Men's Basketball


Higher NCAA DII rankings for Tornado Basketball

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College climbed higher in the newest NCAA Division II Men's Basketball stat report, released by the national office. Of King's 13 Top-50 rankings, 11 moved up in the rankings.

The biggest mover was in the scoring margin category as King went to No. 32, a 36-spot climb, with a margin of 9.8.

The Tornado also put three team rankings into the Top-10 led by the turnover margin of 4.4 and steals per game mark of 10.5, were both at No. 8 this week. The Tornado's assists per game average of 18.3 was No. 9, up four spots from last week.

Once again the top team category was the three point field goals per game at No. 4 which remained unchanged from last week at 10.0.

King's assist turnover ratio of 1.25 went up three places to No. 17 while a 39.0 three-point field goal percentage was 13 spots higher at No. 22. The Tornado's scoring offense of 89.0 was ranked No. 29.

The team also added a 47.3 field goal percentage at No. 58 and 17.9 personal fouls per game was ranked No. 70 to give King 10 Top-70 team rankings.

Mark Dockery (Nickelsville, Va.) moved back up to No. 2 in three-point field goals per game with 4.0 and his 42.9 three-point field goal percentage was four spots higher at No. 22. He also was No. 60 in scoring with 18.5 points per game.

Brian Hewitt (Lexington, Ky.) posted four Top-60 rankings led by the 2.3 steals per game average at No. 33, 14 spots higher than a week ago. He was No. 43 in assist turnover ratio at 2.1. In addition he was No. 52 in three-point field goal percentage at 37.6 and No. 57 in three-point field goals per game with 2.6.

Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) was a spot better in field goal percentage at No. 8 with a 65.8 mark. He added a 7.7 rebounds per game average to move up 13 places to No. 81.

Clarence Smith (Nashville, Tenn.) improved to No. 72 in field goal percentage, a nine-spot climb, with a 52.8 percentage.

King will play at Campbellsville (Ky.) University on Wednesday. The Tornado won for the sixth straight time at home Thursday with a 124-113 victory over Life (Ga.) University to improve to 12-12 on the season.

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