2014-15 Men's Basketball News

  • Lyle selected in Premiere Basketball League draft
    August 29, 2015
    Lyle selected in Premiere Basketball League draft BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, former King University men’s basketball player, Logan Lyle received a phone call every basketball player dreams to receive. On Wednesday night, the Premier Basketball League held their draft, and the Lake Michigan Admirals selected Lyle with the 26th pick in the draft.
  • Bowling, Lyle selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes
    April 13, 2015
    Bowling, Lyle selected Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes BRISTOL, Tenn. – With basketball season over, Conference Carolinas has announced their men’s and women’s basketball scholar athletes of the year, and a pair of King University student-athletes were selected. Logan Lyle won his second straight men’s basketball scholar athlete of the year award, and Chelsea Bowling earned the women’s basketball scholar athlete of the year for the first time.
  • King earns three Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards
    March 30, 2015
    King earns three Conference Carolinas sportsmanship awards BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the completion of the winter season, Conference Carolinas has announced their sportsmanship award winners, and three King University teams earned awards. Both the Tornado men’s and women’s basketball teams and the men’s track and field team earned the Messick Sportsmanship awards.
  • NABC selects Lyle second team All-Southeast Region
    March 23, 2015
    NABC selects Lyle second team All-Southeast Region BRSITOL, Tenn. – Logan Lyle has had one of the most illustrious careers in King University men’s basketball history, and this weekend he earned another award. The Unicoi, Tenn., native was selected second team All-Southeast Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • Lyle garners All-Southeast Region honors
    March 13, 2015
    Lyle garners All-Southeast Region honors BRSITOL, Tenn. – Men’s basketball player Logan Lyle had one of the most illustrious careers in King University history, and he can add another award to his mantle following his senior season. On Friday, the Unicoi native was selected Daktronics First Team All-Southeast Region after leading the Tornado to a 24-6 record.
  • King falls to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas semis
    March 07, 2015
    King falls to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas semis MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In postseason play, nothing comes easy, and the King University men’s basketball team was locked in another tight game in the Conference Carolinas Semifinals against third seed North Greenville University. The second seeded Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but came back to take the lead late in the game, only to see the Crusaders respond and score the game’s final four points to take the contest 59-56.
  • Lyle, LeVeau garner All-Conference Carolinas honors
    March 06, 2015
    Lyle, LeVeau garner All-Conference Carolinas honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – At the Conference Carolinas Tournament “final four” the league announced their men’s basketball award winners for the 2014-15 season. Both Logan Lyle and Hunter LeVeau represented the second seeded King University men’s basketball team earning first and second team all-conference honors, respectively.
  • Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    March 04, 2015
    Eight Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the completion of the basketball regular season, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference honorees for the 2014-15 season. King University had eight basketball players recognized, four from the women’s team and three from the men’s team.
  • LeVeau's buzzer beater advances King to semifinals
    February 28, 2015
    LeVeau's buzzer beater advances King to semifinals BRISTOL, Tenn. – In postseason play only one thing matters adding one to the win column and advancing to the next round. It may not have been the best game all season, but Hunter LeVeau lifted the second seeded King University men’s basketball team over seventh seed Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. LeVeau banked in a three-point basket as the buzzer sounded to bring the Student Center Crowd to their feet and give King the 37-34 victory.
  • King closes regular season with win over Lees-McRae
    February 24, 2015
    King closes regular season with win over Lees-McRae BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team still faced a tough challenge to close out the regular season, facing rival Lees-McRae College. The Tornado got the near sellout crowd into the action early, scoring the game’s first 11 points. However, the victory wouldn’t come easy as the home standing Tornado held off a late Bobcat rally to take the game 106-93.
  • Tornado shoot past Belmont Abbey
    February 21, 2015
    Tornado shoot past Belmont Abbey BRISTOL, Tenn. – Having already locked up the second seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team scored early and often at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado eclipsed the 100-point mark for the third time this season, and shot a season-best 58.3 percent from the floor in their 104-64 victory.
  • Tornado ranked 7th in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 20, 2015
    Tornado ranked 7th in first NCAA Regional Rankings BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time since their first season in NCAA Division II, 2011-12, the King University men’s basketball team is ranked in the NCAA’s Regional Rankings. The first rankings of the year came out on Wednesday, and the Tornado are ranked seventh in the Southeast Region.
  • King downs Limestone behind Martin's career high
    February 19, 2015
    King downs Limestone behind Martin's career high BRISTOL, Tenn. – A very slow start was quick to change as the King University men’s basketball team held a significant lead at halftime over the Saints of Limestone College. Brandon Martin came up big for the Tornado tallying a new career-high of 14 points in the Conference Carolinas contest as King would go on to defeat Limestone 80-50.
  • Basketball doubleheader against Limestone pushed back
    February 17, 2015
    Basketball doubleheader against Limestone pushed back BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter weather moving through the southeast, Wednesday's basketball doubleheader between King University and Limestone College has been pushed back once again. Instead of the 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. tipoff scheduled for Thursday afternoon, the King women will take on the third-ranked Saints at 4:30 p.m. and the men to follow at 6:30 p.m.
  • King matches NCAA record with zero in win over SWU
    February 14, 2015
    King matches NCAA record with zero in win over SWU BRISTOL, Tenn. – Looking to reach 20 wins with a couple games left to play, the King University men’s basketball team did exactly that against Southern Wesleyan University. Logan Lyle’s eight triples powered the Torando past the Warriors 94-72 while four scorers reached double-figures.
  • King hosts Family Day, Play 4 Kay this week
    February 12, 2015
    King hosts Family Day, Play 4 Kay this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t come to the Student Center Complex to see the King University basketball teams play you are running out of time. This week is the perfect time to bring the family to see the Tornado as Saturday, February 14 is Family Day! Then next week, on Wednesday, February 18 King will host their annual Play for Kay game, raising money for breast cancer awareness.
  • Tornado cruise to win over Erskine
    February 11, 2015
    Tornado cruise to win over Erskine BRISTOL, Tenn. – A little home cooking may have been just what the doctor ordered for the King University men’s basketball team as they returned home on Wednesday evening. The Tornado posted their best shooting percentage in nearly a month in their 88-50 victory over Erskine College in the Student Center Complex, shooting 56.1 percent from the floor.
  • Lions use late run to top King 72-64
    February 07, 2015
    Lions use late run to top King 72-64 FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face a tough Emmanuel College team on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado got off to a hot start, extended their lead early, and held off a late first half Lion run. However, King couldn’t hold off second half run from Emmanuel as the Lions took the Conference Carolinas tilt 72-64.
  • Lyle garners Capital One Academic All-District honors
    February 05, 2015
    Lyle garners Capital One Academic All-District honors BRISTOL, Tenn. – He is already one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the country, but Logan Lyle also excels in the classroom. The senior became the first Tornado men’s basketball player to be selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team when the award was announced on Thursday.
  • Lyle's late triple propels King to win at Lees-McRae
    February 03, 2015
    Lyle's late triple propels King to win at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team may have gotten off to an auspicious start at Lees-McRae College on Tuesday night, but the Tornado were able to refocus and take the come-from-behind win. The contest was tied with less than three minutes left when Logan Lyle drilled a three-point basket to give King the lead for good as they escaped with an 82-76 victory.
  • King sinks 19 triples, tops Trevecca Nazarene 85-68
    January 31, 2015
    King sinks 19 triples, tops Trevecca Nazarene 85-68 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball got back into the win column on Saturday afternoon by using the three-ball in an 85-68 nonconference win over Trevecca Nazarene University. The Tornado sank 19 triples, which included seven from the nation’s active career leader, Logan Lyle who poured in a game-high 24 points.
  • Tornado fall to Pfeiffer in overtime
    January 28, 2015
    Tornado fall to Pfeiffer in overtime BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team got off to an auspicious start when they hosted Pfeiffer University in the Student Center Complex on Wednesday night. The Tornado worked their way back and the teams went back-and-forth over the final 25 minutes until the score remained tied at the end of regulation. However, the Falcons outscored King in the extra session to take the contest 76-73.
  • Lyle selected TSWA Player of the Week
    January 27, 2015
    Lyle selected TSWA Player of the Week BRISTOL, Tenn. – Senior men’s basketball player Logan Lyle has been having a solid year, and on Tuesday he was named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association. Lyle led King to a 2-1 week, averaging 20.0 points and 5.3 rebound per game.
  • King bounces back with win at Barton
    January 24, 2015
    King bounces back with win at Barton WILSON, N.C. – Coming off their first loss in more than a month, the King University men’s basketball team responded with a solid road performance at Barton College. Senior Logan Lyle led King to the 100-81 win over the Bulldogs as he matched a season-high with 25 points to get King back in the win column.
  • Comeback comes up short as King falls at #16 Mount Olive
    January 23, 2015
    Comeback comes up short as King falls at #16 Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference play is never easy, and the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a battle when they traveled to #16 University on Mount Olive on Friday night. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but saw the Trojans open up a sizable lead in the second half. King came back in front of a packed Kornegay Arena, but couldn’t grab the lead as the Trojans escaped with the 87-78 victory.
  • Tornado win ninth straight, top Emmanuel 69-57
    January 19, 2015
    Tornado win ninth straight, top Emmanuel 69-57 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second game in as many days, the King University men’s basketball team faced Conference Carolinas top defensive team in terms of points allowed in Emmanuel College. The first half was a struggle offensively for the Tornado, but King fond their three-point shot in the second half, taking the hard fought 69-57 victory.
  • Tornado storm past Belmont Abbey behind 21 triples
    January 17, 2015
    Tornado storm past Belmont Abbey behind 21 triples BRISTOL, Tenn. – A quick start for the King University men’s basketball team helped them earn a win over Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas matchup in the Student Center. In the game, the Tornado blew by the Crusaders behind Logan Lyle’s 25 points and the team’s 21 three-point baskets.
  • King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week
    January 14, 2015
    King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been playing well of late, and the Tornado would like to invite you to come see them in action this weekend! On Saturday, January 17, all National Guard members and their family members will be admitted to both the men’s and women’s games for free with their military ID. Monday, January 19 is First Responders Night, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s, and their families will receive free admission for themselves and their families.
  • Good's 22 pushes King by Southern Wesleyan
    January 13, 2015
    Good's 22 pushes King by Southern Wesleyan CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team looked to go without a loss in just under one month’s time as they traveled to Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. C.J. Good and his 22 points helped lead the Tornado to their seventh straight win over the Warriors, 87-62.
  • Triples lead King past North Greenville
    January 10, 2015
    Triples lead King past North Greenville BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at North Greenville University as three-point baskets were falling early and often. However, the second half was a defensive struggle as King stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas play with the 82-72 victory.
  • Stifling defense leads King to win at Erskine
    January 07, 2015
    Stifling defense leads King to win at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. – Coming off back-to-back home wins over the weekend, the King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face Erskine College. The Tornado offense was on fire early behind Logan Lyle how poured in a season-high 22 points. King pushed their winning streak to five games, and stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 72-49 victory.
  • King outscores Barton behind six scores in double figures
    January 04, 2015
    King outscores Barton behind six scores in double figures BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball was riding high coming off their win on national television on Saturday, but the Tornado were in for a challenge on Sunday when they faced Barton College in the Student Center Complex. However, King was able to come away with a 111-95 victory thanks to their stellar shooting. The Tornado made 33 free throws and shot over 50.0 percent from the field for the second straight contest.
  • Scales' career day lifts King over #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network
    January 03, 2015
    Scales' career day lifts King over #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network BRISTOL, Tenn. – In something that was new to King University, the King men's basketball team played a game that was broadcast live on national television. King and #18 University of Mount Olive treated the viewers that tuned in to CBS Sports Network to a show in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. Both teams held leads of more than 10 points as King closed the contest on a 53-23 run to stay undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 91-73.
  • King hosts #18 Mount Olive Saturday on CBS Sports Network
    December 30, 2014
    King hosts #18 Mount Olive Saturday on CBS Sports Network The King University men’s basketball team will have had nearly two weeks off by the time they take on 18th-ranked University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The contest not is significant in the Conference Carolinas standings, but the game will also be aired live on CBS Sports Network, the first time King University has ever hosted an athletic event to be broadcast on national television.
  • Pressure defense leads King past Johnson C. Smith
    December 21, 2014
    Pressure defense leads King past Johnson C. Smith BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned what was a tight contest in the first half into a 17-point victory behind a solid defensive pressure. The Tornado received 20-point efforts from both C.J. Good and Logan Lyle as King goes into the Christmas break with a 93-76 win over Johnson C. Smith University.
  • King to honor Coach Pitts on January 3
    December 19, 2014
    King to honor Coach Pitts on January 3 BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night at UVa-Wise, history was made as King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts won his 1,000th career game. King will recognize the achievement prior to their contest on January 3 when they face the University of Mount Olive in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network.
  • Pitts earns his 1,000th win as King tops UVa-Wise
    December 18, 2014
    Pitts earns his 1,000th win as King tops UVa-Wise WISE, Va. – It may have taken an extra game, but King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts earned his 1,000th career win on Thursday night at UVa-Wise. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances of the season in the 88-49 win, giving Pitts the milestone victory.
  • Marshall tops King in exhibition contest
    December 16, 2014
    Marshall tops King in exhibition contest HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The King University men’s basketball team jumped out of regular season play to face NCAA Division I foe Marshall University in an exhibition contest. The Tornado stayed with the Thundering Herd until late in the second half when Marshall pulled away to take a 90-76 win.
  • Tornado drop slugfest in overtime at USC Aiken
    December 13, 2014
    Tornado drop slugfest in overtime at USC Aiken AIKEN, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on southeast regional rival USC Aiken on Saturday, and the contest went as expected with neither team leading by more than seven points and both teams withstanding runs from the other. The game was tied at halftime, and at the end of regulation, and the Tornado held an 85-81 lead in overtime, but the Pacers came back by scoring seven of the game’s final nine points to take the contest 88-87.
  • King never trails in win over Tusculum
    December 09, 2014
    King never trails in win over Tusculum BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing Tusculum College for the second time this year, the King University men’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard as the grabbed the lead on the game’s first possession and didn’t look back. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures as Logan Lyle led King to the 91-52 nonconference victory.
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