Florida Tech Panthers, Stetson Hatters Set to Appear on ESPN3, WatchESPN
By Florida Tech // December 30, 2015
tip-off set for today at 1 p.m. at stetson
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – For the first time this season, Florida Tech (9-3) will appear on ESPN3 and WatchESPN when squares off with Stetson (4-9) on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Edmunds Center.
The game will be an exhibition for the Panthers, but a regular season contest for the Hatters.
The Panthers have been off since dropping a 74-73 nail-biter at home against Arkansas Tech on Dec. 19. The Panthers rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit, but couldn’t fend off the Wonder Boys late after being outrebounded 52-32 and limited to only 34.8 percent shooting from the field.
Sam Daniel scored in double-figures for the seventh consecutive outing, finishing with 16 points, as five Panthers eclipsed the 10-point mark despite the setback. Corbin Jackson added 14 points, 10 rebounds and tied a season-high with six blocks. His 2.4 blocks per game are currently tops in the Sunshine State Conference.
Stetson has lost two straight and five of its last six games. The one win during the six-game span was a 95-69 victory over NCAA Division II opponent Albany State on Dec. 16. The Hatters last played on Dec. 22, falling at Georgia Southern, 78-58. Stetson was held to 41.5-percent shooting, committing 18 turnovers in the process.
Guard Angel Rivera led three Hatters in double-figures with 15 points, while Brian Pegg notched a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Stetson collectively recorded just five assists in the effort.
Panther fans can listen to Jim Mitchell and Paul Van Scott broadcast the game, as well as view live stats, at FloridaTechSports.com. Following the contest, the Crimson and Gray will jump back into its SSC schedule on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lynn.