Tornado pull away in 2nd half to top UMOMOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team was able to avenge a loss 10 days ago when they went on the road and defeated the University of Mount Olive 77-65 on Tuesday night. The first half was tight, but the Tornado pulled away in the second half and iced the contest at the free throw line.
Fahnbulleh's put-back gives King win at Lees-McRaeBANNER ELK, N.C. – In what has resulted in entertaining games the last few years, the King University men’s basketball team came back to defeat rival Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but came back and Noble Fahnbulleh put the Tornado head with an offensive rebound and put-back with 9.5 seconds remaining, giving King the 98-97 victory.
Trojans stun King in overtimeBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has become a rivalry in Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s basketball team squared off with the University of Mount Olive. It seem as though it was an uphill battle for the Tornado all day, and King came back to grab the lead late in the second half. However, Jordan Floyd came up with a bucket to send the game to overtime. In the extra session, Mount Olive drilled the deciding basket, a triple with 1:01 remaining to take the contest 75-72.
Tornado top Erskine in Conference Carolinas clashBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team seems to be peaking at the right time, taking their fourth straight victory on Tuesday night. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures, led by 18 from Jordan Floyd in their 87-70 win over Erskine College.
ECAC names LeVeau Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's basketball player Hunter LeVeau’s big week has resulted in another award. On Tuesday, LeVeau was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week after he eclipsed 1,500 career points and helped the Tornado a pair of wins, including a 96-89 victory over Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College.
LeVeau selected Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University men’s basketball player Hunter LeVeau has garnered Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors. Last week he eclipsed 1,500 career points and helped the Tornado a pair of wins, including a 96-89 victory over Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College.
Floyd's career-high helps King knockoff league-leading SaintsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season on Saturday as the Tornado knocked off Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College. King shot nearly 60 percent from the floor to take the 96-89 victory.
LeVeau's big night lifts King over EmmanuelBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team avenged a loss earlier in the season on Wednesday night when they defeated Emmanuel College. The Tornado used a big run early, and another run late to take the contest 88-76.
Tornado hold on for win at Belmont AbbeyBELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss Friday night with a solid road win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Belmont Abbey College in the second half, and had to hold off a late Crusader run to take the 88-81 victory.
St. Louis' big night not enough for King to top PfeifferMISENHEIMER, N.C. – As anticipated, the rematch between King University and Pfeiffer University was high scoring, but the Tornado came out on the short end on Friday night. King mustered a late comeback on the road, but the Falcons held on to take the 114-111 victory.
Emmanuel comes back to top TornadoFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – History has proven when the King University men’s basketball team squares off with Emmanuel College, the game usually comes down to the wire. That was no different on Saturday afternoon as the home-standing Lions came away with a narrow 85-82 Conference Carolinas victory.
King defense stymies Warriors in league triumphBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team took their second straight Conference Carolinas win on Monday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado defense forced 28 turnovers from Southern Wesleyan University as King cruised to the 90-57 victory.
Pope's double-double leads King past CrusadersTIGERVILLE, S.C. – In a game where both team had sizable advantages, the King University men’s basketball team held on to edge North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon. C.J. Good made a pair of free throws with 6.1 seconds remaining to ice the 69-67 road victory for the Tornado.
Late Barton run tops TornadoWILSON, N.C. – In a rematch a contest that went to double overtime in Bristol, the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a tight affair on Wednesday night when they traveled to Barton College. The Tornado erased an 11-point second half deficit to come back and take a 10-point advantage down the stretch. However, the Bulldogs made a run to close the contest and take the game 92-87.
LeVeau, Tornado offense run past PfeifferBRISTOL, Tenn. – Led by Hunter LeVeau, the King University men’s basketball team placed six scorers in double figures as they out-ran Pfeiffer University on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. LeVeau connected on seven of King’s 15 triples in their 110-91 Conference Carolinas victory.
Saints comeback late, top King in overtimeGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team started out the contest at Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College on roll, opening up a double digit advantage in the early going. However, the Limestone defense clamped down in the second half and the Saints used a late run to even the score and take the lead before the Tornado beat the buzzer to send the game to overtime. The Limestone defense proved too much for the Tornado in overtime as the Saints took the contest 78-75.
Late Virginia State triple stuns KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to the court in the Student Center Complex on Friday night when they took on Virginia State University. The Tornado held a lead at halftime, but the Trojans came back and teams traded triples in the waning seconds with Virginia State escaping with a 72-71 victory.
St. Louis tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar performance on Sunday, Malcolm St. Louis of the King University men’s basketball team was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. St. Louis posted a double-double, leading King to a victory over UVa-Wise.
King shoots past UVa-WiseBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University closed the first semester with an emphatic victory over UVa-Wise. The Tornado used an early 12-0 run to gain the advantage and were led by a double-double from Malcolm St. Louis in the 93-67 victory.
King holds on to top Southern WesleyanCENTRAL S.C. – In what was a defensive battle, the King University men’s basketball team came away with a narrow Conference Carolinas victory on Saturday at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado opened up a lead, but had to fend off a late Warrior run before icing the game at the free throw line and closing the game on an 8-2 run to take the contest 71-65.
King hangs on to top TusculumBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of a contest from the opening weekend, the King University men’s basketball team avenged a loss with a victory over Tusculum College on Wednesday night. The Tornado held the lead for the majority of the contest and held off a late Pioneer run, taking the contest 83-78.
Barton comes back to top King in double overtimeBRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in a tight affair with Barton College on Saturday night in the Student Center Complex. Forty minutes wasn’t enough to settle the game as the contest went to overtime tied at 82. The teams remained tied after the first overtime, sending the contest to a second extra session. The Bulldogs outscored King by two points in the second overtime, taking the contest 101-99.
Tornado shoot past ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team moved to 2-0 in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night with a victory at Erskine College. The Tornado turned in their best shooting performance of the season and used an early second half run to open separation and take the contest 81-65.
LeVeau tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week, King University men’s basketball player Hunter LeVeau was selected Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. LeVeau 27.5 points per game and shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor a week ago for the Tornado.
Lakers come back late to top TornadoMORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action on Saturday afternoon and held the lead for the majority of the contest at Clayton State University. However, the Lakers came back late to defeat King 95-92.
LeVeau's career-night lifts King past North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex and need all of Hunter LeVeau’s career-high to defeat North Greenville University. The Tornado closed the game on a 7-0 run, including five from LeVeau to defeat North Greenville 71-67.
LeVeau's career-high not enough to top hot-shooting LanderBRISTOL, Tenn. – Facing another tough regional opponent, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in a tight contest on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex with Lander University. Hunter LeVeau posted a career-high for the Tornado, but it wasn’t enough as the Bearcats outshot King, taking the contest 87-83.
Owens' career-high lifts King past Young Harris in OTBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their first game of the year in exciting fashion on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado came back against Young Harris College in the second half and C.J. Good sent the game to overtime with a triple with 2.8 seconds remaining in regulation. Mack Owens drilled a jump shot from 10 feet on the baseline with 1.4 seconds left in overtime, giving King the 83-81 victory.
Second half gives Tusculum win over KingGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team stayed on the road to open the season as they squared off with regional rival Tusculum College on Saturday evening. The Tornado opened up a sizable advantage in the first half and held the lead at halftime, only to see Tusculum come back in the second half to take the contest 88-81.
Tornado fall to #2 Lincoln Memorial in season openerGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had a stiff test in their season opener, taking on the second-ranked team in the country and 2015-16 national runner-up, Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado stayed close in the early going, but the Railsplitters proved to be too much for King, taking the contest 92-70.
King picked first in Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' PollBRISTOL, Tenn. – Last year, the King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, and their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, and the Tornado are picked to repeat in 2016-17. The Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll was announced today and the Tornado sit atop the poll with eight first place votes among the league’s coaches.
Good selected NABC All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many years, the King University men’s basketball team has placed a player on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region. Following his performance this season, C.J. Good garnered second team All-Southeast Region from the NABC.
Tornado fall to Lenoir-Rhyne in NCAA First RoundHARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second time, the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a challenge when they squared off with seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears made a run in the first half, and held a sizable advantage until midway through the second half when King made a run, taking a lead with six minutes left. King led 74-71 with three minutes remaining, but the Bears closed on a 12-4 run, including a key triple as Lenoir-Rhyne took the upset win 83-79.
Tornado ready for NCAA opener against LRUBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team earned their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship last weekend, and with it came their second berth into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The Tornado earned the second seed and will face seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at host Lincoln Memorial University.
King seeded #2 in NCAA SE Regional, faces #7 LRUBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in school history, the King University men’s basketball team has earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, earning the second seed. King will face seventh Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at top seed and host Lincoln Memorial University.
King takes first CC title, earns bid to NCAA TournamentBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was an eventful day, the King University men’s basketball team persevered through a delay to the stat of the Conference Carolinas Championship game in the Student Center Complex against second seed Barton College. The day started as the power went out midway through the National Anthem and the crowd of 712 finished by singing the rest of the song. The teams went back-and-forth in the early going, but King closed the final eight minutes of the first half on a 27-6 run to gain control of the contest as King went on to take the their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship 85-53.
Late surge lifts King past UMO and into CC title gameBRISTOL, Tenn. – As teams play in the postseason, most times they can throw out what happened in early meetings during the regular season. Earlier in the year, the King University men’s basketball team defeated their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal opponent, the University of Mount Olive by 35 points, but Saturday’s matchup was entirely different. The fourth seeded Trojans held the lead early before the teams went back-and-forth over the middle 20 minutes. The top seed Tornado used a 10-0 run late in the second half to gain separation and take the contest from Mount Olive 77-69.
Good, LeVeau selected All-Conference Carolinas, Pitts COYBRISTOL, Tenn. – Before the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals tipped off on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference selection. After leading the Tornado to their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, head coach George Pitts was selected as the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year while C.J. Good and Hunter LeVeau garnered first team all-conference accolades.
King to host Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball ChampionshipBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, earning the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. With a win in their quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, King will be the host for Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game. The three teams that will make the journey to Bristol will be No. 2 Barton College, No. 4 University of Mount Olive and No. 6 Limestone College.