Men's basketball player Jose Benitez Shooting during the gameMiami Gardens, Fla. – Florida National University men’s basketball team lost its fifth on the road game of the season as the Conquistadors were defeated by the bobcats in a thrilling battle 82-72. The contest was played on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 14th) at Fernandez Family Center, Miami Gardens, Fla. With the loss Florida National falls to a 9-6 record while St. Thomas University improves to 5-2.


Final Score: Florida National University 72, St. Thomas University 82
Records: Florida National University (9-6), St. Thomas University (5-2)
Location: FERNANDEZ FAMILY CENTER – Miami Gardens, Fla.
Florida National University Starters: Jeffrey Hernandez , Jose Benitez, Hirotaka Ohashi, Kenneth Santos, Nico Rojas


  • FNU record now is 9-6 this season.
  • FNU away record is now 5-5.
  • St. Thomas University record is 5-2 now.


Florida National University men’s basketball team will now face Mitchell College on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 Pm. The game will take place at Bucky Dent Gym, Hialeaeh, Fla.

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About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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