FINAL: Florida Tech 93, Eckerd 86
RECORDS: Eckerd 5-18 (3-17), Florida Tech 13-12 (7-10 SSC)
After trailing throughout the second half, the Eckerd men's basketball team rallied to pull within six points late. However, the Tritons were unable to complete the comeback as they fell, 93-86, at Florida Tech Saturday afternoon.
Eckerd jumped out to a slight lead over the first 10 minutes of the opening half before the Panthers went on a 13-0 run to take a 34-25 favor. EC followed with seven consecutive points to trim its deficit to two before Florida tech took a 47-37 lead at the break.
FIT opened the second half with a 9-2 run and later pushed out to a 66-45 lead at the 12:16 mark. However, the Tritons rallied with a 21-6 run over a five-minute stretch to cut their deficit to 11 at the 4:50 mark. A Kent Garard layup with 2:11 left pulled EC within seven (85-78), but the Panthers made their free throws down the stretch to seal the win.