AMERICUS, Ga. (November 16, 2018) – Playing on the first day of the Jets Tip-off Classic, Tallahassee Community College's men's basketball team defeated Gordon (Ga.) State College, 94-65, for the 600th NJCAA win in school history.
The Eagles are now 6-0 on the season heading into Saturday's 3 p.m. showdown with South Georgia Technical College.
The Eagles led wire-to-wire thanks to a red-hot shooting effort. Tallahassee hit 18-of-32 (56.3 percent) field goal attempts in the first half en route to a 45-28 lead.
The second half was even better – a 21-of-35 (60.0 percent) effort. Tallahassee eventually led by as many as 33 points (89-56) and finished the game 39-of-67 (58.2 percent) from the floor.
Tallahassee won its first game as a member of the NJCAA, a 116-84 win over Bishop (Ala.) State Community College on November 7, 1991. Since then, the Eagles have averaged 22 wins for 27+ seasons, won three FCSAA State/NJCAA District Championships and advanced to the 2006 NJCAA Championship Game.
Mike Gillespie went 258-56 in ten seasons (1991-2001) as head coach before taking the helm at Florida A&M University. He was succeeded by Eddie Barnes, who posted a record of 274-144 over the next 14 seasons (2001-15), before retiring in 2015.
Current head coach Mark White, in his fourth season as the Eagles' head coach, is now 68-30.
TCC's Milestone NJCAA Victories
|1||Nov. 7, 1991||TCC 116, Bishop State CC 84, at New Orleans, La.|
|100||Nov. 24, 1995||TCC 104, Clinton Junior College 61, at Tallahassee, Fla.|
|200||Jan. 16, 1999||TCC 102, Pensacola State College 93, at Pensacola, Fla.|
|300||Nov. 14, 2003||TCC 73, Seminole State College of Florida 45, at Sanford, Fla.|
|400||Dec. 28, 2007||TCC 95, Middle Georgia College 80, at Tallahassee, Fla.|
|500||Feb. 23, 2013||TCC 77, Pensacola State College 73, at Pensacola, Fla.|
|600||Nov. 16, 2018||TCC 94, Gordon State College 65, at Americus, Ga.|