Tornado shoot past ErskineDUE WEST, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team moved to 2-0 in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night with a victory at Erskine College. The Tornado turned in their best shooting performance of the season and used an early second half run to open separation and take the contest 81-65.
LeVeau tabbed Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week, King University men’s basketball player Hunter LeVeau was selected Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. LeVeau 27.5 points per game and shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor a week ago for the Tornado.
Lakers come back late to top TornadoMORROW, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action on Saturday afternoon and held the lead for the majority of the contest at Clayton State University. However, the Lakers came back late to defeat King 95-92.
LeVeau's career-night lifts King past North GreenvilleBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday night in the Student Center Complex and need all of Hunter LeVeau’s career-high to defeat North Greenville University. The Tornado closed the game on a 7-0 run, including five from LeVeau to defeat North Greenville 71-67.
LeVeau's career-high not enough to top hot-shooting LanderBRISTOL, Tenn. – Facing another tough regional opponent, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in a tight contest on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex with Lander University. Hunter LeVeau posted a career-high for the Tornado, but it wasn’t enough as the Bearcats outshot King, taking the contest 87-83.
Owens' career-high lifts King past Young Harris in OTBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their first game of the year in exciting fashion on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado came back against Young Harris College in the second half and C.J. Good sent the game to overtime with a triple with 2.8 seconds remaining in regulation. Mack Owens drilled a jump shot from 10 feet on the baseline with 1.4 seconds left in overtime, giving King the 83-81 victory.
Second half gives Tusculum win over KingGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team stayed on the road to open the season as they squared off with regional rival Tusculum College on Saturday evening. The Tornado opened up a sizable advantage in the first half and held the lead at halftime, only to see Tusculum come back in the second half to take the contest 88-81.
Tornado fall to #2 Lincoln Memorial in season openerGREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had a stiff test in their season opener, taking on the second-ranked team in the country and 2015-16 national runner-up, Lincoln Memorial University. The Tornado stayed close in the early going, but the Railsplitters proved to be too much for King, taking the contest 92-70.
King picked first in Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' PollBRISTOL, Tenn. – Last year, the King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, and their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship, and the Tornado are picked to repeat in 2016-17. The Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll was announced today and the Tornado sit atop the poll with eight first place votes among the league’s coaches.
Good selected NABC All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in as many years, the King University men’s basketball team has placed a player on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region. Following his performance this season, C.J. Good garnered second team All-Southeast Region from the NABC.
Tornado fall to Lenoir-Rhyne in NCAA First RoundHARROGATE, Tenn. – Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second time, the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a challenge when they squared off with seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Bears made a run in the first half, and held a sizable advantage until midway through the second half when King made a run, taking a lead with six minutes left. King led 74-71 with three minutes remaining, but the Bears closed on a 12-4 run, including a key triple as Lenoir-Rhyne took the upset win 83-79.
Tornado ready for NCAA opener against LRUBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team earned their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship last weekend, and with it came their second berth into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The Tornado earned the second seed and will face seventh seed Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at host Lincoln Memorial University.
King seeded #2 in NCAA SE Regional, faces #7 LRUBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time in school history, the King University men’s basketball team has earned a berth to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, earning the second seed. King will face seventh Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at top seed and host Lincoln Memorial University.
King takes first CC title, earns bid to NCAA TournamentBRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was an eventful day, the King University men’s basketball team persevered through a delay to the stat of the Conference Carolinas Championship game in the Student Center Complex against second seed Barton College. The day started as the power went out midway through the National Anthem and the crowd of 712 finished by singing the rest of the song. The teams went back-and-forth in the early going, but King closed the final eight minutes of the first half on a 27-6 run to gain control of the contest as King went on to take the their first Conference Carolinas Tournament championship 85-53.
Late surge lifts King past UMO and into CC title gameBRISTOL, Tenn. – As teams play in the postseason, most times they can throw out what happened in early meetings during the regular season. Earlier in the year, the King University men’s basketball team defeated their Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinal opponent, the University of Mount Olive by 35 points, but Saturday’s matchup was entirely different. The fourth seeded Trojans held the lead early before the teams went back-and-forth over the middle 20 minutes. The top seed Tornado used a 10-0 run late in the second half to gain separation and take the contest from Mount Olive 77-69.
Good, LeVeau selected All-Conference Carolinas, Pitts COYBRISTOL, Tenn. – Before the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals tipped off on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference selection. After leading the Tornado to their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, head coach George Pitts was selected as the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year while C.J. Good and Hunter LeVeau garnered first team all-conference accolades.
King to host Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball ChampionshipBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won their second Conference Carolinas regular season championship, earning the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament. With a win in their quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, King will be the host for Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship game. The three teams that will make the journey to Bristol will be No. 2 Barton College, No. 4 University of Mount Olive and No. 6 Limestone College.
King slides up one spot in NCAA Regional RankingsBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final installment of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional Rankings, the King University men’s basketball team moved up one spot. The Tornado are second in this week’s regional rankings, behind Lincoln Memorial University.
Tornado down North Greenville, advance to CC semisBRISTOL, Tenn. – Teams that win the regular season conference championship and earn the top seed will usually get their opponent’s best shot, and that’s what the King University men’s basketball team got from eighth seed North Greenville University on Tuesday night. The Tornado could not pull away from the Crusaders, but C.J. Good poured in a career-high 32 points, leading the top seeded Tornado to the 71-56 Conference Carolinas Tournament victory.
Six Tornado named academic All-Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – As the basketball regular season has come to an end, Conference Carolinas has announced their academic all-conference teams for the 2015-16 season. Six Tornado were honored, three members from the women’s team and three from the men’s.
King falls in regular season finale at LimestoneGAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team had already wrapped up the top seed and regular season Conference Carolinas championship prior to Friday night’s regular season finale at Limestone College. The Tornado got off to a hot start, but the Saints closed with a big second half to take the upset from King 64-60.
King stays at third in NCAA Southeast Regional rankingsBRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second NCAA Regional Rankings, the King University men’s basketball team stayed at third in the NCAA Southeast Region. The Tornado pushed their record to 22-5 last night with a win at Lees-McRae College and have one game remaining in the regular season.
Tornado hold on for narrow win at rival LMCBANNER ELK, N.C. – Rivalry contests are always exciting, especially when conference tournament seeding is on the line and that is what the fans in Banner Elk were treated to on Tuesday night in a matchup of two of the top teams in Conference Carolinas. The King University men’s basketball team opened up a lead in the first half, only to see the homestanding Bobcats comeback and hold a lead for most of the second half. King took their first lead of the second half with 1:03 remaining and held on for the 92-90 victory.
Good selected Conference Carolinas Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the fourth time this season, a King University men’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. C.J. Good was honored by league after helping the Tornado clinch the regular season Conference Carolinas championships last week.
King tops Erskine, clinches Conference Carolinas titleDUE WEST, S.C. – Playing with a chance to clinch the Conference Carolinas regular season title, the King University men’s basketball team got off to a hot start at Erskine College. However, the Flying Fleet made things interesting late in the second half, but the Tornado prevailed to take the 65-60 victory. With the win, the Tornado clinched the regular season Conference Carolinas championship and the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.
King reaches 20 wins with victory at PfeifferMISENHEIMER, N.C. - Wednesday night turned out to be a night of milestones for the King University men’s basketball team as the Tornado earned a road victory over Pfeiffer University. King moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, earned their 20th win for the second straight season and C.J. Good surpassed the 1,000-piont plateau in King’s 66-62 win over the Falcons.
King ranked third in first NCAA Regional RankingsBRISTOL, Tenn. – The first NCAA Regional Rankings are out, and the King University men’s basketball team is ranked third in the southeast region. The Tornado are 19-5 on the season with four regular season games remaining.
Owens' double-double leads King past Belmont AbbeyBRISTOL, Tenn. – On Monday night the King University men’s basketball team earned a workmanlike Conference Carolinas victory over Belmont Abbey College. Mack Owens was a force on the glass for the Tornado, posting a double-double to lead King to their seventh straight win, 71-41.
King pushes winning streak to 6 with win over LimestoneBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to six games with a Conference Carolinas victory over Limestone College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado grabbed the lead in the first half and extended it in the second to take the contest 62-40.
Standifer selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictBRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight year, the King University men’s basketball team has a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. This year, senior Drew Standifer has earned that honor, helping the Tornado to a 17-5 record and carrying a stellar GPA throughout his time at King.
Breast cancer awareness headlines weekend at KingBRISTOL, Tenn. – Come out to King University for many different athletic events, starting with a men’s volleyball match on Friday night, followed by basketball and wrestling on Saturday and acrobatics and tumbling on Sunday. At all of these events, King will be raising money for breast cancer as they will have t-shirts as well as other items for sale all weekend long.
King extends Conference Carolinas lead with win at BartonWILSON, N.C. – In one of the biggest games of the season to this point, the King University men’s basketball team put together a well-rounded effort on Tuesday night at Barton College to extend their lead atop the Conference Carolinas standings. The Tornado got 22 points for C.J. Good and had an answer for the Bulldogs all night as they took the contest 78-68.
King tops Mount Olive behind stifling defenseBRISTOL, Tenn. – On Saturday afternoon, the King University men’s basketball team had an opportunity of avenge a loss from earlier in the season, and the Tornado came out with one of their best defensive efforts of the season. King held the University of Mount Olive well below their season average for field goal percent while the Tornado shot nearly 50 percent in the 85-50 victory.
Tornado top Lees-McRae, stay atop Conference CarolinasBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have asked for a better start on Wednesday night when they face rival Lees-McRae College. C.J. Good drilled a three triples, giving the Tornado the lead. Good cooled off slightly, but he led the Tornado to the 87-62 Conference Carolinas victory to keep King atop the Conference Carolinas standings.
LeVeau scores 1,000th point as King tops Southern WesleyanBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team may have turned in one of their best halves of the season on Saturday afternoon against Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado closed the first half on a 12-0 run and opened the second stanza with 14 straight points, putting the contest out of reach. King then cruised to the 102-57 lead that saw junior Hunter LeVeau score his 1,000th career point in the second half.
King basketball games against Belmont Abbey rescheduledBRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader against Belmont Abbey College that was postponed, has been rescheduled. The Tornado women will host the Crusaders on February 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center Complex, and the King men will face Belmont Abbey on February 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Complex.
Good, Pope lead King to win at EmmanuelFRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face one of the teams tied atop the Conference Carolinas standings, and the Tornado avenged an early season loss with an impressive victory at Emmanuel College on Tuesday night. King earned the lead in the first half before having to bounce back following a Lion run in the second half, but the Tornado closed the game on an 11-5 run to take the contest 80-75.
King basketball, wrestling contests postponedBRISTOL, Tenn. With snow and ice moving through the southeast, King University has postponed three athletic events scheduled for Saturday. The King men’s and women’s basketball teams were scheduled to face Belmont Abbey College on Saturday in the Student Center Complex, but the doubleheader has been postponed. The Tornado men’s wrestling team was slated to travel to Belmont Abbey on Saturday, and that dual has been postponed as well. No makeup dates have been announced at this time.
LeVeau named Corvias ECAC DII Player of the WeekBRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a stellar week, Hunter LeVeau has been selected the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. The junior averaged better than 20 points per game and shot better than 50 percent from the floor.