Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Sunshine State Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Played 1978–present
Current champion Eckerd (5th)
Most championships Florida Southern (23)
Official website SSC men's basketball

The Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference. The tournament has been held annually since 1978. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship.

Results[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-Up MVP Venue
1978 Central Florida 103–66 Rollins Jerry Prather, Central Florida Lakeland Civic Center (Lakeland, FL)
1979 Florida Southern 57–51 Rollins Lester Wright, Florida Southern UCF Education Gymnasium (Orlando, FL)
1980 Florida Southern 100–74 Rollins Kurt Alston, Florida Southern UCF Education Gymnasium (Orlando, FL)
1981 Florida Southern 86–77 Central Florida John Ebeling, Florida Southern UCF Education Gymnasium (Orlando, FL)
1982 Biscayne College 68–66 Central Florida Perry Smith, Biscayne Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
1983 Florida Southern 93–74 Central Florida Tom Ridley, Florida Southern Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
1984 Tampa 53–52 Central Florida Todd Linder, Tampa Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
1985 Tampa 57–52 Florida Southern Todd Linder, Tampa Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1986 Florida Southern 73–66 Saint Leo Glenn Hanson, Florida Southern Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1987 Florida Southern 70–66 Tampa Todd Linder, Tampa Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
1988 Florida Southern 63–62 Tampa Jerry Johnson, Florida Southern Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
1989 Florida Southern 68–67 Tampa Kris Kearney, Florida Southern Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1990 Florida Southern 69–67 Tampa Michael Dean, Florida Southern Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1991 Florida Southern 77–66 Florida Tech Derek Flowers, Florida Southern Enyart-Alumni Field House (Winter Park, FL)
1992 Rollins 74–64 Barry David Wolf, Rollins Enyart-Alumni Field House (Winter Park, FL)
1993 Florida Southern 71–67 Tampa DeCarlo Deveaux, Tampa Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1994 Eckerd 77–71OT Tampa Rodney Chatman, Eckerd Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
1995 Tampa 77–75 Eckerd Idris Mays, Tampa Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
1996 Florida Southern 53–49 North Florida Chris Sneed, North Florida Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
1997 Tampa 73–67 Florida Southern Puncho Farquarson, Tampa Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
1998 Florida Southern 68–66OT Florida Tech Eric Osborne, Florida Southern Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
1999 Florida Southern 53–52 Lynn Innocent Kere, Florida Southern Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
2000 Florida Southern 63–54 Florida Tech Innocent Kere, Florida Southern Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
2001 Florida Southern 81–76 Barry Nick Railsback, Florida Southern Lakeland Center (Lakeland, FL)
2002 Tampa 62–45 Florida Southern Jon Brown, Tampa Clemente Center (Melbourne, FL)
2003 Florida Southern 81–68 Rollins Matt Story, Florida Southern Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
2004 Eckerd 67–57 Florida Southern Steve Berg, Eckerd Alfond Sports Center (Winter Park, FL)
2005 Lynn 63–50 Eckerd Justin Wingard, Lynn Health and Sports Center (Miami Shores, FL)
2006 Rollins 57–56 Barry John Thinnes, Rollins Marion Bowman Activities Center (Saint Leo, FL)
2007 Eckerd 67–52 Rollins Matt Centaus, Eckerd Sports and Cultural Center (Boca Raton, FL)
2008 Florida Southern 83–81OT Tampa Braxton Williams, Florida Southern Bob Martinez Athletics Center (Tampa, FL)
2009 Florida Southern 77–76OT Rollins Rob Eldridge, Florida Southern Don Taft University Center (Davie, FL)
2010 Rollins 66–59 Barry Myk Brown, Rollins Don Taft University Center (Davie, FL)
2011 Rollins 75–66 Eckerd Nick Wolf, Rollins Clemente Center (Melbourne, FL)
2012 Florida Southern 61–58 Saint Leo Seth Evans, Florida Southern Jenkins Field House (Lakeland, FL)
2013 Florida Southern 72–66 Rollins Seth Evans, Florida Southern Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee, FL)
2014 Florida Southern 84–74 Tampa Kevin Capers, Florida Southern Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee, FL)
2015 Florida Southern 93–83 Barry Kevin Capers, Florida Southern Silver Spurs Arena (Kissimmee, FL)
2016 Eckerd 87–84 Barry E. J. Moody, Eckerd ICI Center (Daytona Beach, FL)
2017 Rollins 71–70 Palm Beach Atlantic Jeff Merton, Rollins ICI Center (Daytona Beach, FL)
2018 Eckerd 96–71 Barry Marco Behori, Eckerd Jenkins Fieldhouse (Lakeland, FL)

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Florida Southern 23–4 27 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Tampa 5–8 13 1984, 1985, 1995, 1997, 2002
Rollins 5–7 12 1992, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2017
Eckerd 5–3 8 1994, 2004, 2007, 2016, 2018
Lynn 1–1 2 2005
St. Thomas (FL)
(Biscayne College)
1–0 1 1982
UCF 1–4 5 1978
Barry 0–7 7
Florida Tech 0–3 3
Saint Leo 0–2 2
Palm Beach Atlantic 0–1 1
North Florida 0–1 1
  • Embry–Riddle and Nova Southeastern have not yet qualified for the finals of the Sunshine State Conference tournament.
  • Schools highlighted in pink are former members of the Sunshine State Conference

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunshine State Conference Men's Basketball Tournament History" (PDF). Tournament records. Sunshine State Conference. 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017.