2019-2020 Florida SouthWestern Men's Basketball News

  • Bucs' International Student-Athletes Face Tough Decisions in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
    March 25, 2020
    Of the 75 athletes that originate from outside of the United States between Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Southwestern State College, a good amount are stuck in Fort Myers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Ellis Earns All State Honors
    March 19, 2020
    After leading the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers to a 29-2 record and a #1 National Ranking for the final six weeks of the season, FSW sophomore guard has been named an All-State selection by the FCSAA.  
  • NJCAA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Winter & Spring Sport Seasons
    March 16, 2020
    After careful thought and consideration, the NJCAA has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020 Athletics season due to the rapidly changing situation concerning COVID-19. The cancellation effects the Florida SouthWestern State Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams as well as the Bucs’ Baseball and Softball squads. 
  • FCSAA Suspends All Competitions Through March 28th
    March 12, 2020
    Due to the continued concern of COVID-19 the the FCSAA has suspended all competitions, effective immediately, through March 28th.   At that time, the organization's Council of Presidents will reaccess the situation and determine whether they feel competition between teams is safe once again.
  • April Madness? NJCAA Basketball National Tournaments Postponed Due to COVID-19
    March 12, 2020
    Just three days before the scheduled start of the 2020 NJCAA National Basketball Tournaments, the NJCAA has announced that the tournaments will be postponed due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19.  The tournaments will attempt to be played beginning April 20th in Hutchinson, Kansas (Men's) and Lubbock, Texas (Women's). 
  • Bucs Draw 6 Seed For National Tournament, Headed to Hutch For Third Straight Year
    March 09, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern State has only had a Men’s Basketball program for four seasons.  Monday, the Buccaneers learned that for the third time in those four seasons, they would be headed back to the NJCAA National Tournament as in the organization’s Selection Show, FSW was named as the #6 seed for next week’s tournament, drawing a first round bye before taking on the winner of the Colby/Monroe first round game, in the second round Wednesday, March 18th  at 9 PM (EST).
  • Bucs Stunned in Region VIII Quarters
    March 04, 2020
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers were stunned in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Region VIII Tournament on Wednesday, scoring a season low 68 points and shooting under 40% from the field for just the second time all season in a 75-68 defeat at the hands of Gulf Coast State.  FSW's fate will now be in the hands of the NJCAA's at-large committee which will be announced Monday at 1 PM.  
  • FCSAA State Tournament On Tap For FSW Basketball Teams
    March 03, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Basketball teams have arrived in Niceville and are set for the 2020 FCSAA State Tournament which begins Wednesday, March 4th for the FSW Men and Thursday, March 5th for the Buccaneer Women.  
  • Bucs Head to Postseason Ranked #1 in National Poll
    March 02, 2020
    For the second consecutive season, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers will head into postseason play as the #1 ranked team in the country after the NJCAA released their final 2020 poll on Monday, ranking the Bucs the nation's top team for the fifth straight week.  
  • Suncoast All-Conference Teams Packed With Eight Bucs
    February 27, 2020
    After completing their third straight undefeated Suncoast Conference season, the league’s All-Conference teams were expectedly loaded with Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers when released on Thursday. Eight Bucs were named All-Conference including FSW’s third straight conference Player of the Year, Keon Ellis, while Head Coach Eric Murphy was named the conference’s Coach of the Year for the second straight season. 
  • Four Straight Weeks at #1 For FSW Men
    February 24, 2020
    For the second straight season, the Florida SouthWestern State Men’s Basketball team closed the regular season as the top ranked team in the country as the Bucs remained #1 on Monday for the fourth straight week as announce by the NJCAA National Office. 
  • FSW Completes Third Straight Undefeated Conference Season
    February 22, 2020
    For the third straight year, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are the undisputed champions of the Suncoast Conference as the #1 ranked Bucs led wire to wire against Polk State Saturday afternoon en route to an 81-69 victory to end the regular season with a perfect 12-0 conference mark for the third consecutive season.
  • Bucs Grind Out Sophomore Night Win Over Manatees
    February 20, 2020
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Men's Basketball team hasn't been challenged much during their 20 game win streak heading into Wednesday night's Suncoast Conference battle with State College of Florida.  They were Wednesday and survived a small scare, outlasting the Manatees 76-69 to sweep the season series on Sophomore Night in front of a good crowd at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. 
  • Bucs Hold On To Top Spot in NJCAA Poll For Third Straight Week
    February 17, 2020
    Capturing their 20th straight win Wednesday night against Hillsborough, the Florida SouthWestern State Men’s Basketball team remained the #1 ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll for the third straight week on Monday.
  • #1 FSW Leads Wire to Wire in 20th Straight Win
    February 12, 2020
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Men's Basketball team jumped out to a 15-5 lead and never looked back Wednesday night in Tampa, hammering Hillsborough 93-59 for their 20th straight win on the year.  
  • Double-Double Machine Marshall Nabs Second FCSAA Player of the Week Honor
    February 11, 2020
    Putting up two more double-doubles in Buc wins last week, Florida SouthWestern forward Jermaine Marshall was rewarded once again by the FCSAA on Tuesday as he was named the state’s Player of the Week for the second time in four weeks. 
  • FSW Remains #1 in National Rankings
    February 10, 2020
    Reeling off two more wins last week, the Florida SouthWestern State Men’s Basketball team remained the top ranked team in the country in the NJCAA’s Week 10 release on Monday. 
  • Bucs Claim Third Straight Suncoast Conference Title
    February 08, 2020
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Men’s Basketball team continued its winning ways on Saturday, capturing their 19th straight win this season and their 35th straight conference win with an 84-66 victory over St. Petersburg to claim their third straight Suncoast Conference Championship and a ticket to the FCSAA State Tournament in March.  In the process, a pair of FSW guards put their names in the record books as Keon Ellis became the all-time single season scoring leader with 504 points and Jalen Finch claimed the top spot on the career assists list with 263. 
  • Top Ranked Bucs Come From Behind For Win Over Polk
    February 06, 2020
    The #1 Florida SouthWestern State Men's Basketball team has done a lot during their current 18 game winning streak.  One thing they haven't had to do much is play from behind, and that is exactly what they had to do for 20 minutes Wednesday night as a determined Polk State squad came in looking to dethrone the Bucs from both the top of the Suncoast and NJCAA standings.  FSW had trouble scoring early and fell behind by as many as 10 in the first half before settling for a 33-31 deficit at the half. But the second half was a different story as they heated up in front of a big home crowd to come away with an 81-75 win to improve to 25-1 on the year.
  • FSW Takes Over #1 Spot in NJCAA Rankings
    February 03, 2020
    #2 is good, but #1 is better and that is where the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers Men’s Basketball team resides now after taking over the top spot in the NJCAA Week 11 Rankings released on Monday by the National Office.
  • Bucs Dominant in Blowout of SCF
    February 01, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers didn't lose a single game in December, and then followed that with an undefeated January, and if they play the way they did on the road at State College of Florida on Saturday, February may well follow the same script as the 2nd ranked Bucs jumped out to a 17-4 lead and never looked back Saturday afternoon as they blew out the Manatees 94-67 on their home floor to improve to 24-1 on the year.  
  • Ellis Claims Bucs' Second Straight FCSAA Player of the Week Award
    January 28, 2020
    For the second straight week, a Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneer has been named the FCSAA State Player of the Week as announced by the association on Tuesday. One week after Jermaine Marshall was named the Player of the Week, sophomore guard Keon Ellis gets the nod in Week 10. 
  • Six Straight Weeks in NJCAA Top Five For FSW
    January 27, 2020
    Sitting at 23-1, with more wins than any other team in the country, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers remained at #2 in the NJCAA National Poll in Monday’s release, marking the sixth straight week that the Bucs have been ranked inside the top five.
  • #2 FSW Flies Past Hawks to Remain Unbeaten in Conference Play
    January 25, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers put on another show in front of their home crowd Saturday afternoon at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, blowing out the visiting Hillsborough Hawks 94-71 to win their 16th straight and improve to 6-0 in Suncoast Conference play. 
  • Bucs Tighten Defensive Screws For 15th Straight Win
    January 22, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers matched their best defensive effort in a Suncoast Conference game in program history Wednesday night on the road at St. Petersburg, holding the Titans to just 53 points and 38% shooting in a 76-53 victory to improve to 22-1 on the year.  
  • Bucs' Marshall named FCSAA Player of the Week
    January 21, 2020
    Registering double-doubles in both of Florida SouthWestern State’s Suncoast Conference wins last week, freshman forward Jermaine Marshall has been named the FCSAA Player of the Week as released Tuesday morning. 
  • Bucs Remain On the Doorstep of Top Spot in Week Nine
    January 21, 2020
    The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers continued to knock on the door of the top spot in the NJCAA Poll in week nine, settling for the #2 spot for the second straight week. 
  • Blackjack! Bucs First in Florida to 21 Wins
    January 18, 2020
    The #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers became the first team in Florida to 21 wins this season on Saturday in Winter Haven, jumping early and never letting up on Polk State to pick up a 94-79 win and move to 21-1 overall and 4-0 in Suncoast Conference action on the season.  
  • Injury Bug Bites Former Bucs in Second Alumni Update
    January 16, 2020
    Former Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers continue to play prominent roles in their teams’ successes at the next level, but a few Bucs got some tough injury news as we take a look at our second installment of ‘Where Are they Now’. 
  • #2 FSW Runs Past Manatees in Key Conference Battle
    January 15, 2020
    Jalen Finch ran the FSW offense like a conductor runs an orchestra and Keon Ellis continued to put up big numbers as the #2 Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers blew past the visiting State College of Florida Manatees 96-69 Wednesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena to earn their 20th win of the year while remaining unbeaten in Suncoast Conference play at 3-0.  
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