FIT Men Look To Upset No. 4 Barry In Annual Blackout Game

By  //  February 18, 2015

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commemorative Blackout T-shirts will be available

Akeem Johnson had 13 points in the first meeting against Barry. (Image by Amanda Stratford Photography)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Coming off Saturday’s game against No. 1 Florida Southern, Florida Tech welcomes No. 4 Barry to the Clemente Center on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

Wednesday’s game is the Panthers’ annual Blackout Game.

A limited number of commemorative Blackout T-shirts will be available in the varsity gym following the conclusion of the women’s basketball game that starts at 5:30 p.m.

To raise money for Make-A-Wish, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will hold a Pie-A-Coach contest during halftime of the men’s game.

This year’s contestants include Head Baseball Coach Greg Berkemeier, Director of Student-Athlete Development Mandi Bennett, Athletic Trainer Christine Clancy, Head Men’s Rowing Coach Jim Granger and Football Defensive Coordinator Willie Tillman.

Willie Tillman
Willie Tillman

The coach or support staff member that receives the most tickets will receive the most pies.

The tickets are on sale at two for $1 with the proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The Panthers (13-11, 3-9 SSC) are aiming to snap a three-game winless streak and build on their eighth-place ranking in the Sunshine State Conference with only four games to play.

Ninth-place Rollins is on the outside looking in right now as the Tars are two full games behind FIT.

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Earlier this season, then No. 7 Barry overcame FIT’s best defensive effort to win 75-68 in Miami Shores. Jermaine Jackson scored a team-high 19 points and Chris Carter had 18.

Leading the Buccaneers was Anders Haas with 13 points.

The Panthers have not beaten the Buccaneers at home since Feb. 2, 2013 by an 83-81 score.

Live video, audio and stats of Wednesday’s game will be available for both games at

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