Men's Basketball


King moves up to seventh in final NCAA Regional Rankings

Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer
Photo credit: Danielle Stauffer

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.

Lincoln Memorial University remains in the top spot while Queens University stays in the second spot. The Tornado are the highest ranked Conference Carolinas team, followed by Lees-McRae College who is ranked eighth. Barton College is also ranked, coming in 10th.

King defeated Lees-McRae in the final regular season game, winning the conference title with a 14-4 league mark.

King will now await selection Sunday as the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship field is announced at 10:30 p.m. Following the three automatic bids from Conference Carolinas, the South Atlantic Conference and the Peach Belt Conference, the next five teams will be selected from the regional rankings. The selection show can be watched on

NCAA Regional Rankings Record In Region
1. Lincoln Memorial 25-1 25-1
2. Queens 26-2 25-2
3. Clayton State 21-5 21-5
4. UNC Pembroke 23-5 23-5
5. Carson-Newman 22-6 22-6
6. Francis Marion 18-8 18-8
7. King 19-9 19-9
8. Lees-McRae 17-8 17-8
9. Augusta 16-12 16-11
10. Barton 16-12 16-12
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