Florida Tech Panthers Basketball Teams Ready to Begin 2020-21 Regular Season
By Florida Tech Sports Information // February 6, 2021
Men to host Barry in first game on Feb. 10
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech Interim Athletic Director is excited to announce the return of Panther basketball with a conference-only schedule beginning as early as this week.
“The excitement is back in the air in the Clemente Center,” exclaimed Mazzone. “Our teams have been practicing the past six months in hopes of playing, and now we’re back!”
Only a partial schedule is being made available today, featuring games through February 15. The remainder of the season’s schedule will be published shortly. All game dates and ties are subject to change.
This season, Sunshine State Conference teams will implement a mirrored basketball schedule, with the men and women playing at opposite sites, eliminating doubleheaders.
Head coach John Reynolds begins his 34th season at the helm of the women’s basketball team this week with road games against Florida Southern on Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. in Lakeland.
The women’s team will then square off with Barry in consecutive games the following week, playing on the road in Miami Shores on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. before hosting the Bucs on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Clemente Center.
The men’s basketball team was set to begin its campaign this week as well, with a pair of away contests versus Florida Southern but those games have been postponed.
Instead, Billy Mims’ squad will get its season underway next Wednesday, Feb. 10 with a home matchup against Barry at 6 p.m. at the Clemente Center. The Panthers will then face the Bucs on the road on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. in Miami Shores.
With the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, and staff in mind, there will be no fans permitted at Florida Tech men’s and women’s basketball games this season.
Additionally, there will be no spectators allowed at home games by other Sunshine State Conference institutions.
All basketball games will be live-streamed for free and can be accessed at FloridaTechSports.com/live. Live stats will also be available for each game and be followed at FloridaTechStats.com.
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