Pensacola State College hosted Chipola College for the early lead in the Panhandle Conference with the Pirates taking the win 74-73. Chipola would take a 40-31 lead into halftime due to a 9-0 run late in the first half. Pensacola State (13-6, 2-0) trailed Chipola until 3:15 left when Carlos Rosario put back a tip in to give the Pirates a 68-67 lead. With Pensacola hanging on to a two point lead, Shawndarius Cowart would make his final free-throw to give the Pirates a 74-71 lead. Guarding the three point line, Chipola scored the the last basket at the buzzer to give PSC the win 74-73 and the lead in the Panhandle Conference. Pensacola is the only undefeated team in the conference and improved their conference record to 2-0.
Chipola (13-6, 1-1) was led by Marial Mading with 21 points. Lat Mayen had 18 and Cheikh Faye 14.
PSC plays next Wednesday at Tallahassee CC.