Panthers Sam Daniel Sets Three-Point Record in Florida Tech’s 89-75 Loss to Florida Southern

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Three-Point record stood for over 19 years

Senior Sam Daniel knocked down four three-pointers, giving him 212 for his career, to break the Florida Tech men’s basketball program’s all-time three-point record in the Panthers’ 89-75 loss to Florida Southern at the Clemente Center on Wednesday evening.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Senior Sam Daniel knocked down four three-pointers, giving him 212 for his career, to break the Florida Tech men’s basketball program’s all-time three-point record in the Panthers’ 89-75 loss to Florida Southern at the Clemente Center on Wednesday evening.

Daniel, a forward from Kingsland, Georgia, broke the school’s career record that stood for over 19 years since Junior Allen set the mark in 1998.

This is the second category that Daniel has etched his name in the Panther record books, as he set the program’s single-season three-point mark with 96 treys during his junior season in 2016-17.

Daniel finished with his fourth double-double of the season in the game with 31 points and 10 rebounds, both game-highs. He made 11-for-13 from the charity stripe.

Also having a good game from the free throw line was Jordan Majors who made all seven of his attempts and ended with 20 points. Patrick Anderson added 12 points for the Panthers.

As a team, FIT (6-8, 1-5 SSC) went 20-for-23 on free throws in the contest. However, it was not enough to overcome the Moccasin’s (9-5, 3-3 SSC) 49.2 percent shooting, compared to the Panthers’ 39.3 percent from the field.

Daniel finished with his fourth double-double of the season in the game with 31 points and 10 rebounds, both game-highs. He made 11-for-13 from the charity stripe. 

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The Mocs outrebounded FIT 41-36 and finished with more second-chance points, 11-2, points in the paint, 38-33, and points off turnovers, 26-17.

The Crimson and Gray played well early on, jumping out to an 11-point lead, 23-12, with 12:36 to go in the first half. FSC outscored the Panthers 30-12 the rest of the half and took a 42-35 advantage into halftime.

The Mocs continued to control momentum in the second half, building their lead to 13, 69-56, with less than 10 minutes to go and then 17 points, 77-62, with 4:11 remaining on the clock. FSC held onto a double-digit lead for much of the waning moments before eventually earning their third Sunshine State Conference victory by a 14-point margin.

Florida Tech will look to get back on track when it travels to Miami Shores on Saturday for a challenging afternoon bout with No. 7 Barry. Tip-off between the Panthers and Buccaneers is set for 4 p.m. ET at BU’s Health and Sports Center. Fans can access links to live coverage of the contest at FloridaTechSports.com.

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