Men's Basketball


Tornado Meet Pacers in Nonconference Play Today, 3 p.m.

Tornado Meet Pacers in Nonconference Play Today, 3 p.m.
Live stats and video are available for today's nonconference men's basketball game between King and the USC Aiken Pacers. The game begins at 3 p.m. EST.


BRISTOL, Tenn. –King College Men's Basketball will close 2012 with a nonconference matchup against the USC Aiken Pacers today, Saturday, Dec. 30. Tipoff is set for 3:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available.

The Tornado are led by 1,000-point scorer, senior Eddie Piccinini (Orlando, Fla.), who leads the team with 17.0 points per game. The combination of inside-out players Logan Lyle (Unicoi, Tenn.) and Jason Seymore (Powell, Tenn.) who combined to average26.5 points per contest. King is averaging 84.2 points per game as a team while allowing 71.5 to their opponents.

King began the year on a 7-0 run out of the gate and remains undefeated in Conference Carolinas play. They endured their first defeat on the road at Lincoln Memorial University on Dec. 16, 75-68. They are now 7-1 on the season and received votes in the last NABC Division II Coaches' Poll, placing 26th overall.

USC Aiken, a member of the Peach Belt Conference, enters the contest with an overall record of 6-2 and has won their last four games, including a 92-86 victory over Mount Olive College to begin their current stretch. The Pacers hold a 5-0 record at home and are led by sharpshooter Ronald Zimmerman (18.9 ppg, .456 3pt%) and dominant post player, Santoine Butler (28 blks, 7.3 rpg, 13.9 ppg).

Live stats and live video are available for today's contest.

King will play one final road contest on Jan. 3 when they jump back into Conference Carolinas play with Barton College. The Tornado will play their next home game at the Student Center on Jan. 5 when they host Belmont Abbey for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

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