No. 18 women’s, No. 23 men’s basketball to be featured on ESPN3

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Reems Landreth

The Florida Southern men’s and women’s basketball teams will be playing Eckerd College on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and the games will be broadcasted live on ESPN 3 for the NCAA DII Showcase.

This will be the first time the Mocs are on a national broadcast since the men played in the 2015 national championship game.

Students will be able to Pack the Bus for the games by signing up on Engage here. Busses will be leaving campus at 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The No. 18 women (21-3, 14-2 SSC) will tip-off against the Eckerd College Tritons (18-6, 12-4 SSC) at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN 3.

The Moccasins are led by seniors Camille Giardina and Anja Fuchs-Robetin, who combine for an average of 37.0 points per game this season. Giardina leads the Mocs, shooting 19.0 points per game while averaging 48.0 percent from the field and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. Fuchs-Robetin averages 18.0 points per game while shooting 56.9 percent from the field and 84.0 from the line.

“It’s a great opportunity to showcase ourselves and represent our school along with the conference,” Giardina said. “It’s gonna be an exciting and competitive game which we hope to maintain focus and play to our full capability resulting in back to back on the road wins.”

Southern defeated the Tritons in their first head-to-head match-up of the season, winning in a divisive 60-56 contest in Jenkins Field House, for head coach Betsy Harris’ 100th win at FSC.

The No. 23 men (19-5, 12-4 SSC) will tip-off against the Eckerd College Tritons (17-7, 10-6 SSC) around 7:30 p.m. on ESPN 3.

The Moccasins are led by senior Jonathon Lawton and Junior Brett Hanson, who combine for an average of 40.3 points per game this season. Lawton leads the Mocs, scoring 23.0 points per game while averaging 45.0 percent from the field (42.1 from three) and a team high 88.7 from the line. Hanson picks up 17.3 per game, shooting 47.3 percent from the field and nearly 67.9 percent form the line.

“It’s great to have a chance to play on ESPN in front of our friends, families and friends but we are focused on this battle we have in front of us,” Lawton said.

Southern defeated the Tritons in their first head-to-head match-up of the season, winning in a 82-69 contest in Jenkins Field House.

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