Men's Basketball News Archives
January 24, 2015
King bounces back with win at Barton
WILSON, N.C. – Coming off their first loss in more than a month, the King University men’s basketball team responded with a solid road performance at Barton College. Senior Logan Lyle led King to the 100-81 win over the Bulldogs as he matched a season-high with 25 points to get King back in the win column.
January 23, 2015
Comeback comes up short as King falls at #16 Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Playing on the road in conference play is never easy, and the King University men’s basketball team knew they were in for a battle when they traveled to #16 University on Mount Olive on Friday night. The Tornado jumped ahead early, but saw the Trojans open up a sizable lead in the second half. King came back in front of a packed Kornegay Arena, but couldn’t grab the lead as the Trojans escaped with the 87-78 victory.
January 19, 2015
Tornado win ninth straight, top Emmanuel 69-57
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing their second game in as many days, the King University men’s basketball team faced Conference Carolinas top defensive team in terms of points allowed in Emmanuel College. The first half was a struggle offensively for the Tornado, but King fond their three-point shot in the second half, taking the hard fought 69-57 victory.
January 17, 2015
Tornado storm past Belmont Abbey behind 21 triples
BRISTOL, Tenn. – A quick start for the King University men’s basketball team helped them earn a win over Belmont Abbey College in a Conference Carolinas matchup in the Student Center. In the game, the Tornado blew by the Crusaders behind Logan Lyle’s 25 points and the team’s 21 three-point baskets.
January 16, 2015
Molinari, Lyle selected SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of December. Forrest Molinari and Logan Lyle both earned that distinction after leading their teams to undefeated records in the month.
January 14, 2015
King hosts National Guard and First Responder Nights this week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been playing well of late, and the Tornado would like to invite you to come see them in action this weekend! On Saturday, January 17, all National Guard members and their family members will be admitted to both the men’s and women’s games for free with their military ID. Monday, January 19 is First Responders Night, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s, and their families will receive free admission for themselves and their families.
January 13, 2015
Good's 22 pushes King by Southern Wesleyan
CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team looked to go without a loss in just under one month’s time as they traveled to Conference Carolinas opponent Southern Wesleyan University. C.J. Good and his 22 points helped lead the Tornado to their seventh straight win over the Warriors, 87-62.
January 10, 2015
Triples lead King past North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start at North Greenville University as three-point baskets were falling early and often. However, the second half was a defensive struggle as King stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas play with the 82-72 victory.
January 7, 2015
Stifling defense leads King to win at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – Coming off back-to-back home wins over the weekend, the King University men’s basketball team took to the road to face Erskine College. The Tornado offense was on fire early behind Logan Lyle how poured in a season-high 22 points. King pushed their winning streak to five games, and stayed undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 72-49 victory.
January 4, 2015
King outscores Barton behind six scores in double figures
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball was riding high coming off their win on national television on Saturday, but the Tornado were in for a challenge on Sunday when they faced Barton College in the Student Center Complex. However, King was able to come away with a 111-95 victory thanks to their stellar shooting. The Tornado made 33 free throws and shot over 50.0 percent from the field for the second straight contest.
January 3, 2015
Scales' career day lifts King over #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In something that was new to King University, the King men's basketball team played a game that was broadcast live on national television. King and #18 University of Mount Olive treated the viewers that tuned in to CBS Sports Network to a show in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. Both teams held leads of more than 10 points as King closed the contest on a 53-23 run to stay undefeated in Conference Carolinas with the 91-73.
December 30, 2014
King hosts #18 Mount Olive Saturday on CBS Sports Network
The King University men’s basketball team will have had nearly two weeks off by the time they take on 18th-ranked University of Mount Olive on Saturday. The contest not is significant in the Conference Carolinas standings, but the game will also be aired live on CBS Sports Network, the first time King University has ever hosted an athletic event to be broadcast on national television.
December 21, 2014
Pressure defense leads King past Johnson C. Smith
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned what was a tight contest in the first half into a 17-point victory behind a solid defensive pressure. The Tornado received 20-point efforts from both C.J. Good and Logan Lyle as King goes into the Christmas break with a 93-76 win over Johnson C. Smith University.
December 19, 2014
King to honor Coach Pitts on January 3
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Thursday night at UVa-Wise, history was made as King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts won his 1,000th career game. King will recognize the achievement prior to their contest on January 3 when they face the University of Mount Olive in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network.
December 18, 2014
Pitts earns his 1,000th win as King tops UVa-Wise
WISE, Va. – It may have taken an extra game, but King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts earned his 1,000th career win on Thursday night at UVa-Wise. The Tornado turned in one of their best shooting performances of the season in the 88-49 win, giving Pitts the milestone victory.
December 16, 2014
Marshall tops King in exhibition contest
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The King University men’s basketball team jumped out of regular season play to face NCAA Division I foe Marshall University in an exhibition contest. The Tornado stayed with the Thundering Herd until late in the second half when Marshall pulled away to take a 90-76 win.
December 16, 2014
Youth, Community Days set for this weekend
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Have you been to a King University basketball game yet this year? If not, what are you waiting for! This weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and watch a pair of basketball games at the Student Center Complex. Saturday when the women’s basketball team takes on UVa-Wise, it will be youth sports day, and Sunday is community day when the men take on Johnson C. Smith University.
December 13, 2014
Tornado drop slugfest in overtime at USC Aiken
AIKEN, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on southeast regional rival USC Aiken on Saturday, and the contest went as expected with neither team leading by more than seven points and both teams withstanding runs from the other. The game was tied at halftime, and at the end of regulation, and the Tornado held an 85-81 lead in overtime, but the Pacers came back by scoring seven of the game’s final nine points to take the contest 88-87.
December 9, 2014
King never trails in win over Tusculum
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing Tusculum College for the second time this year, the King University men’s basketball team wasted no time lighting up the scoreboard as the grabbed the lead on the game’s first possession and didn’t look back. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures as Logan Lyle led King to the 91-52 nonconference victory.
December 6, 2014
Tornado come away with 78-73 overtime win at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – What was a defensive struggle in the first half turned in to an offense battle in the second half on Saturday night when the King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on Limestone College. The Saints came back in the second half, but King had an answer each time, and after Limestone sent the game to overtime. King used a 9-0 run in the extra session to take the contest 78-73.
December 1, 2014
Team effort lifts King over UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to action after the Thanksgiving break with a vengeance on Monday night in the Student Center Complex when they face UVa-Wise. The Tornado played well on both ends of the floor, and used a 10-0 run early in the first half to gain control en route to the 85-45 victory.
November 25, 2014
King holds on for 86-75 win at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team showed nearly no rust early from their weeklong layoff when they traveled to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University. The Tornado opened up a 25 point lead in the middle of the second half only to see the Falcons come back and make things interesting. However, King was able to fend off the comeback attempt at the free throw line, taking the league contest 86-75.
November 19, 2014
King's suffocating defense leads to win over North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The saying goes, “defense wins championships,” and on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex, the King University men’s basketball team used their defense to cruise to an 82-62 win over North Greenville University in the Conference Carolinas opener for both squads. King forced five turnovers on North Greenville’s first six possessions to jump out to a lead, and didn’t look back behind a balanced scoring attack.
November 15, 2014
#23 LMU holds off late King rally
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team took the court again, their second game in less than 24 hours. This time, the Tornado faced off against #23 Lincoln Memorial University. King led at half time but a second half surge from the Railsplitters handed King their first loss of the early season, 70-63.
November 14, 2014
King cruises to win over Tusculum behind Jackson's 20
HARROGATE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to Lincoln Memorial University to open the season against Tusculum College. King started slow but was able to turn everything around cruising to an 81-61 win over the Pioneers, starting their season off on the right note.
November 13, 2014
Veteran Tornado squad picked third in CC Preseason Poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In three years as Conference Carolinas members, the King University men’s basketball team hasn’t finished lower than third in the league, or one game out of first place, and the Tornado don’t expect that to change in 2014-15. As head coach George Pitts teams usually do, the 2014-15 version of the Tornado are expected to shoot the three well again this season after leading all of NCAA Division II a season ago.
October 14, 2014
King to host Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network national broadcast
BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in school history, King University will have a game broadcast on national television. The men’s basketball game on Saturday, January 3 when King hosts Conference Carolinas foe the University of Mount Olive will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network as well as NCAA.com and on the NCAA Sports mobile app.
October 9, 2014
Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.
July 21, 2014
Pitts announces 2014 recruiting class
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the new school year fast approaching, teams are wrapping up the recruiting classes and rounding out their rosters for the upcoming season. King University men’s basketball head coach George Pitts and his staff signed three student-athletes, Darerraul Jackson, Derick Pope and Alex Overs who will don the Scarlet and Navy this fall.
July 7, 2014
King men's basketball hosts position camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball staff will be hosting their annual Position Camp from July 14-17 in the Student Center Complex on the King campus. The camp will start at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m., every day, follow the link below for more information and for registration.
April 21, 2014
Durrett, Henry, Lyle named Conf Carolinas Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the conclusion of the winter sports season, Conference Carolinas has handed out their Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. King University had three student-athletes earn the distinction for their respective sports, Bonnie Durrett for women’s basketball, Maegan Henry for women’s indoor track and field, and Logan Lyle in men’s basketball.
March 6, 2014
Limestone stymies Tornado offense in tournament final
CONCORD, N.C. – They say defense wins championships, and tonight in the championship of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina proved true as fourth-seed Limestone College defeated third-seed King University 69-54. The Saint defense suffocated the King shooters en route to the victory to take the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament.
March 5, 2014
Tornado top Barton, advance to tournament final
CONCORD, N.C. – For the second consecutive game, Logan Lyle had a career night for the King University men’s basketball team. The junior scored 18 of King’s first 20 points en route to matching his career-high in King’s 80-60 victory over second seed Barton College in the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina. The Tornado now matchup with fourth seed Limestone College in tomorrow’s title game.
March 4, 2014
LeVeau, Lyle earned All-Conference Carolinas recognition
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina about to get underway, the league handed out their season awards at Tuesday night’s banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Hunter LeVeau was named the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the year as well as second team all-conference. Logan Lyle also garnered second team all-conference recognition.
March 1, 2014
Lyle's career-high leads King into CC semis
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In their third matchup in three weeks’ time, and second this week, the third seeded King University men’s basketball team jumped on sixth seed North Greenville University early and never looked back as they took the Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal 96-73. Logan Lyle was deadly from three-point range as he only missed three triples on game en route to a career-high 30 points.
February 28, 2014
King hosts Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal contests
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Now that Conference Carolinas regular season play has concluded, the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament powered by OrthoCarolina matchups have been set. Both the King men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host quarterfinal contests on Saturday evening starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 27, 2014
King places 10 on basketball academic all-conference team
BRISTOL, Tenn. – As we near the end of basketball season awards start to be handed out, and Conference Carolinas released their academic all-conference teams on Thursday. The King University men’s basketball team placed three student-athletes on the team while the women had seven representatives.
February 26, 2014
King to host Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal games
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The calendar turns to March on Saturday, which means the college basketball season heats up. The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will both host Conference Carolinas Tournament games in win-or-go-home contests Saturday night at the Student Center Complex.
February 25, 2014
Lyle's three-point play lifts King over North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. – In their final game of the regular season, the King University men’s basketball team was trying to end their three-game skid and enter the Conference Carolinas Tournament with a win under their belt. Logan Lyle gave the Tornado the win they were looking for as he converted a three-point play with four seconds left to lift King over North Greenville University 77-75 on Tuesday night.
February 25, 2014
LeVeau named TSWA Men's Basketball Player of the Week
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week may not have been the best of weeks for the King University men’s basketball team, but Hunter LeVeau earned recognition from the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association for his performance. LeVeau averaged 21.0 points per game earning the TSWA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award.
February 22, 2014
Pfeiffer holds off second half rally tor upset
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Winning conference games is never easy, especially when teams see opponents for the second time late in the season. The King University men’s basketball still had a chance to take a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title, but Pfeiffer University may have derailed those aspirations on Saturday at the Student Center Complex. The Falcons topped the Tornado 72-69, dropping King to third in the league standings with one game to play.
February 19, 2014
Late run vaults Belmont Abbey past King
BELMONT, N.C. – Conference games late in the season are never easy, especially when you are playing on the road, and the King University men’s basketball team faced a tough Belmont Abbey College team in their home gym on Wednesday night. The Tornado held a lead, and withstood a Crusader run in the first half, but King couldn’t hold off a Belmont Abbey run late in the game as the Crusaders topped the Tornado 89-84.
February 15, 2014
Limestone escapes Student Center with win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game where the King University men’s basketball team fought an uphill battle the entire way, the Tornado had the lead and a chance to win with 2:00 minutes remaining as they hosted Limestone College in the Student Center Complex. However, the Saints closed the contest on a 5-0 run to top the Conference Carolinas- leading Tornado 75-72 on Saturday afternoon.
February 14, 2014
Saturday's basketball DH to start at 2:00 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Due to all the winter weather that has impacted the Carolinas and the Tri Cities, tomorrow’s basketball doubleheader with Limestone College will now start with the women’s game at 2:00 p.m. The men’s game will follow at 4:00 p.m., in the Student Center Complex.
February 11, 2014
LeVeau earns first Conference Carolinas Player of the Week award
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his stellar week, King University’s Hunter LeVeau has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. LeVeau shot 60.0 percent from the floor and match his career-high with 27 points in King’s 115-95 win over the University of Mount Olive to keep the Tornado atop the conference standings.
February 10, 2014
Tornado escape with 86-85 win over North Greenville
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team fought off a comeback attempt for the ages by North Greenville University, holding on to win a hotly-contested 86-85 game that featured a 36-18 run by the Crusaders over the final 8:22. With the win, King’s lead over Barton College atop the Conference Carolinas standings stretches to a full game.
January 27, 2014
Tornado host First Responder Night Monday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host First Responder Night on Wednesday, January 29 to thank area first responders for their lifesaving work.
February 8, 2014
Watts' career night leads King past Mount Olive
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In one of the biggest games up to this point in the season, the King University men’s basketball team held on to the top spot in the Conference Carolinas standings. Behind the tenacity of Shamarae Watts, who set career-highs in points and rebounds, the Tornado topped the University of Mount Olive 115-95.
February 6, 2014
Free admission at King Community Appreciation Night Saturday
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University will host Community Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Tornado host the University of Mount Olive at the Student Center Complex. Admission will be free for all fans who want to take in the Conference Carolinas doubleheader.
February 5, 2014
Tornado run away from Flying Fleet in second half
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not always how a team starts, but how they finish, and the King University men’s basketball team closed their game against Erskine College with a flurry of three-point baskets in the second half. The Tornado heated up from long range in the second frame to top the Flying Fleet 86-49 to remain atop the Conference Carolinas standings.
February 1, 2014
Barton shoots past King
WILSON, N.C. – Winning road games in conference play is always tough, and the King University men’s basketball team experienced that on Saturday night at Barton College. The Tornado topped the Bulldogs in the Student Center Complex earlier this month, but Barton turned the table on their home court, topping King 87-61.
January 29, 2014
Doubleheader with North Greenville is postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball doubleheader scheduled for tonight against North Greenville University has been postponed. Update: The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10. The women's game will tipoff at 5:30 and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
January 27, 2014
Hot-shooting Tornado top Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team may have had to wait a couple days to avenge their only Conference Carolinas loss, but the Tornado came out on fire at Lees-McRae College on Monday night. King connected on nearly half of their three-point baskets in their 91-68 win over the Bobcats.
January 25, 2014
Saturday games postponed
BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snow falling in northeast Tennessee and western North Carolina, today’s home men’s volleyball match against Pfeiffer University has been postponed. Men’s and women’s basketball at Lees-McRae College has also been postponed as well as men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Mars Hill University.
January 21, 2014
King tops Belmont Abbey in another nail biter
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Another day, another close game for the King University men’s basketball team as they went blow-for-blow with Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado came away with another narrow Conference Carolinas win, topping Crusaders 75-71 in the Student Center Complex to stretch their winning streak to five games.
January 15, 2014
LeVeau's double-double leads King to win at Limestone
GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their hot play of late, winning their fourth straight game in 2014. The Tornado traveled to Conference Carolinas foe Limestone College on Wednesday night and came away with an 82-76 victory behind Hunter LeVeau’s second double-double of the season.
January 11, 2014
King sneaks by Barton 70-69
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Fresh off a double overtime win on Wednesday, the King University men’s basketball team was locked in another tight affair on Saturday night when they hosted Barton College. Neither team led by more than seven points, and the score was tied nine times before Michael Fortune and C.J. Good iced the 70-69 win at the free throw line in the final seconds.
January 8, 2014
King escapes Mount Olive with double OT comeback win
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – In game that saw both teams have sizeable leads, the King University men’s basketball team came away with a tough fought road win at the University of Mount Olive. The Tornado saw their first half lead disappear, but closed the game on a 12-3 run to force overtime. The score remained tied after the first extra session before the Tornado took the 87-80 win to hand Mount Olive their first Conference Carolinas loss.
January 4, 2014
Tornado shoot the lights out in win at Pfeiffer
MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team opened 2014 in style as five scorers reached double figures and the Tornado made 21 three-point baskets at Pfeiffer University. The Tornado posted their best shooting output of the season in their 111-73 Conference Carolinas win over the Falcons.
December 21, 2013
USC Aiken outlasts King in 69-63 win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, the King University men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with USC Aiken at the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The game went back-and-forth until the Pacers gained control of the game in the second half and took the narrow 69-63 from the Tornado.
December 17, 2013
UVa-Wise earns season sweep of King with 68-65 win
WISE, Va. – The King University men’s basketball team held a late lead, but the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise closed the game on a 12-3 run to take a 68-65 victory over the Tornado in a nonconference basketball matchup. It was the second time this season that UVa-Wise has defeated the Tornado after the Cavaliers’ 74-64 victory in Bristol to open the season.
December 14, 2013
18 triples not enough as King falls at Johnson C. Smith
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their tough nonconference schedule on the road a Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday night. The Golden Bulls grabbed control of the game from the tip and held off a second half King rally en route to the 79-69 win.
December 11, 2013
Late run leads King to win at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team continued to play on the road and took a well-deserved win at Tusculum College. The Pioneers closed the gap to six points late in the second half, but the Tornado closed the game on a 14-1 run to take the 85-66 win.
December 7, 2013
Bobcats top King at the Student Center
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team finally returned home to the Student Center Complex after playing their last four games on the road. However, the friendly confines of the Student Center weren’t very friendly on Saturday night as the Tornado fell to Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae College 78-73.
December 4, 2013
King opens league play with win at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. – It may not always be pretty, but it doesn’t matter when it comes to winning conference games, especially on the road. The King University men’s basketball team made a 10 point halftime lead hold up as they hung on late to take a 61-52 win at Erskine College to open Conference Carolinas play.
November 30, 2013
#3 Knights outshoot Tornado
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – On the second day Bill Joergens Memorial Classic hosted by University of Southern Indiana, the King University men’s basketball team faced their second ranked team in as many nights, taking on #3 Bellarmine University. The Tornado stayed with the Knights most of the game, but ran out of gas late as the fell 84-71.
November 29, 2013
King falls at #14 Southern Indiana
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The King University men’s basketball team continued their tough schedule early in the season as they traveled to take on 14th ranked University of Southern Indiana on Friday night at the Bill Joergens Memorial Classic. The Tornado kept the game close in the first half, but in the end, the Screaming Eagles’ shooting and rebounding proved to be too much as they took the game 94-72.
November 23, 2013
Tornado take comeback win in first road test
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team faced their first road trip of the season and fell behind Trevecca Nazarene University early in the first half. However, the Tornado came back and turned a two point halftime lead into an 83-67 win.
November 16, 2013
#15 Railsplitters escape Student Center with narrow win
BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a game that lived up to its billing, the King University men’s basketball team dropped a highly contested game with 15th ranked Lincoln Memorial University. Hunter LeVeau poured in a career-high 27 points, but it was a pair of Railsplitter runs that proved the difference as they took the game 86-80.
November 13, 2013
Records fall as King rolls past Mars Hill
BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was a record setting night at the Student Center Complex as the King University men’s basketball team defeated Mars Hill University 131-69. The Tornado set King school records for three-point makes and attempts while coming within two points of the school record.
November 10, 2013
Tornado drop season opener to UVa-Wise
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened the season with home game against UVa-Wise at the Student Center Complex. After King scored the game’s first basket, the Cavalier defense clamped down and withstood a late Tornado run as UVa-Wise took the 74-64 victory.
November 6, 2013
King ready to tipoff 2013-14 season
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The expectations for the King University men’s basketball team are always high, but this season they might be higher than they have been in the past. Earlier this fall, the Tornado were selected first in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll, leaving high expectations for George Pitts’ squad this season.
November 2, 2013
Tornado defeat Wasps in exhibition
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball team took an 89-61 win over Emory & Henry College in an exhibition contest at the Student Center Complex on Saturday night. The Tornado open the regular season on Sunday, November 10 at home against UVa-Wise. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. In the Student Center Complex.
October 15, 2013
Tornado selected first in CC Preseason Poll
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Basketball season is right around the corner as practice starts today, and King University men’s basketball team was selected first in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Tornado received four first place votes to edge out Limestone College and Barton College for the top spot.
May 14, 2013
Pitts adds Blair to staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts announced former Tornado student-athlete, J.T. Blair is joining his staff. Blair spent last season as an assistant coach at Lees-McRae College after graduating from King in 2010.
May 1, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named King Athletes of the Year
BRISTOL, Tenn. – On Tuesday night, King University had their annual Student-Athlete Banquet where they recognized each sport and the graduating seniors. King also announced their Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the SAAC Scholar Athletes of the Year. Eddie Piccinini and Hannah Witt were selected athletes of the year while Pete Griffith and Maegan Henry earned scholar athlete of the year distinction. Emily Martin was also named King’s Senior Academic Athlete of the Year.
March 21, 2013
Piccinini, Witt named CC 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Two King University athletes were honored on Thursday when Conference Carolinas announced their 2013 Winter Scholar Athletes of the Year. Men’s basketball player, Eddie Piccinini and women’s track athlete, Hannah Witt both were named scholar athletes in their respective sports as voted on by the student-athlete affairs committee.
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.
March 4, 2013
King falls 80-90 to Erskine in 1st round Tourn. Action
Eddie Piccinini led with 20 points while Jason Seymore records a double/double with 18pts/12Rebounds.
March 1, 2013
Home Court Advantage = Senior Night Success 87-72
Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 25 pionts !
February 27, 2013
Men's Basketball Ranked 5th in NCAA Southeast Region
After dropping a road game at Limestone and winning a nail-biter against Coker at home last week, the King men's basketball team dropped from #3 to #5 in this week's NCAA Southeast Region rankings.
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 22, 2013
Conference Carolinas Announces Basketball All Academic Teams
King men's and women's basketball was well-represented on the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Teams, released earlier today, placing a total of eight student athletes on the team.
February 20, 2013
Game Times Changed for Saturday
Game times for King's women's and men's basketball games vs. Coker on Saturday, February 23 have been changed to 2:00pm (women) and 4:00pm (men). Come support the Tornado!!
February 20, 2013
King Ranked #3 in First NCAA Southeast Region Poll
When the first NCAA Southeast Regional rankings came out today, the King Men's Basketball team found themselves ranked third, behind USC-Aiken and Lincoln Memorial.
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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!
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 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.
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.
June 29, 2012
Pasqua Highlights in Exhibition for Athletes in Action
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Nick Pasqua led all scorers against a Bulgarian squad touring the United States. (contributed by Nate Hubbard, BHC)
June 29, 2012
King Places Third Among Conference Schools in Learfield Sports Directors Cup
King ranked third among Conference Carolinas institutions and 166th overall among the 244 nationally-ranked schools in the 2011-12 Learfield Director's Cup Standings.
April 30, 2012
Basketball Signee Wheeler Featured in Inspirational Piece
Dave Link of KnoxNews.com puts into words the scary news Aaron Wheeler received four years ago as he began his prep basketball career.
April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.
April 18, 2012
Tornado Hoops Sign Four for 2012-13
King Men's Basketball has announced the signings of James Scales, Drew Standifer, Aaron Wheeler, and Malcom St. Louis to the Class of 2015-16.
April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.
April 12, 2012
Hall of Fame to Introduce Class of 2012
Larry Sharrett '99, Coach Susie Toomey, and the 1987 National Champion baseball team will be introduced as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
March 28, 2012
Basketball to Hold Summer Youth Camps
King Men's Basketball will hold two youth camps in between June and July for boys ages 7-17. Registration is now open and can be filled out online!
March 16, 2012
Piccinini Named Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Conference Carolinas has named junior guard Eddie Piccinini the 2011-12 Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his work on and off of the court.
March 10, 2012
Piccinini Delivers Career-High 32 in First Round Defeat
King poured their heart and soul into their first-ever NCAA Tournament game but fell just short in a 67-60 loss to Lincoln Memorial.
March 9, 2012
Tornado Ready to Sweep Through First-Ever NCAA Regional Tournament
No. 5 King College is set to take the court against four-seed Lincoln Memorial for the third time this season on Saturday, 8:30 p.m. CST / 9:30 p.m. EST
March 4, 2012
King is Goin' Dancing! Receives Bid to Compete in NCAA Championships
The Tornado will roll into Montevallo, Ala. for the NCAA Division II Tournament to compete in the Southeast regional bracket versus LMU.
March 3, 2012
"King-Sized" Comeback Falls Just Short
Brian Hewitt and Logan Lyle took over the second half, eliminating a 17-point deficit but the last shot did not fall King's way in a 78-74 loss to Mount Olive.
March 2, 2012
Lyle Named Conference Freshman of the Year, Pitts Coach of the Year
Conference Carolinas has released its postseason awards. Two have been named to the All-Conference Team while Logan Lyle and Coach George Pitts received high honors.
February 28, 2012
No. 1 Tornado to Host Coker in Tournament Opener
The Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions (No. 1 West) will host the Coker Cobras (No. 4 East) on Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center
February 28, 2012
Freshman Fortitude, Lyle Scores 24 in Tourney Win
Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 24 points and a key three pointer to give King a late push toward a 69-65 win over Coker in the conference tournament.
February 25, 2012
King Crowned Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champion!
With a win Friday over Erskine College and a loss by Queens on Saturday, the King Tornado are the 2012 Conference Regular Season Champions!
February 24, 2012
Senior Night Good to Hewitt and Co. in Finale
Brian Hewitt continued past the 1,000-point mark with 19 more, helping to lead the Tornado on to a 56-50 win over Erskine in the regular season finale.
February 23, 2012
Eight Named to Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
King led the way on the courts and in the classroom with a league-high eight student-athletes named to the All-Conference Academic Team.
February 18, 2012
Pfeiffer Rallies to Down King, 89-85
Eddie Piccinini was on fire from three-point range but a late comeback by Pfeiffer halted celebrations at Merner Gym, Friday night.
February 16, 2012
Rankings are Out! King Ranked Second in Southeast Region
In the first regional rankings of the season, the Tornado have been placed second in the Southeast Region.
February 14, 2012
Tornado Back on Track with 73-62 Win Over Bobcats
Logan Lyle notched his first career double-double of his career and matching Brandon Goss' 19 points to lead the Tornado to its13th conference win.
February 11, 2012
Streak Ends as King Quieted by Queens
Logan Lyle led the Tornado with 20 points but fell short in a 70-56 loss to Queens University of Charlotte in their first conference loss of the season.
February 8, 2012
Lyle Scores Career-High to Help Tornado Clinch West Division
Lio Gedeon and Logan Lyle both set career highs while the Tornado cliched the West Division after Wednesday night's win over Belmont Abbey.
February 6, 2012
Join the “Sea of Red” Wednesday Versus Belmont Abbey
Wear your red King gear to Wednesday's "Sea of Red Night" and receive a red rally towel during a doubleheader against the Crusaders.
February 4, 2012
No. 25 King Keeps Streak Alive, Pull Out Victory Over Knights
All five King Tornado starters hit double-digit scoring in a 75-64 victory over St. Andrew's on Saturday. They remain unbeaten in league play, improving to 11-0.
February 2, 2012
Ten Straight! King Defeats NGU to Remain Unbeaten in League Play
Eddie Piccinini continues to take the lead on the offensive end, leading the Tornado to a 77-70 victory over North Greenville to stay undefeated league play.
February 1, 2012
King Announces Washington County Youth Basketball Day
Youth basketball players and their families are invited to attend this Saturday's Tornado basketball games, free of charge.
January 31, 2012
SAAC Names Salata and Piccinini Student-Athletes of the Month
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has named Eddie Piccinini and Julia Salata as Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
January 31, 2012
King Back in NABC/Division II Top-25
Following a nine-game winning streak and excitable play, King Men's Basketball (17-4, 9-0) is back in the NABC Top-25 Coaches' Poll.
January 30, 2012
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night Set for Thursday Basketball Games
Join Tornado Athletics on Thursday, Feb. 2, as we celebrate the contributions of King's staff and faculty while "making a wish" come true!
January 30, 2012
King Falters to V-I in Battle of Bristol
Eddie Piccinini and Logan Lyle both scored 22 points but the Tornado fell to their rivals across state lines, Virginia Intermont by an 82-68 score.
January 26, 2012
Early Jumpstart Guides King to Ninth Straight Win
Eddie Piccinini led the Tornado with 22 points in the team's 85-75 win over Limestone College on Thursday night.
January 24, 2012
Solid Blue Sweeps Through Bristol Thursday
Enjoy free giveaways aplenty and the unification of the King College community while cheering the Tornado basketball teams on, this Thursday night!
January 24, 2012
Good Fortune on Side of King in Tight Win
Junior guard Michael Fortune could not be stopped as he carried the Tornado with 29 points in their 80-79 victory over Erskine College, Tuesday night.
January 21, 2012
King Continues to Roll with Shootout Win Over Bulldogs
Eddie Piccinini led the Tornado with a season-high 30 points in the team's seventh straight win, 98-92 over Barton, to reach the 15-win plateau.
January 20, 2012
Tornado Basketball Brings in Barton for Doubleheader
King Men's and Women's Basketball will host the Barton Bulldogs at the Student Center Complex for a doubleheader of action beginning at 5:30 pm
January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21
January 17, 2012
Hewitt Reels in Third Player of the Week Honor
Senior guard Brian Hewitt earned his third Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of the year, Tuesday morning.
January 16, 2012
Tornado Topple Bobcats, 72-51
King's ability to jump out of the gate from the start of the game and out of the half led to a 21-point victory over the Lees-McRae Bobcats on Monday night.
January 14, 2012
Hewitt Hones In During Come-from-Behind Victory
Senior Brian Hewitt led the Tornado in a rally that closed a 19-point swing, sealing a 70-66 come-from-behind win on Saturday evening.
January 11, 2012
King Recognized Among Nation’s Top Programs
The Tornado have received votes in the latest NABC Rankings to place them among the nation's best men's basketball teams.
January 10, 2012
King Dispenses Crusaders, 92-81
The best three-point shooters in NCAA Division II were at it again, hitting 14 treys in a victory over Belmont Abbey on Saturday night to improve to 12-3, 4-0.
January 7, 2012
Tornado Stay Unbeaten in League Play After Win Over Trojans
Junior Michael Fortune led the Tornado with 25 points on a tremendous night from the field in an 80-60 victory over Mount Olive College on Saturday evening.
January 4, 2012
Tornado Basketball to Host Community Day on January 7
Join King Athletics as we celebrate Community Day on Jan. 7 where fans can attend for FREE and have their chance at winning a variety of amazing prizes!
January 3, 2012
Tornado Jump Back into League Play with Win Over NGU
Brian Hewitt and Company earned their tenth win of the season with a 79-74 win over North Greenville as the Tornado jumped back into league play Tuesday
December 30, 2011
School Record and Tigers Tumble to Tornado
King hit a record-setting 20 three pointers and earned their ninth win of the season, 102-84, over the Salem International Tigers on Friday.
December 29, 2011
King to Close 2011 with Salem International on Friday
The King Tornado (8-3) will end their non-conference slate and the year with a 3:00 p.m. game against the Salem International Tigers at home.
December 29, 2011
Free Admission to King/Salem Int'l for Arby's Classic Attendees
For those attending the Arby's Classic looking to enjoy more basketball at no cost, free admission will be given to watch King Men's Basketball Dec. 30
December 19, 2011
Christmas Break Basketball Developmental Clinic to be Held Dec. 20-22
Tornado Men's Basketball is holding a three-day basketball developmental clinic for boys ages 7-17 at the Student Center from Dec. 20-22.
December 17, 2011
No. 3 Lincoln Memorial Holds Off Tornado in Rematch
The King Tornado fell just short of upsetting No. 3 Lincoln Memorial on Saturday night, 77-75, in a rematch of their mid-November meeting.
December 16, 2011
King to Host No. 3 Lincoln Memorial on Saturday
Tornado Men's Basketball (8-2, 1-0) continues its home stand against nationally-ranked Lincoln Memorial in a rematch of their November meeting
December 14, 2011
Live Stats Now Available for Tornado Athletics!
Tornado Athletics is proud to unveil a new way for fans to get closer to King events with its new Live Stats feature!
December 10, 2011
Piccinini Helps Pick Apart Jaguars
A late breakaway by King led King to a 66-61 victory over Augusta State as the Tornado won their fourth straight game and improve to 8-2 on the season.
December 9, 2011
Tornado Welcome Augusta State to Student Center, 7pm Saturday
King (7-2) will host the Augusta State Jaguars (2-3) on Saturday night following the Women's Basketball game.
December 7, 2011
Regional Rivalry Renewed, Tornado Host Buffaloes Tonight at 7pm
Join the Tornado men's basketball team at the Student Center tonight (7pm) as they host the Milligan Buffaloes in regional showdown!
December 7, 2011
Hewitt Tagged Male Basketball Player of the Week For Second Time
Following a 32-point night during an upset win over Limestone College, Brian Hewitt was named Conference Carolinas Male Basketball Player of the Week.
December 7, 2011
King Closes Door on Milligan with Late Push
The Tornado hit a string of key free throws to hold off a late charge by the Milligan Buffaloes in a Wednesday night thrilled, 63-60.
November 29, 2011
Hewitt Gets THREEdiculous in Upset Win Over Preseason Favorite
Senior guard Brian Hewitt went 7-for-9 from behind the arc and tallied a season-best 32 points in a 75-67 win over the Limestone Saints, Tuesday night.
November 26, 2011
King Falls at Commerce Classic to Mountain State
King Men's Basketball opened up the Commerce Classic (Bluefield, W.Va.) with an opening round loss to NAIA No. 2 Mountain State, 81-49.
November 26, 2011
Back on Target, King Hits New Three Point Mark in Win Against Bluefield State
The Tornado set a new high for threes made in a game while getting back on track with a 97-78 win over Bluefield State on Saturday night.
November 22, 2011
Hewitt Named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Senior guard Brian Hewitt has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week after helping King to a 3-0 mark last week.
November 19, 2011
Second Half Surge Leads to Victory Over Carson-Newman
The King Tornado hit 18 three pointers, one short of the school record, in a 79-71 road win over Carson-Newman on Saturday.
November 18, 2011
Fortune Leads King Past Pioneers, 81-70
Junior Michael Fortune scored a team-high 27 points in the Tornado's 11-point win over Tusculum on Friday night.
November 15, 2011
Tornado Breeze Past U-Va Wise, 76-54
Senior captain Eddie Piccinini was one of four King players to shoot over 50 percent and score in double digits in a 76-54 win over UVa-Wise Tuesday night
November 12, 2011
Tornado Outlasted by No. 2 Lincoln Memorial, 75-69
King met No. 2 Lincoln Memorial in their house and played the Railsplitters tough but fell late, 75-69, on Saturday night.
November 11, 2011
Tornado Rally Late to Down Carson-Newman in Opener
King Men's Basketball opened its season successfully with a 79-75 victory over Carson-Newman on Friday night in the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge.
November 10, 2011
Tornado Hoops Hits the Hardwood at LMU Invite on Friday
Are you ready for basketball season?! Men's Hoops begin the season at the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge in Harrogate, Tenn. this weekend.
October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...
October 19, 2011
Conference Carolinas Basketball Rankings Released
Tonado Basketball was tabbed to finish fifth in Conference Carolinas while the Lady Tornado were selected to finish eighth in this year's Preseason Coaches' Poll
September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...
September 19, 2011
Sign Up Today for the 2011 King College Basketball Coaches Clinic
Local basketball coaches and those interested in honing in their knowledge of the game are invited to learn from some of the best in the business at this year's coaches clinic
August 5, 2011
Damon Johnson to Join Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
King College Athletics and Men's Basketball head coach George Pitts welcomes Damon Johnson as the newest addition to the Tornado Athletic family.
April 19, 2011
Dockery honored with NCCAA All-American nod
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Mark Dockery played his way to the NCCAA Division I All-American First Team, as announced by the national office.
April 17, 2011
Tornado Basketball duo on NCCAA Scholar-Athlete squad
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College placed two players on the 2010-11 NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team, announced by the national office.
March 25, 2011
NCCAA weekly award for Tornado's Smith
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Clarence Smith was honored by the NCCAA as the Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week.
March 24, 2011
Tornado Basketball Camp information released
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's basketball coach George Pitts has announced the dates for the 2011 men's basketball individual and team summer camp information.
March 21, 2011
Smith earns NCCAA All-Tournament nod
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College's Clarence Smith was named to the 2011 NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball All-Tournament team for his efforts over the weekend.
March 19, 2011
Tornado wins third place game at NCCAA
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College wrapped up third place with a 71-63 win over Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College Saturday at the NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament.
March 18, 2011
King's NCCAA run stopped by Spring Arbor, 66-64
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College will not make a return trip to the NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game after the Tornado was defeated by Spring Arbor (Mich.) University 66-64 Friday in a semifinal contest.
March 17, 2011
Smith scores season high as Tornado advances at NCCAA
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament behind an 80-74 win over Trinity Christian (Ill.) College Thursday in the quarterfinal round.
March 16, 2011
Dockery picks up another NCCAA weekly honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Mark Dockery won the NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week award for a second straight week, the national office announced.
March 15, 2011
King gets three NCCAA All-Mid-East selections
OAKLAND CITY, Ind. - King College placed three players on the 2010-11 NCCAA Division I All-Mid-East Region Men's Basketball Team with Mark Dockery earning first-team honors and teammate Jason Seymore on the second team. Fellow Tornado Clarence Smith was an honorable mention on the squad.
March 14, 2011
King given No. 3 seed, faces Trinity Christian in NCCAA Quarterfinals
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College starts the 2011 NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday as the No. 3 seed and will play Trinity Christian (Ill.) College Thursday in a 4 p.m. opening-round game in Oakland City, Ind.
March 12, 2011
King wins NCCAA Mid-East behind 70-59 win at Campbellsville
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - King College led for a majority of Saturday's 70-59 NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Mid-East Championship victory at Campbellsville (Ky.) University and secure a return trip to the NCCAA National Tournament.
March 11, 2011
NCCAA award for Tornado's Dockery
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Mark Dockery was awarded the NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week award by the national office.
March 10, 2011
Dockery takes top spot, King picks up victory over Victory 101-76
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College senior Mark Dockery scored a team-high 20 points to put his name atop the Tornado's All-Time Scoring list and helped King to a 101-76 NCCAA Mid-East Region Semifinal victory over Victory (Tenn.) University Thursday.
March 9, 2011
King's Dockery holds NCAA top spot in three pointers
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Mark Dockery held onto the top spot in the newest NCAA Division II Men's Basketball three-point field goals per game category as he took over as the leader in all of NCAA Men's Basketball in the category, the national office announced.
March 5, 2011
Tornado Basketball draws Victory for NCCAA Mid-East semifinal tilt
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will be the No. 2 seed for the upcoming NCCAA Division I Mid-East Region Men's Basketball Tournament and the Tornado will welcome No. 3 seed Victory (Tenn.) University to the Student Center for a 7 p.m. contest Thursday.
March 3, 2011
Dockery tops NCAA DII stat ranking
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College's Mark Dockery shot his way to No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball three-point field goals per game category, the national office announced. In all King posted 16 Top-50 stat rankings in this week's report.
March 1, 2011
Tornado sees lead disappear late at Life
MARIETTA, Ga. - King College ended the 2010-11 men's basketball regular season Tuesday with a 95-89 setback at Life (Ga.) University.
February 26, 2011
Late lead disappeared for Tornado against USC Aiken
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball team saw an eight-game home winning streak snapped in the home finale Saturday as USC Aiken rallied for a 93-85 overtime decision.
February 24, 2011
Tornado among NCAA DII bests
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College owns 15 Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball stat rankings as announced by the national office, with 21 among the Top-100.
February 23, 2011
Tornado too much for Hiwassee, 123-51
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball team saw Hiwassee (Tenn.) College stay in the game early, but eventually the homestanding Tornado pulled away for a 123-51 win Wednesday.
February 22, 2011
King jumps in final NCCAA Men's Basketball Burbridge
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College used a win over a NCCAA Division I Top-5 team to move up to No. 8 in the final regular season NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, released by the national office.
February 19, 2011
Tornado Basketball pushes winning streak to four
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball team never trailed Saturday in a 90-64 win over Central State (Ohio) University to avenge an earlier season setback.
February 18, 2011
King improves in numerous NCAA DII stat rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College moved on up in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Basketball stat report, released by the national office. The Tornado added four rankings into the Top-50 giving the team a total of 17.
February 17, 2011
Dockery shoots to NCCAA weekly honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Mark Dockery won his second NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week award of the season, the national office announced.
February 16, 2011
Tornado knocks off NCCAA No. 3 Campbellsville, 72-63
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - The King College men's basketball traveled to Campbellsville (Ky.) University Wednesday in a Top-10 NCCAA Division I meeting and the Tornado left with a 72-63 victory.
February 15, 2011
King at No. 10 in NCCAA Burbridge for second straight week
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College held onto the No. 10 spot in the newest NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, released by the national office.
February 11, 2011
Higher NCAA DII rankings for Tornado Basketball
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College climbed higher in the newest NCAA Division II Men's Basketball stat report, released by the national office. Of King's 13 Top-50 rankings, 11 moved up in the rankings.
February 10, 2011
Dockery scores 40, breaks program record in King's 124-113 win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Mark Dockery was part of a record-breaking night as the senior scored 40 points with a school record 21 made free throws in the Tornado's 124-113 home victory over Life (Ga.) University Thursday.
February 9, 2011
Tornado remains in NCCAA Top-10
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College moved to No. 10 in this week's NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, released by the national office.
February 3, 2011
Familiar ranking for Tornado in NCCAA Burbridge Report
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College maintained the No. 9 spot in the newest NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, released by the national office.
February 2, 2011
Tornado Basketball improves in newest NCAA DII Stat Report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The King College men's basketball team posted two more Top-50 NCAA Division II stat rankings giving the team a dozen in the newest report from the national office.
February 1, 2011
King scores 100-46 win at Hiwassee
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball traveled to Hiwassee (Tenn.) College and posted a 100-46 victory led by 23 points from Mark Dockery Tuesday.
January 31, 2011
Time change for King's game at Hiwassee
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball game at Hiwassee (Tenn.) College has been moved up to a 6 p.m. start on Tuesday.
January 29, 2011
Tornado Basketball unable to get past Central State
WILBERFORCE, Ohio - The King College men's basketball team suffered a narrow 86-82 defeat at Central State (Ohio) University Saturday.
January 28, 2011
New rankings for Tornado Basketball squad in NCAA Stat Report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added two Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball rankings in this week's stat report from the national office which gave the team a total of 10.
January 25, 2011
Tornado Basketball moved up in newest NCCAA DI Burbridge Rating
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College climbed a spot in this week's NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the national office announced.
January 24, 2011
Dockery scores 30 as King defeats Voorhees, 97-76
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College's Mark Dockery paced the Tornado with 30 points in a 97-76 win over Voorhees (S.C.) College Monday.
January 22, 2011
Hewitt posts career high in Tornado’s 101-59 win over ALC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College used a career-high 32 points from Brian Hewitt in a 101-59 win over a visiting Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College squad Saturday.
January 20, 2011
Once again King posts eight Top-50 NCAA DII Stat Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College once again had eight Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball rankings in the newest stat report from the national office. Of the rankings, three were among the Top-10.
January 19, 2011
Tornado Basketball squad remains in NCCAA Top 10
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was once again in the Top-10 in the newest NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the national office announced, as the Tornado was No. 10.
January 18, 2011
King racks up NCCAA DI men's basketball stat rankings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The King College men's basketball team posted 15 Top-25 NCCAA Division I stat rankings, the national office released. Four of the rankings were in the Top-10.
January 17, 2011
Tornado Basketball scores home win over Union, 106-58
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball team returned home and picked up a 106-58 win over Union (Ky.) College Monday in a game where all 12 Tornado players scored at least three points.
January 15, 2011
Upset bid comes up short for King at No. 5 Augusta State
AUGUSTA, Ga. - King College battled, but a late drought hindered the Tornado's efforts as No. 5 Augusta State kept a home winning streak alive with a 56-52 win Saturday.
January 14, 2011
King adds rankings in NCAA DII Men's Basketball Stat Report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College added a Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Stat Rankings to give the team eight in the newest report from the national office. Within the rankings, five were in the team category with three individuals and a total of three were in the Top-10.
January 12, 2011
Tornado stopped at Voorhees
DENMARK, S.C. - The King College men's basketball team was upended Wednesday at Voorhees (S.C.) College by a 70-67 score.
January 11, 2011
Another NCCAA Top-10 spot for Tornado Basketball
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was No. 9 for a second straight NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the national office announced.
January 8, 2011
King's game at Salem International pushed back a hour
SALEM, W.Va. - Saturday's King College men's basketball game at Salem International (W.Va.) University has been pushed back to a 4 p.m. start due to weather concerns.
January 8, 2011
Victory for Tornado Basketball at Salem International, 84-63
SALEM, W.Va. - King College returned to the win column with an 84-63 win at Salem International (W.Va.) University Saturday.
January 5, 2011
King shoots onto NCAA DII Men's Basketball Stat Report
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College held onto seven Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Stat Rankings, the organization announced, with four in the team along with three individual rankings. Two of the individual rankings made the Top-10 of their respective categories.
January 2, 2011
Dockery gets 22, but not enough for King at Nova Southeastern
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - King College opened 2011 Sunday with 22 points from Mark Dockery and a double-double by Jason Seymore, but the Tornado lost a 79-71 contest at Nova Southeastern (Fla.) University.
January 1, 2011
Trip to Nova Southeastern opens 2011 for Tornado Basketball
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College opens the 2011 portion of the men's basketball schedule on Sunday at Nova Southeastern (Fla.) University with tip off scheduled for 4 p.m.
December 24, 2010
Tornado Basketball among bests in NCCAA Mid-East region
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's basketball team collected 19 Top-10 individual rankings within the NCCAA Mid-East Region, the organization released.
December 23, 2010
King scores 14 NCCAA National Top 25 stat rankings
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College had 14, seven team and seven individual Top-25 stat rankings in the newest NCCAA Division I National Report, released by the national office.
December 22, 2010
King Basketball at No. 9 in NCCAA Burbridge ratings
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College fell one place in the latest NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating to No. 9, the national office released.
December 22, 2010
Dockery picked for NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week honor
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College's Mark Dockery was selected as NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Student-Athlete of the Week by the national office.
December 18, 2010
King comes close at No. 1 Bellarmine, 75-64
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - King College made a run, but was unable to get past No. 1 Bellarmine (Ky.) University Saturday on the road in a 75-64 decision.
December 17, 2010
Tornado still in NCCAA Burbridge Rating Top-10
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was No. 8 in the newest NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.
December 16, 2010
Tornado's Dockery scores 30 in King's setback at UNC Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - King College's Mark Dockery posted a career-high 30 points, but it was not enough for the Tornado at NCAA Division I foe UNC Asheville Thursday, as the home team won 90-72.
December 15, 2010
Tornado opens NCAA Division II stat report with eight Top-50 marks
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - King College obtained eight Top-50 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Stat Rankings, the organization announced. The Tornado posted five team rankings and three individual rankings.
December 11, 2010
Tornado blows away Wasps from long distance
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College never trailed Saturday as the 3-pointers fell early and often in the Tornado's 94-63 win over Emory & Henry (Va.) College. In all seven Tornado players connected from beyond the arc in the victory.
December 10, 2010
Tornado starts NCCAA Burbridge at No. 5
GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College was No. 5 in the first NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the organization announced.
December 8, 2010
Seymore’s double-double helps King to 80-66 win
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College made it seven straight wins over Montreat (N.C.) College as the Tornado was an 80-66 winner at home Wednesday with a double-double from Jason Seymore.
December 6, 2010
King drops home meeting to Indy, 92-82
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College saw the University of Indianapolis come to Bristol and leave with a 92-82 decision even though five Tornado players scored in double digits.
December 5, 2010
Tornado Basketball inks two during early signing period
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has added two players to the men's basketball squad for the 2011-12 season during the NCAA early signing period. Keenan Froedden and Logan Lyle will be the newest members of the Tornado squad under the direction of head coach George Pitts.
December 4, 2010
Three pointers fall like snow for King in 97-71 win over VIC
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College almost reached the century mark, but the Tornado used 16 3-pointers and two players with at least 25 points each in a 97-71 victory over nearby Virginia Intermont College Saturday in front of the home crowd.
December 1, 2010
King sees Lincoln Memorial spoil home opener
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College lost the home opener of the 2010-11 season by a 62-57 score to Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University Wednesday despite four Tornado players scoring in double-digits.
November 30, 2010
Tornado adds Indianapolis to 2010-11 schedule
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has added the University of Indianapolis to the men's basketball schedule as the two will play Monday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in King's Student Center Complex.
November 29, 2010
Pitts gets to 100 wins after King beats Milligan 110-88
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. - King College head men's basketball coach George Pitts joined the 100-win club after the Tornado defeated Milligan (Tenn.) College 110-88 Monday.
November 23, 2010
Tornado knocked off track by Railsplitters
HARROGATE, Tenn. - King College was handed a 79-63 loss at Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University Tuesday.
November 21, 2010
Dockery named Alaska Invite MVP, Smith joins on All-Tournament squad
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College used a 2-1 record which included an 89-80 win over Arkansas Fort Smith to secure the Alaska Invitational championship as a pair of Tornado players earned spots on the All-Tournament team including the event MVP.
November 20, 2010
Tornado freezes out Arkansas Fort Smith at Alaska Invite
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College wrapped up the Alaska Invitational with a 89-80 win giving Arkansas Fort Smith their first loss of the season Saturday thanks to a Tornado duo scoring 22 points apiece.
November 19, 2010
Tornado shooting not cold in win at Alaska Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College picked up the first win of the 2010-11 men's basketball season Thursday at the Alaska Invitational with an 88-64 decision over host Alaska Fairbanks.
November 19, 2010
Last second shots changes outcome for Tornado Basketball
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - King College was defeated in the final seconds 79-78 by the University of West Florida Friday at the Alaska Invitational.
November 14, 2010
Tornado trio scoring in double-digits not enough at SIU
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – King College battled to the end again, but the Tornado was overtaken at Southern Indiana University 78-70 Sunday.
November 13, 2010
King never gives up in opener, but comes up short at Kentucky Wesleyan
OWENSBORO, Ky. – King College chipped away at a 17-point deficit in the Tornado’s season opener Saturday at Kentucky Wesleyan College, but King was defeated 82-77 at game’s end.
November 12, 2010
Season opening weekend for Tornado at KWC and SIU
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College will play at NCAA Division II powers Kentucky Wesleyan College and Southern Indiana University Saturday and Sunday to start the 2010-11 men's basketball season.
November 9, 2010
Tornado picks up exhibition victory at Bluefield
BLUEFIELD, Va. - King College opened the 2010-11 men's basketball season with a dominate 97-56 victory at Bluefield (Va.) College in an exhibition tilt.
October 15, 2010
King Basketball squads start preseason practice Friday
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King College men's and women's basketball teams opened up practice Friday in preparation for the 2010-11 season.
September 24, 2010
Date set for 2010 King Basketball Coaching Clinic
The King College men's basketball coaching staff will host their annual coaching clinic on October 30, 2010. The clinic will be held on the King campus in the Student Center Complex.
September 18, 2010
Tornado Basketball schedule announced for 2010-11
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's basketball coach George Pitts has finalized the 2010-11 schedule for the Tornado that features games in 10 states.
August 28, 2010
Quarles joins Tornado staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College has added James Quarles III to the men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant for the 2010-11 season head coach George Pitts announced.
August 23, 2010
Four additions to Tornado Basketball squad
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College head men's basketball coach George Pitts has announced the addition of four players to the roster for the 2010-11 season as Michael Fortune, Donatas Zuzevicius, Cordarrel Eldridge and Nathan Vannoy will be a part of the Tornado program.