2012-13 Men's Basketball News

March 11, 2013
King Basketball Season Comes To An End...
King went 5 - 3 vs the top teams in the region but failed to make the NCAA tournament

March 8, 2013
Piccinini, Lyle, and Seymore named All-Conference
Piccinini and Lyle make 2nd team, Seymore 3rd Team All-Conferecnce

March 6, 2013
King Holds #6 Ranking in Latest NCAA Southeast Region Poll
King held on to the #6 spot in the final NCAA Southeast Region poll to be released before Sunday night's Selection Show for the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.

February 23, 2013
Piccinini's Clutch Free Throws Edge Coker, 73-72
Eddie Piccinini scored 22 points, including two free throws with 2.5 seconds left. Jason Seymore added a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

February 20, 2013
King Offense Stalls in Second Half at Limestone
The Tornado trailed by only four at the break, but Limestone pulled away in the second half.

February 16, 2013
Standifer Leads King to Big Win Over Mount Olive
King expanded upon a 12-point lead at half by exploding with a 52-point second in their 91-58 victory against Mount Olive. Drew Standifer finished with a career-high 23 points.

February 14, 2013
King Athletics Announces Schedule Alterations
Due to weather and other conflicts, Tornado Athletics has announced multiple schedule alterations for the weekend and next week.

February 13, 2013
Second Half Outburst Helps King Down Bobcats
Logan Lyle exploded from three-point land, hitting 6-of-8 and leading the Tornado with a season-high 26 points in the team’s 88-64 win over Lees-McRae.

February 9, 2013
Offensive Drought Spurs Late Run in Loss to Belmont Abbey
Belmont Abbey used a late 21-3 run to defeat King, 110-92, in the Wheeler Center. Drew Standifer and Aaron Wheeler both set new career highs in points scored.

February 6, 2013
Fleet Crash and Burn in Rematch with Tornado
Logan Lyle flashed the hot hand in the second half, supplementing King’s 67-59 win over Erskine on Solid Blue 2013.

February 2, 2013
Tornado Feeling Charitable, Serves Defeat to No. 12 Barton
King set a school record with 45 made free throws to help defeat No. 12 Barton for the second time this season.

January 31, 2013
King to Hold Youth Basketball Night Saturday
This Saturday evening, King will hold Youth Basketball Night. Any child playing in an area parks and/or rec basketball league will have free admission to both games.

January 30, 2013
Tornado Outlasted in Tigerville, Piccinini Leads with 17
North Greenville used a 12-6 rally at the beginning of the second half and held on toward a 63-55 win over the King Tornado.

January 26, 2013
Cobras Overcome Tornado in Second Half
Both teams shot above 45 percent from the field and had near-replica but trips to the free throw line in the second half helped Coker separate itself for a 79-70 win over King.

January 24, 2013
KU Rises Above Saints in Final Minute of Thrilling Conference Win
The Student Center Complex shook with newly-minted K-U chants as King overcame the Limestone Saints, 76-73, behind Eddie Piccinini’s 18 points.

January 22, 2013
Tornado Athletics Announces Military/Veteran Appreciation Night
King will host Military and Veteran Appreciation Night on Jan. 24. Active or veteran military personnel and their families are welcome to both basketball games, free of charge.

January 21, 2013
Tornado Rebound with 72-48 Drubbing of Rival Bobcats
The Tornado did all the little things right by limiting turnovers, winning the rebounding game, and presenting a strong defense in its win over Lees-McRae

January 19, 2013
King Athletics to Host Make-A-Wish Night for Local Youth
Enjoy a night of King Basketball and help grant Kellan's wish to go to Disney this Thursday night!

January 19, 2013
Piccinini Tosses in 20, Tornado Fall to Royals
Senior Eddie Piccinini led the Tornado with 20 points and kept King within reach of Queens before the Royals pulled away with a 66-54 victory.

January 15, 2013
King Athletics to Hold First Responder Appreciation Night
On Jan. 21 will be First Responder Appreciation Night. All local EMS, fire, and police department staff members and their families will be granted free admission.

January 15, 2013
Tornado Continue to Receive Votes in Latest NABC Poll
King Men’s Basketball is currently receiving votes in the latest NABC/Division II Coaches’ Poll, released Jan. 15.

January 12, 2013
Defense Sets the Tone in 67-51 Victory Over Falcons
The No. 22 King Tornado held Pfeiffer to 12 first-half points to pace them toward a 67-51 victory. Jason Seymore led King with 16 points.

January 10, 2013
King Athletics Invites You to Community Appreciation Night
Admission will be free to Saturday evening’s women and men’s basketball games for all Bristol, TN/VA and TriCities residents.

January 9, 2013
Erskine Shoots Way to Upset Over No. 22 King
The Flying Fleet forced 23 turnovers and shot above 50 percent in its 77-61 upset win over No. 22 King. Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 16 points.

January 8, 2013
Seymore Tabbed Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Senior Jason Seymore was rewarded for his solid play after being named Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

January 8, 2013
Tornado Ranked 22nd in NABC/Division II Poll
King achieved its highest national ranking since joining NCAA Division II after the latest NABC/Division II Poll tabbed the Tornado No. 22 in the country.

January 5, 2013
Lyle Leads Tornado Past Crusaders, 80-67
Logan Lyle scored a team-high 21 points in King’s win over Belmont Abbey, Saturday night, to remain undefeated in conference play.

January 3, 2013
Tornado Set New Shooting Records, Upend No. 15 Barton, 97-72
King set a new team shooting record, hitting 70.6 percent of their shots in their upset win over nationally ranked Barton.

December 30, 2012
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.

December 30, 2012
Tornado Close Nonconference Schedule with Comeback Win Over Pacers
King overtook the Pacers with 9:47 remaining and held off their charge with clutch bench play and strong defense in their 88-84 win.

December 16, 2012
Late Run Falls Short in Loss to No. 20 LMU
King Men’s Basketball (7-1) nearly overcame a sub-par shooting night against No. 20 Lincoln Memorial but dropped a 75-68 decision.

December 14, 2012
Battle in Harrogate Pits Tornado Against No. 20 Railsplitters
King (RV) will take on No. 20 Lincoln Memorial (6-1) in high-stakes, regional battle at Tex Turner Arena this Sunday.

December 8, 2012
Standifer & Co. Put Away Blues
Freshman Drew Standifer scored a career-high 20 points in King’s 87-53 victory over Bluefield State College to remain undefeated.

December 7, 2012
Student Group to Hold Canned Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank
Students in Free Enterprise will hold a canned food drive where fans will have a chance to win an iPod Touch at Saturday’s basketball game!

December 1, 2012
King to Host Queens (N.C.) Today!
Men's and women's basketball will be in full effect at the Student Center tonight when the Tornado host the Royals beginning at 5:30 p.m.

December 1, 2012
Strong Shooting Helps Tornado Remain Undefeated
Logan Lyle quietly led Tornado Men’s Basketball with 20 points in the team’s 78-74 win over the Queens (N.C.) Royals.

November 27, 2012
Tornado Survives Wild Finish to Stay Undefeated
Mount Olive and King exchanged rallies late in Tuesday night’s contest, but the Tornado pulled away with a 73-66 win to improve to 5-0 on the year.

November 20, 2012
Tornado Tame Lions, 103-79
Jason Seymore posted his second straight double-double while King was led by Eddie Piccinini’s 26 points in King’s 24-point win over the Mars Hill Lions.

November 17, 2012
Five Post Double Digit Points as Tornado Roll Over Falcons
Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 19 points and was one of five King players to reach double digit point totals in their 103-78 win over the Pfeiffer Falcons.

November 14, 2012
King Handles Tusculum in Season Opener, 91-78
Four of King’s five starters finished with double digit point totals in the team’s first home game of the season, a 91-78 win over Tusculum College.

November 13, 2012
King Athletics and ARC TV Announce Broadcasting Partnership
Appalachian Regional Community Television (ARC TV) and King Athletics will partner to broadcast select athletic events for 2012-13.

November 13, 2012
King Alumni Reconnect, Compete in Ironman Triathlon
Alumni Tim Hayse '02 and Lucas McCain '03 met first at King College, but leave it to sport as the reason for their reconnection.

November 10, 2012
Tornado Open Season with 71-69 Win Over Panthers
In the finals seconds of the game King made a defensive stand that sealed a two-point win in their season opener over the Virginia Union Panthers.

November 10, 2012
King Men’s Basketball Opens Season Today at Virginia Union
The defending Conference Carolinas regular season champion Tornado men’s basketball team will open the season at Virginia Union at 2 p.m.

November 8, 2012
SAAC Hosts Successful Fundraiser to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief
Tornado Athletics and SAAC raised over $350 and brought in a load of supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims at Tuesday’s basketball exhibition.

November 6, 2012
SAAC to Host Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser for Men’s Basketball Game
With a donation of cash or supplies, admission will be free to the Nov. 6 men's basketball exhibition and fans will have a chance to win prizes.

October 31, 2012
Review King's Preseason Opener Against VI
Check out the highlight's of Tuesday's 82-69 victory over state-line rival, Virginia Intermont!

October 26, 2012
Men’s Basketball to Host Alumni Game on Saturday
Men’s Basketball will host an Alumni Game to bring back Tornado players from yesteryear for lighthearted and competitive fun before the start of the season.

October 15, 2012
King Tabbed Second in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
King Men’s Basketball was voted to finish second in the league following the release of the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches Poll.

October 1, 2012
Pitts Announces Hire of Jeremy Yates, Promotion of Nick Pasqua
King Men's Basketball announces the hiring of Jeremy Yates as interim assistant coach and the elevation of Nick Pasqua to associate head coach.

September 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Releases 2012-13 Schedule
The defending Conference Carolinas regular season champion Tornado men’s basketball team will open their season on Nov. 10 at Virginia Union.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 15, 2012
Tornado Names Abundant in D2ADA Academic Awards
King placed 72 student-athletes on the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards list.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

July 23, 2012
Crompton and Piccinini Named to NABC Honors Court
Eddie Piccinini and Brandon Crompton are one of 11 Conference Carolinas student-athletes to be represented on the 2012 NABC Honors Court.

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King to Celebrate Annual Solid Blue Event
King students, faculty, staff and fans alike are welcome to celebrate ‘Solid Blue’ this Wednesday at the SCC as the Tornado host Erskine College.