It was a special season for a special team and senior class but the magic ended Tuesday night as the 18th-ranked and third-seeded Lynn University men’s basketball team fell to fourth-ranked and top-seeded Nova Southeastern in the NCAA South Region Championship, 89-74. Michael Baez and Jamal Palmer were both named to the South Region All-Tournament Team.
The 18th-ranked and third-seeded Lynn University men’s basketball team is Sweet 16 bound for the first time in five years after upsetting Sunshine State Conference foe, second-seeded and 14th-ranked Florida Southern College, 88-78 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Blue and White were led offensively by Michael Baez and Darius Moore, who were both perfect from long range, as the team had its best long-range shooting effort in nearly 10 years.
An early deficit Saturday afternoon didn’t shake up a veteran Lynn University men’s basketball squad as the No. 18 and third-seeded Fighting Knights are through to the NCAA Division II South Region Tournament Semifinals with an 81-69 victory over sixth-seeded University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Lynn University's men's basketball team punched its ticket to the NCAA Division II Tournament this season for the first time since 2014-15 and the Fighting Knights will open up regional action Saturday, March 16, on the campus of Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
For the first time since 2014-15, the Lynn University men’s basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Fighting Knights were selected as the third seed in the South Region.
Florida Southern College took hold of the lead with eight minutes to play in the first half Saturday night and never gave it back as Lynn University’s 20th-ranked men’s basketball team was unable to catch the Mocs in the second half, falling 74-65 in the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament.
Lynn University’s men’s basketball team garnered a trio of honorees on Thursday with the announcement of the 2018-19 All-Sunshine State Conference teams. Michael Baez was named to the All-SSC First Team, Jamal Palmer was an All-SSC Honorable Mention pick and Darius Moore was tabbed to the All-SSC Newcomer Team.
Following a 1-1 week, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team dropped a couple of spots in the national rankings with the release of both national polls yesterday, but the program logs its 13th consecutive week featured inside the nation's top-25.
The 20th-ranked Lynn University men’s basketball team is heading back to the semifinals of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament for the first time since 2015-16 as the second-seeded Fighting Knights took down No. 7 seed Palm Beach Atlantic in the quarterfinal round at home on Wednesday night, 75-64.
The 15th-ranked Lynn University men’s basketball team honored a special group of seniors on Saturday afternoon and the upperclassmen delivered as the Fighting Knights closed out the regular season with an 85-70 Sunshine State Conference triumph over the University of Tampa. The Blue and White close out the regular season with 22 wins for the first time since 2004-05.
With a large graduating class looming in the near future, Lynn University men’s basketball head coach Jeff Price announced the signing of another young talent as Jamison Evans inked a National Letter of Intent.
This was going to be the year Lynn University’s men’s basketball team secured a win down in Miami Shores. After holding the lead for a large majority of the game, this would end up not being the year for the 15th-ranked Fighting Knights as Barry University hit the game-winner on an extraordinary put-back with 0.01 seconds left on the clock for a shocking 63-62 Sunshine State Conference victory on Wednesday night.
For the third time in the past four games, Lynn University’s 12th-ranked men’s basketball team grinded out an overtime win as the Fighting Knights went on the road Saturday and took down Florida Tech in Sunshine State Conference play, 76-71.
South Florida’s college basketball fans flooded the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center on Wednesday night, and the top two men’s teams in the Sunshine State Conference delivered a show. No. 12-ranked Lynn University held the lead for the first 35 minutes of the game before second-ranked Nova Southeastern went on a fiery run down the stretch to steal an 89-85 triumph and deliver the Fighting Knights their first home loss of the season.
Lynn University athletics had an incredible showing out of the league office on Monday afternoon, securing six Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week accolades. Michael Baez was named men’s basketball’s Player of the Week, Dryden Brous and Collin McClelland picked up two of the three men’s lacrosse awards, Helen Kreuzer was named the women’s Golfer of the Week with Florian Clemares and Natalia Siedliska clinching a Fighting Knights' sweep in the tennis category.
Lynn University’s 12th-ranked men’s basketball team clinched a 99-98 overtime victory over 16th-ranked Florida Southern College in a Sunshine State Conference afternoon battle. With 5.3 seconds remaining in overtime, Darius Moore drained a three-pointer to put the Fighting Knights on top. Michael Baez scored a career-high 38 points to lead the Blue and White offensive effort.
Lynn University’s 12th-ranked men’s basketball team improved to 14-0 at home this season with an 81-79 Sunshine State Conference victory over Embry-Riddle in overtime on Wednesday night. The Fighting Knights pick up their 19th win of the season, marking the program’s most wins in a regular season in 13 years.
The 14th-ranked Lynn University’s men’s basketball team defeated the Saint Leo Lions 74-71 in a Sunshine State Conference road battle on Wednesday night. The Fighting Knights were led by Michael Baez, who scored 13 of his team-high 22 points in the final nine minutes of play.
Despite an upset on the road last Wednesday, Lynn University’s men’s basketball team remains nationally ranked in both polls. The Fighting Knights fall to No. 14 on the D2SIDA National Media Poll and to No. 21 on the coaches’ poll from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The regular season still has plenty of big games remaining but Saturday afternoon’s Sunshine State Conference men’s basketball matchup between No. 11 Lynn University and No. 23 Eckerd College was pivotal at the midway point of the season. Darius Moore put away the game-winner on a coast-to-coast buzzer-beater to give the Fighting Knights a clutch 55-53 triumph over the Tritons.
The 11th-ranked Lynn University men’s basketball team saw its largest halftime deficit of the season Wednesday night and the Fighting Knights were unable to close the gap as the Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish notched a 75-64 Sunshine State Conference upset.
The 14th-ranked Lynn University's men's basketball team continued its winning ways in Boca Raton with an 80-77 Sunshine State Conference victory over Rollins College on Saturday afternoon. This marks the first time since the 2014-15 season where the Fighting Knights have swept the season series over the Tars.
What a night for Jamal Palmer. The senior was honored before the game for reaching 1,000 career points and would end up being the hero at the final buzzer for the 14th-ranked Lynn University men’s basketball team on Wednesday night as he banked in the game-winner with 0.5 seconds left in a 72-71 Sunshine State Conference victory over Barry University. The Blue and White notched their first regular-season victory over Barry since 2012-13.