Men's Basketball News Archives

  • Floyd selected first team All-Region by NABC
    March 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd has earned another award as he was selected National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region. Floyd was selected to the first team, marking his second first team All-Region accolades of the year.
  • Floyd, West earn All-ECAC honors
    March 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two basketball players recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the league announced their awards on Thursday. Jordan Floyd of the men’s basketball team was selected ECAC Player of the Year and first team All-ECAC while Kori West of the women’s basketball team earned second team All-ECAC honors.
  • Floyd selected D2CCA All-Southeast Region
    March 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd can add another award to his mantle following his spectacular season. The junior was selected D2CCA first team All-Southeast Region, when the organization announced their awards on Monday.
  • Late run for #1 LMU tops King in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2018
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – When the NCAA Tournament brackets were announced, the King University men’s basketball team knew they had a tough task of facing the nation’s top team, Lincoln Memorial University, on their home floor. However, the Tornado got off to a hot start and played the Railsplitters even in the first half. The Lincoln Memorial balanced attack proved too much for the Tornado in the second half as the Railsplitters took the contest 90-78.
  • King opens NCAA Tournament with #1 LMU
    March 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won the regular season Conference Carolinas title and opens play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday. The Tornado are the eighth seed and will take on top-ranked and top-seeded Lincoln Memorial University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in Harrogate, Tenn.
  • King earns bid into NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship
    March 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won the Conference Carolinas season regular title, and on Sunday night the learned they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The Tornado will be the eighth seed and take on top seed and NCAA Southeast Regional host Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday.
  • Three Tornado garner all-conference honors, Floyd POY
    March 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. King had three players receive all-conference honors including one being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. Jordan Floyd was unanimously selected as the conference’s player of the year in addition to his first team all-conference honors. Senior Mack Owens and junior Je’Don Young also garnered honors as they were both named second team all-conference selections.
  • King moves up to seventh in final NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 28, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final NCAA Regional Rankings of the year, the King University men’s basketball team moved up to seventh. The Tornado finished the regular season 19-9 and won the Conference Carolinas regular season title for the second time in the last three years.
  • Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey in conference quarterfinals
    February 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing as the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team went up against a tough eighth seed in Belmont Abbey College. The Crusaders controlled the glass and escaped the Student Center Complex with a 82-74 victory.
  • Salomon takes second straight Conference Carolinas POW
    February 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight week and fourth of the last five, a King University men’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. This week it was Mike Salomon who earns honors for the second straight week.
  • Tornado hold on at LMC to claim Conference Carolinas title
    February 23, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team built a sizable lead in the first half at Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats came back in the second half, but the Tornado held on to take the contest 102-98 and win their second Conference Carolinas regular season title in three years.
  • Three Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 23, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas basketball regular season ends on Friday, and the league has announced their academic all-conference recipients. King University had three players recognized, two from the women’s team and one from the men’s team.
  • King topples Emmanuel, sets up showdown at LMC
    February 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire in their 93-80 victory over Emmanuel College on Wednesday night. The victory vaults King into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas standings with Lees-McRae College as the teams square off on Friday night.
  • King still ranked eighth in NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second of three installments, the King University men’s basketball held their NCAA Regional Ranking of eighth. The Tornado are one of three Conference Carolinas teams in the rankings for the second straight week.
  • Salomon named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    February 19, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week a King University men’s basketball player has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Mike Salomon helped lead the Tornado to pair of wins last week while posting his career-high in points early in the week to earn the honor.
  • Strong defense lifts King past Belmont Abbey
    February 17, 2018
    BELMONT, N.C. – Late in the season in conference games on the road, it may not matter how teams get a victory just that they come out with a win. The King University men’s basketball team grinded out a win at Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado defense posted one of the best efforts of the season in the 69-61 victory.
  • King ranked 8th in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The first NCAA Southeast Regional rankings were announced on Wednesday afternoon and the King University men’s basketball team was ranked eighth. At the time of the poll release, the Tornado were 15-9 on the season and following Wednesday night’s win improved to 16-9.
  • Floyd, Salomon lead King past Limestone
    February 14, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team defended their home court with a hard-fought victory over Limestone College. The Tornado got 32 points from Jordan Floyd and seven triples from Mike Salomon to defeat the Saints 80-67.
  • Floyd selected TSWA Player of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd earned Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors on Monday, and on Tuesday he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Floyd tabbed conference POW
    February 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had another Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award winner this week as Jordan Floyd was selected player of the week for the second straight week. Floyd averaged 26.0 points per game in helping the Tornado to a 2-0 record this week.
  • Seniors lead King to win over SWU on Senior Day
    February 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – On senior day, the King University men’s basketball seniors led the Tornado to a 104-80 victory over Southern Wesleyan University. Mack Owens eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark and Shon’Dre Dukes posted his first double-double of the season.
  • Hot shooting propels Tornado past Crusaders
    February 06, 2018
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on North Greenville in a Conference Carolinas matchup Tuesday night. The Tornado took great care of the ball as they only turned the ball over six times the entire night. King also shot 54.4 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from the three point line. Hot shooting and limiting turnovers helped King defeat North Greenville 91-68.
  • Late runs top Tornado at Emmanuel
    February 03, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team fell behind at Emmanuel College early on Saturday afternoon. However, the Tornado dug out of the hole in the second half to take the lead, but they couldn’t sustain the advantage. The Lions closed the game on a 15-7 run to take the contest 94-86.
  • Floyd named ECAC Player of the Week
    January 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd earned another weekly award on Tuesday. The junior was selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week after averaging 25.0 points per game and leading King to three wins a week ago.
  • King basketball DH vs. Emmanuel rescheduled, MVB schedule altered
    January 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader that was postponed against Emmanuel College earlier this month has been rescheduled for February 21. The women will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. with the men to follow at 7:30 p.m. The men’s volleyball match that was scheduled for February 21 against Limestone College has been moved to February 20 with first serve at 7:00 p.m.
  • King sweeps Conference Carolinas basketball weekly awards
    January 29, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams swept the Conference Carolinas Player of the Week awards this week. Kori West averaged a double-double in three games for the Tornado, taking home Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors while Jordan Floyd took honors on the men’s side after averaging 25.0 points per game.
  • King defense stymies UMO
    January 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball climbed the Conference Carolinas standings with a pair of victories on their home court this weekend. The Tornado capped the weekend with a resounding 79-54 win over league-leading University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon.
  • Tornado grind out win over Barton
    January 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team defended their home court on Friday night with a tough Conference Carolinas win over Barton College. King gritted out the 95-82 by outrebounding the Bulldogs and shooting 64.0 percent in the second half.
  • King shoots past Erskine
    January 23, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team showed no rust following a 10 day layoff, posting their best field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage in five seasons. King also had three scores with at least 20 points in a game for the first time since 2011-12 in their 97-81 victory at Erskine College.
  • King basketball games against Emmanuel postponed
    January 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday night against Emmanuel College has been postponed. A makeup date for the Conference Carolinas double dip has not been announced at this time.
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