Florida Tech Basketball Welcomes Flagler to Clemente Center on Monday

By  //  December 14, 2015

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Having won four of its last five games, Florida Tech returns to the Clemente Center on Monday to host Flagler at 7 p.m. The game is the first of three scheduled for the Panthers this week on their home floor. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Having won four of its last five games, Florida Tech returns to the Clemente Center on Monday to host Flagler at 7 p.m. The game is the first of three scheduled for the Panthers this week on their home floor.

For the last three games, head coach Billy Mims and Co. have been without Sporting News Preseason All-American and co-captain Corbin Jackson. Despite not having the 6-foot-6, 210-pound redshirt senior, the Panthers have played very well. They have averaged 90.3 points per game and received strong contributions from a number of players.

Prior to taking a week off for finals, FIT put an end to Florida Southern’s 12-game win streak at the Jenkins Field House with a 99-93 victory on Dec. 5.

The win, which moved the Crimson and Gray to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in Sunshine State Conference play, was punctuated by six Panthers scoring in double figures.

Jordan Majors

Jordan Majors

Jordan Majors led his team with 23 points in 38 minutes. Jermohn Queen came off the bench to drop 21 points on 9-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He also pitched in eight assists.

Sam Daniel

Sam Daniel

Sam Daniel notched his first double-double of his two-year career, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds.

Flagler (4-3) has won two-straight and three of its last four. In its last game on Dec. 1, the Saints blew past NAIA member Ave Maria by a score of 90-55. Oklahoma transfer Keshaun Hamilton poured in 14 points and tore down 16 rebounds in just 26 minutes. His teammate Matt Clark finished with a team-high 15 points, nine were recorded behind the three-point line.

The Panthers and Saints last met nearly one year to the date in St. Augustine.

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Then senior Chris Carter led FIT to an 87-81 win with 19 points. Jackson chipped in his fourth double-double in nine games, contributing 15 points and 13 rebounds. Hamilton, in his first year as a Saint at the time, put up a game-high 25 points and he tied Jackson with 13 rebounds.

Following Monday’s game, the Panthers will host the Florida Tech Winter Classic Friday and Saturday at the Clemente Center. Arkansas Tech, FIT, Lane and Nova Southeastern will play in the two-day event.

Free live video, audio and stats will be available for all games this week at FloridaTechSports.com/live.


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