Eastern Florida State Basketball Begins FCSAA State Tournament Wednesday Against Indian River State

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For the 10th straight season the Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team will play in the FCSAA State Tournament beginning Wednesday night at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. (EFSC Image)


BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE,  FLORIDA – For the 10th straight season the Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team will play in the FCSAA State Tournament beginning Wednesday night at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

The Titans finished tied for the Mid-Florida Conference regular-season title and advanced to the state tournament by defeating Santa Fe in the conference tournament final.

On Wednesday night they take the court against Indian River State College in the final game of the men’s quarterfinals, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST

“We are facing an outstanding opponent in Indian River State College. They are one of the best teams in the country and they do so with arguably the top offense in the nation,” Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball coach Jeremy Shulman said.

“They are incredibly talented, extremely well-coached and a very deep team.”

The Pioneers come into the matchup as the Southern Conference champion and are receiving votes in the NJCAA Division I poll at 22-7 on the season. Indian River State College is 15th in the nation in points scored, averaging 92.1 points per game which leads Region 8 and are fourth in the nation in 3-pointers made, averaging 14 per game and shoot close to 40 percent from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, the Titans come into the tournament as one of the best defensive teams in the nation, allowing 63.7 points per game which is 6th-best in the nation and tops in Region 8.

With six sophomores on the roster the Titans have experience heading into the tournament after making it to the state tournament championship game last year and the Elite Eight of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

The Titans come into the tournament 21-10 on the season. You can watch the state tournament games live online at emeraldcoasttv.com

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