Men's Basketball News Archives

  • Tornado offense stays hot in triumph over Limestone
    January 18, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team recorded another stellar shooting performance on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado again shot better than 50 percent in their 97-71 victory over Limestone College.
  • King shoots past NGU
    January 15, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team shot past North Greenville University on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado posted their best shooting game of the season and were led by four scorers in double figures in the 100-68 victory.
  • Second half run too much for King to overcome at Chowan
    January 11, 2020
    MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team held a lead at the half at Chowan University on Saturday, but a big Hawk run early in the second half was too much for the Tornado to overcome. King fought back, but couldn’t regain the lead as they fell to Chowan 84-80.
  • Floyd takes third TSWA Player of the Week award
    January 08, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team earned his third weekly award this week when he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week. Floyd set a pair of school records last week and averaged nearly 40 points per game in two contests.
  • Floyd's big week leads to USBWA National Player of the Week honors
    January 07, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team had pair of big games a week ago, and on Tuesday he was named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week. Floyd set a pair of records and averaged nearly 40 points per game in two games last week.
  • School record leads to another CC POW award for Floyd
    January 06, 2020
    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 sets two school records to lead King past UMO
    January 04, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd had a career night for the King University men’s basketball team as they edged the University of Mount Olive on Saturday in the Student Center Complex. Floyd set school records with 43 points and 18 field goals in the 76-74 Tornado victory.
  • Hot shooting Tornado take win at SWU
    January 02, 2020
    CENTRAL, S.C. – Early in the Conference Carolinas schedule, the King University men’s basketball team already avenged a defeat last month to Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado posted their best shooting performance of the season to take the 90-77 road victory.
  • Tornado fall at #16 Southern Indiana
    December 21, 2019
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to take on one of the top teams in the country, 16th-ranked Southern Indiana University. The Tornado trailed by one at halftime, but the Screaming Eagles pulled away late in the second half to take the contest 87-68.
  • King upends Emmanuel
    December 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team earned a tough home victory over Conference Carolinas foe Emmanuel College on Wednesday afternoon. The Tornado fell behind early, but closed the first half on a run and catapulted King into the lead. Jordan Floyd scored 33 points, leading the Tornado to the 88-82 victory.
  • Floyd tabbed TSWA Player of the Week
    December 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team has been selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week. This week he set a career-high, scoring 40 points in a win at Barton College.
  • Floyd's career-high leads to CC Player of the Week award
    December 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third time this season, Jordan Floyd of the King University men’s basketball team has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. This week he set a career-high, scoring 40 points in a win at Barton College.
  • Floyd pours in career-high as King defeats Barton
    December 14, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team went on the road for the first time in more than one month, playing their first true road game of the season at Barton College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season as they will return to Bristol with the 98-90 victory.
  • Second half dooms Tornado against SWU
    December 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team squared off against another one of the Southeast Region’s top teams on Wednesday night in Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado held a halftime lead, but the Warriors came back in the second half to take the contest 79-73.
  • BAC defense stymies King offense
    December 07, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a matchup of a pair of two of the top teams in Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s basketball team fell to a solid Belmont Abbey College team on Saturday afternoon. The Crusader defense kept the King offense off-balance in a big second half, taking the contest 100-78.
  • Tornado outlast LMC in conference opener
    December 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rivalry games are always tough, but the King University men’s basketball team came out on top when they squared off with Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado fell behind early, but fought back to take the lead late in the second half and held off a Bobcat run to take the 85-81 victory.
  • King tops Johnson in nonconference tilt
    November 26, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team did most of the heavy lifting in the first half of their 94-74 win over Johnson University (Tenn.). The Tornado shot better than 50 percent and raced out to a 23-point halftime lead as they cruised to the 94-74 victory.
  • Floyd selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    November 25, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following another big week, King University men’s basketball’s Jordan Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Floyd averaged 32.0 points per game a week ago for the Tornado.
  • King tripped up by stout Clayton State defense
    November 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team got off to a hot start against Clayton State University, holding a lead at halftime. However, the Laker defense clamped down on the Tornado offense in the second half as Clayton State took the contest 95-85.
  • Six scorers in double figures leads King to win over Lee
    November 18, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team posted their fourth straight win with a well-earned victory over Lee University on Monday night. The Tornado used a run in the second half to gain control while Mike Salomon and Damion Ottman both posted double-doubles in the 99-85 triumph.
  • Well-rounded effort gives King win in home-opener
    November 16, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team started their home season in impressive fashion on Saturday afternoon, defeating Shorter University. King placed five scorers in double figures in the 108-75 victory.
  • King announces retirement of George Pitts
    November 15, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University has announced the retirement of head men’s basketball coach George Pitts, effective at the close of the 2019-20 season. 
  • Ward, Floyd selected TSWA Players of the Week
    November 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following spectacular weeks, Julie Ward of the King University women’s volleyball team and Jordan Floyd of the men’s basketball team were each selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
  • Floyd's opening week leads to CC Player of the Week honors
    November 11, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd started the season in impressive fashion for the King University men’s basketball team, shooting better than 50 percent and averaging 34.0 points per game as he was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
  • Tornado defense leads to win over C-N
    November 09, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team defeated Carson-Newman University for the first time since 2011 on Saturday afternoon at Lees-McRae College. The Tornado defense held the Eagles under 40 percent shooting and Jordan Floyd led the King offense as he scored his 1,000th career point in a Tornado uniform.
  • Floyd leads King to season-opening win over UVAW
    November 08, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team opened the season with a win over UVa-Wise on Friday night at Lees-McRae College. The Tornado took the lead early as they took the contest 84-74 behind 34 points from Jordan Floyd.
  • New look Tornado ready to open 2019-20
    November 04, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University men's basketball team looks to reload following a sixth place finish in Conference Carolinas play a season ago. Head coach George Pitts returns third team all-conference performer James Brown as well as 2017-18 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year Jordan Floyd to lead the Tornado in 2019-20.
  • 2020 Conference Carolinas Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to be Held at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
    October 10, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Conference Carolinas and Wofford College officially announced on Thursday, Oct. 10 that the 2020 Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • King's Cozart selected for Larry Smith Award
    September 26, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cylk Cozart, a 1979 King College graduate and former basketball player, is the recipient of the 2019 Larry Smith Award, announced by Small College Basketball.   
  • Pitts adds Gallishaw to staff
    May 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts announced the hire of Julius Gallishaw to round out his staff.
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