his Purple and Aqua for Navy and Gold after signing with Charleston Southern University on National Signing Day at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.
  • Bucs Remain In the Family, Name Darrin Wallace as New Head Men's Basketball Coach
    April 26, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern Men’s Basketball program will remain in familiar hands this season as Friday, Bucs Director of Athletics George Sanders announced that Assistant Coach Darrin Wallace has been promoted to the role of Interim Head Coach for the 2024-2025 season. 
  • Bucs Murphy Steps Down For Division I Position
    April 23, 2024
    After leading the Florida SouthWestern Men’s Basketball program for the past six seasons, Eric Murphy has stepped down as the Bucs Head Coach to take an Assistant position at the NCAA Division I level with Western Kentucky University.
  • Bucs Backcourt Duo Earns All-State Honors
    March 29, 2024
    A pair of Florida SouthWestern guards have been named to the FCSAA All-State Team for the 2023-2024 season as sophomores Jaehshon Thomas and Dezdrick Lindsay both picked up honors announced at the NJCAA Region VIII Tournament.
  • Bucs Season Ends In Last Second Heartbreaker
    March 14, 2024
    In what seemed to be the story of their season, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers suffered another last second defeat Wednesday night in the opening round of the FCSAA State Tournament in Niceville, watching as #9 Northwest Florida State was fouled and made a free throw with 2.7 seconds remaining to come away with a 66-65 win to end the Buccaneers 2024 season. 
  • Bucs & Raiders Set to Renew Rivalry In Region 8 Tournament First Round
    March 08, 2024
    After playing some instant classics over the past few years, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers and Northwest Florida State Raiders will renew their rivalry in the first round of the FCSAA State/NJCAA Region VIII on Wednesday as the Bucs have drawn the #5 seed for the tournament and matchup with the 4th seeded Raiders on their home floor in Niceville.
  • Four Bucs Land On All-Citrus Conference Squads
    March 08, 2024
    A quartet of Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers were honored by the Citrus Conference on Friday as Dezdrick Lindsay, Jaehshon Thomas, Tyrone Baker, and AJ Hopkins were named to the inaugural Citrus Conference All-Conference teams.
  • Bucs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss In Regular Season Finale
    March 05, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers led the #8 Daytona State Falcons for 37:56 of their Citrus Conference tilt Monday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena.  The Falcons didn't lead for a single second of game action.  However, in one of the oddest quirks you will see on a stat sheet, the Falcons, who erased a 17 point FSW lead over the final 10 minutes of the contest, got a game winning basket with less than 0.1 on the clock to stun the Bucs and claim their share of the inaugural Citrus Conference Championship. 
  • Pioneers Upset Bucs In Final Road Game of 2024
    March 02, 2024
    For the second straight game, the #24  Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers struggled in the second half Saturday afternoon on the road at Indian River, unfortunately for the Bucs, they didn't have the same 24 point lead at the break they did the last time out and it cost them as Indian River pulled off a 79-76 upset to make the Bucs road to a Citrus Conference Championship much more difficult with one game left to go in the regular season. 
  • Bucs Ride Hot Start to Road Win in Miami
    February 28, 2024
    As the old saying goes 'it's not how you start, it's how you finish'; well that didn't necessarily ring true for the #24 Florida SouthWestern Buccaneers on Wednesday night in Miami as the Bucs raced out to a 24 point first half lead, before hanging on late for a 74-64 win over the Miami Dade Sharks in Citrus Conference action. 
  • Eight Straight Weeks In Top 25 For FSW Men
    February 26, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers remained in the NJCAA Top 25 Rankings for the eighth straight week this week, earning a pair of wins to improve to 21-6 on the year which was good for #24 once again in the rankings.
  • Bucs Win Fourth Straight
    February 24, 2024
    Jaehshon Thomas and Tyrone Baker combined for 43 points as the #24 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers won their fourth straight game Saturday afternoon in a 79-57 romp over the visiting Santa Fe Saints at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers. 
  • FSW Secures 20th Win With Big Second Half
    February 21, 2024
    The #24 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers earned their 20th win of the season Wednesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, using a 48 point second half to run past the visiting St. Petersburg Titans 75-46 in Citrus Conference action. 
  • Bucs Climb One Spot In National Top 25
    February 20, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers climbed one spot in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Top 25 Rankings this week, landing at #24 in the Week 12 poll. 
  • Sharpshooting Bucs Fly Past Eagles
    February 17, 2024
    Despite dressing just eight players for their Citrus Conference contest Saturday afternoon against Polk State, the #25 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers shot 53% from the field and 48% from the three point line, flying past the Eagles 88-72 for their 20th straight win in the series against Polk.  
  • Bucs Dominate Hawks Wire to Wire in Road WIn
    February 13, 2024
    The #25 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back Tuesday night on the road in Tampa, dominating the Hillsborough Hawks 78-64 to snap a mini two game losing streak.
  • Bucs Get Top 25 Nod For Sixth Straight Week
    February 12, 2024
    For the sixth straight week, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers will have a number next to their name when they take the court in Citrus Conference action next as Monday the Bucs checked in at #25 in the NJCAA National Rankings announced by the National Office.
  • Birthday Boy Lindsay Named NJCAA National Player of the Week
    February 07, 2024
    Florida SouthWestern sophomore Dezdrick Lindsay started his 20th birthday with quite the present on Wednesday as the Bucs guard was named the NJCAA National Player of the Week in a release by the National Office.
  • Slow Start Dooms Bucs In Top 25 Clash With Eastern
    February 07, 2024
    The #21 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers got off to a nightmare start and never recovered from it Wednesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena, dropping an 81-66 decision to the #14 Eastern Florida State Titans to fall out of first place in the Citrus Conference standings for the first time this season. 
  • Lindsay Named FCSAA Player of the Week For Second Time in '24
    February 06, 2024
    For the second time this season, Florida SouthWestern sophomore Dezdrick Lindsay has been named the FCSAA Player of the Week, announced in a state release on Tuesday.
  • Bucs Drop One Spot In National Poll
    February 05, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers dropped one spot in the NJCAA National Rankings this week to #21 after extending their winning streak to 10 games and then seeing it come to an end in overtime against #4 Daytona last week.
  • Bucs Fall 109-106 In Instant Classic With #4 Daytona
    February 04, 2024
    In a matchup that lived up to it's billing between two of the hottest teams in the country, the #4 Daytona State Falcons outlasted the #20 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers 109-106 in overtime Saturday afternoon in Daytona. FSW suffered the defeat despite shooting 57% from the field and 65% from the three point line while spoiling a 38 point, 13 rebound performance from sophomore Dezdrick Lindsay. 
  • FSW Wins High Flying Affair Over Indian River
    February 01, 2024
    In a game that resembled an amusement park roller coaster ride, the #20 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers outlasted the Indian River State Pioneers 97-93 in a thrilling affair Wednesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena. 
  • Bucs Hold Strong at #20 In National Poll
    January 29, 2024
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers held their spot at #20 in the NJCAA National Rankings released on Monday, marking the fourth straight week the Bucs find themselves in the Top 25. 
  • #20 FSW Dominates Wire to Wire Against Miami Dade
    January 27, 2024
    The #20 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers jumped out to a 7-2 lead off the tip Saturday afternoon against the Miami Dade Sharks and never looked back, putting together a dominating effort in an 82-61 wire to wire win to remain unbeaten in Citrus Conference play. 
  • Thomas & Baker Combine For 47 In Bucs Win
    January 23, 2024
    Jaehshon Thomas and Tyrone Baker both posted career highs, combining for 47 points as the #20 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers raced past the Santa Fe Saints 87-76 Tuesday night in Citrus Conference action. 
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