Lynn University’s men’s basketball team led from wire-to-wire on Saturday evening in a balanced Sunshine State Conference victory over the University of Tampa, 73-56. Five players notched double digits in the scoring column, led by Brandon Bornelus’ 21 points and a double-double from Michael Baez.
Following a first half that saw 19th-ranked Barry University drain 10 three-pointers that led to a sizable edge at the break, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team fought until the end but came up just short as the Fighting Knights suffered a 72-68 Sunshine State Conference setback at the hands of the first-place Bucs.
Starting guards Brandon Bornelus and Jamal Palmer blew up offensively in the first half but Lynn University’s men’s basketball team needed to fight late to fend off host Palm Beach Atlantic in a 75-73 Sunshine State Conference victory on Saturday. Bornelus and Palmer combined to score over half of the Fighting Knights’ points on the night.
A 10-of-19 effort from long range in the first half gave Lynn University’s men’s basketball team the momentum it needed on Wednesday night to knock off Eckerd College in Sunshine State Conference action, 78-44. Jamal Palmer had a career-night beyond the arc, leading the Blue and White with 23 points.
Clutch three-point shooting at the end of both the regulation and overtime periods lifted the Lynn University men’s basketball team to victory on Saturday night as the Fighting Knights took down Florida Southern by a final score of 92-90 in overtime.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team logged season-high totals in made three-pointers and three-point shooting percentage en route to its first home victory of the season as the Fighting Knights downed the Embry-Riddle Eagles on Wednesday night in Sunshine State Conference action, 88-77. Brandon Bornelus and Jamal Palmer each poured in 19 points apiece to lead the Blue and White offense.
Despite a pair of 21-point performances from both Jamal Palmer and Rasheed Worrell, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team was defeated on the road Saturday, falling to Saint Leo in Sunshine State Conference play, 80-73.
A day after posting its best shooting numbers on the season, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team was not able to follow up with a repeat performance on Tuesday afternoon as the Fighting Knights fell to Miles College, 72-67, on the final day of Florida Tech’s Holiday Classic. The contest was knotted up at 59-59 with just over two minutes to play, but missed opportunities doomed the Blue and White as the Bears iced the game with free throws down the stretch.
Season-best marks in points, field-goal percentage and three-point shooting were the key ingredients for Lynn University’s men’s basketball team on Monday afternoon as the Fighting Knights kicked off Florida Tech’s Holiday Classic with a 93-75 nonconference triumph over Shawnee State University. Four players scored in double figures, led by junior Jamal Palmer’s season-high 23.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team found itself in a hole early on Sunday and trailed the entire afternoon against King University (Tenn.) at the Salem University Joe Manchin Classic. The Fighting Knights turned up the pressure in the second half, trimming the deficit to six points late, but the Tornado held on for a 71-61 victory in nonconference play.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Saturday afternoon and chased host University of Tampa the entire way as early turnovers and consistent foul trouble for the Fighting Knights led to a 72-65 Sunshine State Conference defeat at the hands of the Spartans.
A scoring drought in the second half almost eliminated a strong offensive effort from the opening stanza but Lynn University’s men’s basketball team was able to finish out strong and pull out an 82-72 decision over Florida Tech for the Fighting Knights first Sunshine State Conference win of the year.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team held a three-point lead with under one minute to play on Saturday afternoon but third-ranked Bellarmine University knotted it up with a second-chance three-ball before a game-winning layup with two seconds to go halted the upset bid at Barry University’s Cesar Odio Thanksgiving Classic.
Junior Jamal Palmer was clutch down the stretch on Friday afternoon as Lynn University’s men’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 69-68 decision over Grand Valley State University in the opener of Barry University’s Cesar Odio Thanksgiving Classic.
Junior-transfer Ryan Peterson came off the bench and unloaded 22 points for the second time in as many games so far this year, but Lynn University’s men’s basketball team was never able to catch up with visiting Rollins College on Saturday as the Tars picked up an 82-76 Sunshine State Conference victory over the Fighting Knights.
A pair of newcomers led the scoring efforts on Wednesday night but it was not enough as the Lynn University men’s basketball team fell in its 2017-18 season opener to Nova Southeastern University in Sunshine State Conference action, 87-81.
Back-to-back-to-back long-range bombs from newcomer Randy Bell midway through the second half gave Lynn University’s men’s basketball team the momentum and its first lead of the exhibition on Saturday, but the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls pulled away late to secure the South Florida Showdown win, 68-53.
Lynn University Athletic Director Devin Crosby has invited six NCAA Division I schools to take on the Division II Fighting Knights during the 2017–18 season. Dubbed the South Florida Showdown, the nine-game series will be hosted by Lynn beginning in August.
Lynn University received a record number of donations and pledges at the 25th anniversary of its Robino Golf Tournament on April 24. The Fighting Knights’ largest fundraiser of the year raised $101,895 for athletic scholarships.
ynn University’s athletics department handed out 38 awards to student-athletes and inducted four new Hall of Fame members at the annual Student-Athlete Recognition Awards show on Tuesday night, held at the Wold Performing Arts Center on campus.
Voting for the 2017 Sunshine State Conference SAAC video contest begins on Tuesday, Mar. 21, and ends Thursday, Mar. 30, at 5 p.m. The theme of the contest is 'What Motivates You to Play?' and is created, designed, producted and edited by student-athletes.
Defensive pressure in the second half allowed the sixth-seeded Lynn University men’s basketball team to erase a 15-point halftime deficit and take the lead with under 10 minutes to play Wednesday night in the opening round of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. The Fighting Knights and third-seeded Rollins College traded blows down the stretch until the Tars found the go-ahead bucket with seven seconds left. The Blue and White had one last look from the three-point line as time expired but it rattled off the front of the rim, ending Lynn’s season with a 75-73 defeat.
Marquan Botley of the Lynn University men’s basketball team has been announced as the Sunshine State Conference Newcomer of the Year, as released by the league office on Wednesday. Additionally, the senior guard earned a spot on the All-SSC Second Team and the All-SSC Newcomer Team.
A 28-12 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half put the Tampa Spartans in front before the halftime break and gave the home side enough momentum to hand the Lynn University men’s basketball team an 87-64 setback in the regular-season finale. Marquan Botley flushed another handful of three-pointers to lead the Fighting Knights’ scoring efforts with 21 points.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team sent off its two seniors with a 72-68 Sunshine State Conference win over Nova Southeastern Wednesday night in the team’s final home game of the regular season. The Sharks stole the lead early on in the second half but a 16-point second-half performance from freshman Juwan Frazier helped the Blue and White retake the advantage down the stretch. Five Fighting Knights scored in double figures, including the two Senior Night honorees, Marquan Botley and Vieux Kande.
Lynn University athletics had an incredible showing out of the league office on Monday afternoon, securing eight Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week accolades. Marquan Botley and Vieux Kande swept the men’s basketball awards, Donovan Armas brought home baseball’s Pitcher of the Week honor while softball’s Karolina Flores was named the Player of the Week. Dryden Brous and Shaun McDonald secured two of the three men’s lacrosse awards with Stefanie Stemmer and Jean-Baptiste Mateo clinching a Fighting Knights’ sweep in the tennis category.
Marquan Botley had the hottest of hands on Saturday night as the senior led the Lynn University men’s basketball team on a second half tear en route to a 93-70 victory at Florida Southern College. Tied 38-38 at halftime, the Fighting Knights dominated the second stanza for the Sunshine State Conference victory and the season sweep over the Mocs.