2020-21 Men's Basketball News

  • FSW/Suncoast Credit Union Arena Set to Play Host to Nation's Premier Division I Basketball Tournament
    November 09, 2020
    Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College will be rocking on Thanksgiving and Black Friday as the field for the third Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off has been released, highlighted by the nation's preseason #1 ranked team in Gonzaga, along with Kansas, who closed the 2019-2020 season as the unanimous top team in the country, a 25 game winner from a season ago in Auburn, and tradition rich Saint Joseph's, who returns their top five scorers from last season. 
  • On This Date in FSW Athletics History: Foundation Poured For Suncoast Credit Union Arena
    November 06, 2020
    Five years ago today, the foundation was quite literally laid for the future of Florida SouthWestern State College athletics, bringing us today's entry for our 'On This Date in FSW Athletics History' series, the foundation being poured at Suncoast Credit Union Arena.  
  • On this Date in FSW Athletics History: Bucs Defeat First Ranked Opponent
    November 05, 2020
    It didn’t take long after launch for the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers to put themselves on the national radar, courtesy of today’s ‘On This Date in FSW History’ entry; the Bucs knocking off their first ranked opponent in program history. 
  • On This Date in FSW Athletics History: Bucs Claim First Victory in Program History
    November 02, 2020
    Four years, and 115 wins ago, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers set off on their first road trip in program history.  The Bucs made the trip across Alligator Alley to play their first game as a program, squaring off against ASA Miami.  That brings us today’s ‘On This Date in FSW Athletics History’ moment, the Bucs first win in program history. 
  • NJCAA Announces Blanket Eligibility Waiver For 2020-2021 Season
    October 28, 2020
    Thursday, the NJCAA announced a blanket eligibility waiver for the upcoming 2020-2021 athletic year, meaning that no NJCAA student-athletes will be charged a year of eligibility whether they play or not during their respective seasons. 
  • Bucs Retool with Nine Newcomers on 2020-2021 Roster
    September 11, 2020
    After moving eight players on to the NCAA Division I level last season, a Florida SouthWestern State Men’s Basketball program that has gone 59-5 over the past two seasons had lots of restocking to do for 2020-2021. Head Coach Eric Murphy feel like the Bucs have done just that, adding nine newcomers to the fold including a pair of Division I transfers to go with a talented freshman crop. 
  • Former Buc Tyler Cheese Signs Pro Deal in Italy
    July 27, 2020
    Former Florida SouthWestern State guard Tyler Cheese has inked his first professional contract, signing with Italy’s Treviso Basket for the 2020-2021 season. 
  • NJCAA Pushes Volleyball/Basketball to January Starts
    July 13, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern State Athletics fans who were hoping to get back into Suncoast Credit Union Arena to cheer on the Buccaneers this fall will have to wait a little bit longer as Monday, the NJCAA announced that a number of sports, including Volleyball and Basketball, have been moved from fall starts, to January starts due to COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 season. 
  • Murphy Adds Jenkins to Men's Basketball Staff
    July 01, 2020
    Florida SouthWestern Head Coach Eric Murphy has made an addition to the Bucs’ staff for the 2020-2021 season, bringing aboard Dillon Jenkins as an assistant after he spent last season at cross-state rival Eastern Florida.