MELBOURNE, Fla. (Men’s Basketball) – Florida Tech men’s basketball fans got their first look at the Panthers in action Saturday night as
Tech played host to the College of the Bahamas. After a slow start to the game the Panthers took control and led throughout most of the contest, taking an
88-57 victory at the end of the night. Senior Carl McNally and freshman Demetrius Harvey paced Florida Tech with
13 points apiece, while sophomore Justin Sedlak finished the game just shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Overall,
the Panthers held a 43-37 edge on the boards and forced 19 turnovers by COB. Garvin Lighbourne led the way for College of the Bahamas with 27
points, but the visitors were held to 38 percent shooting from the floor. Tech was nearly 47 percent from the field, but struggled at the line hitting 23
of 41 shots from the charity stripe. Florida Tech had an impressive first half, taking a 62-30 lead into the locker room at halftime. After the
break, things evened out and College of the Bahamas outscored the Panthers 27-26 in the second period.
Tech’s final exhibition game of the preseason is Monday, Nov. 12, as the Panthers head down to Division I Florida International for a 7 p.m. tilt.