Men's Basketball Shootout Preview

Tallahassee Men's Basketball
Photo courtesy of Tallahassee Community College Athletics/Greg Rowland

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 8, 2017) - The 16th Annual Florida College's Men's Basketball Shootout will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10.

This year's event will again be played at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, Fla., and Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla.

All 20 Division I teams in Region 8 will participate in the Shootout, providing a total of 20 cross-conference games over two days. 

The loaded field features seven teams currently ranked in the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Poll, including top-ranked and undefeated Northwest Florida State College, and two others - Daytona State College and Indian River State College - who received votes.

Northwest Florida State will play its games in Ocala at 6 p.m. Saturday (vs. Daytona State) and 2 p.m. Sunday (vs. Indian River State). 

Joining the Raiders in the national rankings are No. 4 Tallahassee Community College, No. 7 Eastern Florida State College, No. 10 Florida SouthWestern State College, No. 22 Chipola College, No. 23 Gulf Coast State College and No. 25 College of Central Florida. 

The Shootout slate includes four games matching ranked opponents - (7) Eastern Florida State vs. (10) Florida SouthWestern (7 p.m. Saturday), (23) Gulf Coast State vs. (25) Central Florida (8 p.m. Saturday), (4) Tallahassee vs. (10) Florida SouthWestern (5 p.m. Sunday) and (7) Eastern Florida State vs. (22) Chipola (7 p.m. Sunday). 


Games involving Central Florida and Santa Fe will be streamed live (see the schedule for links).

Florida College's Men's Basketball Shootout Schedule

(G) - game played at Gainesville
(O) - game played at Ocala

Saturday, December 9

  • 11 a.m. (G) - Santa Fe vs. State College of Florida - Watch
  • 12 p.m. (O) - Polk State vs. Indian River State
  • 1 p.m. (G) - Pensacola State vs. St. Petersburg
  • 2 p.m. (O) - Hillsborough vs. ASA Miami
  • 3 p.m. (G) - Broward vs. Tallahassee
  • 4 p.m. (O) - Florida State College vs. Miami Dade
  • 5 p.m. (G) - Palm Beach State vs. Chipola
  • 6 p.m. (O) - Northwest Florida State vs. Daytona State
  • 7 p.m. (G) - Florida SouthWestern vs. Eastern Florida State
  • 8 p.m. (O) - Central Florida vs. Gulf Coast State - Watch

Sunday, December 10

  • 11 a.m. (G) - Santa Fe vs. Broward - Watch
  • 12 p.m. (O) - ASA Miami vs. Florida State College
  • 1 p.m. (G) - State College of Florida vs. Pensacola State
  • 2 p.m. (O) - Indian River State vs. Northwest Florida State
  • 3 p.m. (G) - St. Petersburg vs. Palm Beach State
  • 4 p.m. (O) - Gulf Coast State vs. Hillsborough
  • 5 p.m. (G) - Tallahassee vs. Florida SouthWestern
  • 6 p.m. (O) - Daytona State vs. Polk State
  • 7 p.m. (G) - Chipola vs. Eastern Florida State
  • 8 p.m. (O) - Central Florida vs. Miami Dade - Watch