Lynn University's men's basketball team picked up a postseason academic accolade on Tuesday as Daniel Cooper was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017-18 Honors Court. It is Cooper’s first career academic award.
We are pleased to share the student-athletes’ success in the classroom as the Fighting Knights earned a 3.27 department GPA for the semester. An impressive 38 students posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring. The Fighting Knights shined in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year with a department GPA of 3.32, while 210 student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or better.
A record 1,301 student-athletes were named to the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Ed Pasque. A total of 238 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the semester, including 24 Fighting Knights.
The Lynn University athletic department hosted its seventh annual Student-Athlete Recognition Awards show on Wednesday evening, handing out a record 44 awards to Fighting Knight student-athletes while also inducting the 18th Hall of Fame class.
Barry University secured its third straight Sunshine State Conference regular season championship on Wednesday night as the visiting Bucs came to Boca Raton and knocked off Lynn University’s men’s basketball team in the Fighting Knights’ final regular-season game of 2017-18 in a 78-60 contest.
Jamal Palmer shouldered much of the offensive scoring load but received help off the bench from Michael Baez and Allen Baez as Lynn University’s men’s basketball team knocked off Saint Leo 77-68 on Saturday evening.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team hadn’t lost a home game in nearly three months but a hot Florida Southern Moccasin squad entered Wednesday night’s Sunshine State Conference matchup on a four-game winning streak and extended it to five with an 88-76 win over the Fighting Knights.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team broke away from a halftime tie and held off a late push to pick up a 79-73 Sunshine State Conference victory at Embry-Riddle on Saturday. Four Fighting Knights scored 15+ points in the win.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team went 10-for-14 from beyond the arc in the opening half before the pace of the game turned in the second stanza in a chippy Sunshine State Conference matchup on Wednesday night. Behind Brandon Bornelus’ near double-double, the Fighting Knights held off Palm Beach Atlantic for the season sweep in an 87-82 triumph.
The top two defenses in the Sunshine State Conference went to battle on Saturday afternoon in league action but it was host Eckerd College who came out on top the as the Tritons downed Lynn University’s men’s basketball team, 81-58.
After tipping off nearly three hours past the original start time, Lynn University and Florida Tech took to the hardwood for a late-night Sunshine State Conference men’s basketball battle on Wednesday. The Fighting Knights broke away from a halftime deficit in the second stanza for a 94-77 victory. Kevin O’Brien logged his first double-double of the season, joining four other Fighting Knights in doubles figures as Lynn posted its highest point total on the season.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team held a two-point advantage with six seconds left in regulation on Saturday but a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer gave Rollins College a 64-63 Sunshine State Conference triumph over the Fighting Knights.
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.