March 2, 2012

“White Out” the Trojans in Friday Night's Semifinal

 

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King Basketball is calling upon Tornado Nation to "White Out" the Student Center Complex this Friday, March 2, in their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal matchup against the Mount Olive Trojans. Free white Twister t-shirts will be handed out to King fans to help support the White Out effort!


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White Twister t-shirts will be passed out at the front doors, while supplies last, beginning at 6:00 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. tipoff. Come early to guarantee your seat and your shirt! Don't just stop with a white t-shirt. Bring your white tube socks, gym shorts, wrist and head bands, or whatever you have that is white and wear it out to the Student Center to support your Tornado men's basketball team.

King advanced to the semi-final round after defeating Coker College on Tuesday night, 56-50, in a tight-knit contest that came down to the final minutes. After holding as much as an 11-point lead, Coker stormed back to tie the game with under two minutes to go. Freshman Logan Lyle knocked down a tide-shifting three pointer before Lio Gedeon recorded a huge block in the lane on the Cobras' ensuing attack, leading to the victory.

Mount Olive (20-7) held a seven-point lead over Lees-McRae going into the locker room of their first round tournament matchup but broke out on both ends of the court to take a 74-48 victory to advance to the semifinals. Craig Hayes led the Trojans with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting in the playoff win, while two other Mount Olive starters finished in double digits scoring.

The winner of Friday's contest will advance to the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship on Sunday, where they will play the victor of the Queens (N.C.) / Barton contest. Game time for the championship is set for 2:00 p.m.

 

KING COLLEGE


MOUNT OLIVE

Statistics category

 Overall

    Conf

Games

29

1st

16

5th

Points

2205

2nd

1232

5th

Points per game

76.0

7th

77.0

5th

FG made per game

24.9

8th

25.5

7th

FG attempts per game

57.7

8th

56.6

9th

FG Pct

43.1

9th

45.0

6th

3PT made per game

11.2

1st

11.1

1st

3PT attempts per game

29.7

1st

28.1

1st

3PT Pct

37.6

2nd

39.4

1st

FT made per game

15.1

6th

14.9

4th

FT attempt per game

20.0

10th

19.3

10th

FT Pct

75.2

1st

77.3

1st

Off rebounds per game

9.8

11th

9.1

10th

Def rebounds per game

24.2

8th

24.2

8th

Total rebounds per game

34.1

11th

33.2

11th

Rebound margin per game

-3.2

10th

-2.8

10th

Assists per game

13.9

7th

13.2

8th

Turnovers per game

11.2

1st

10.6

1st

Steals per game

6.9

7th

6.7

7th

Blocks per game

1.0

12th

0.8

12th

Personal fouls per game

20.1

10th

18.1

6th

 
 

Statistics category

  Overall

    Conf

Games

27

6th

16

8th

Points

2107

5th

1263

3rd

Points per game

78.0

4th

78.9

3rd

FG made per game

27.7

5th

28.4

3rd

FG attempts per game

60.5

4th

61.8

3rd

FG Pct

45.8

4th

46.1

4th

3PT made per game

8.0

4th

8.1

4th

3PT attempts per game

21.5

6th

23.0

4th

3PT Pct

37.1

3rd

35.1

8th

FT made per game

14.7

7th

14.0

7th

FT attempt per game

22.6

4th

20.8

4th

FT Pct

64.9

10th

67.5

8th

Off rebounds per game

14.9

2nd

15.0

2nd

Def rebounds per game

24.3

6th

25.2

4th

Total rebounds per game

39.1

2nd

40.2

1st

Rebound margin per game

7.1

1st

7.9

1st

Assists per game

17.0

1st

17.0

1st

Turnovers per game

13.1

4th

11.6

2nd

Steals per game

7.0

6th

6.8

6th

Blocks per game

2.7

6th

2.9

6th

Personal fouls per game

20.0

9th

17.6

4th