Men's Basketball


School record leads to another CC POW award for Floyd

Photo credit: Dakota Bowman
Photo credit: Dakota Bowman

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team had a pair of big weeks around the holidays to earn his fourth Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award of the season. Over four games, Floyd averaged 34.5 points per game and shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor.

Floyd posted three 30-point outbursts last week, bringing his season total to eight. In the final game of the week, he topped the 40-point plateau for the second time, breaking a 50-plus year school record. His 43 points in a win over the University of Mount Olive broke the school record of 42 points that was set in 1967-68. In the game he also set a school record with 18 field goals, breaking the previous mark of 17 set in 1974-75. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native went 18-for-27 from the floor and 5-for-9 from three-point range in the win over Mount Olive.

In December, Floyd scored 33 points in a win over Emmanuel to start the run and followed that with 26 points at 16th-ranked Southern Indiana University. Following the break, he started with 36 points on 15-for-25 shooting from the floor and 5-for-9 shooting from three-point range in a win at Southern Wesleyan University.

In the four games, he averaged 34.5 points per game, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 48.4 percent from three-point range.

Following the big week, Floyd now leads NCAA Division II in scoring with an average of 29.4 points per game.

Floyd was also named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on November 11, November 25, and December 16.

The Tornado are in action again on Saturday when they travel to Chowan University. Tipoff from Murfreesboro, N.C. is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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