Men's Basketball News Archives

  • Brown's free throws complete the King comeback at Clayton State
    December 14, 2018
    MORROW, Ga. – In a game where both teams held a double-digit lead, the King University men’s basketball team fought their way back at Clayton State University on Friday night. The Tornado closed the game on a 14-4 run, capped by a pair of James Brown free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining to take the 63-62 victory.
  • Tornado shoot past Shorter
    December 11, 2018
    ROME, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team used a run early in the second half to gain separation from Shorter University in Tuesday’s nonconference win. The Tornado shot 50.0 percent from three-point range in their 86-60 victory.
  • Tornado escape Erskine with overtime win
    December 08, 2018
    DUE WEST, S.C. – Conference games are usually tough, especially on the road, and the King University men’s basketball team escaped Due West, S.C. with a victory on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado held a slim halftime lead, but needed a triple in the final minute to send the game at Erskine College into overtime. King then scored the game’s final 10 points, taking the contest 69-63.
  • King basketball DH at Erskine pushed up to 12 and 2 pm
    December 06, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start times for the King University basketball doubleheader at the Erskine College on Saturday have been pushed up. The women's game will now start at 12:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 2:00 p.m.
  • Trojans too much for Tornado
    December 01, 2018
    Mount Olive, N.C. – The King University men's basketball team fell behind early and were unable to recover throughout the game. King made a small come back in the second half and cut the lead down to eight but the Trojan offense proved too much the Tornado and King fell 78-63.
  • King basketball DH at UMO pushed back to 4 and 6 pm
    November 30, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The start times for the King University basketball doubleheader at the University of Mount Olive on Saturday have been pushed back. The women’s game will now start at 4:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tornado comeback, top Virginia State in final minute
    November 28, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team didn’t lead for long against Virginia State University, but the led at the right time. Justin Frazier gave King the lead with 1:11 remaining, and the Tornado iced the 86-85 victory at the free throw line in the final minute.
  • Tornado post four scorers in double figures in win at Lee
    November 26, 2018
    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team returned to the court on Monday at Lee University. The Tornado used a run to close the first half and open the second half to take a lead and ultimately top the Flames 72-58.
  • Tornado edged by Carson-Newman
    November 17, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team dropped a tight nonconference tilt with regional rival Carson-Newman University on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The contest featured 12 ties and 12 lead changes as the Eagles edged King 87-86, handing the Tornado their first defeat of the year.
  • King tops Columbus State to start 2-0
    November 10, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The King University men’s basketball team posted their second win of the opening weekend on Saturday, defeating Columbus State 80-76. The Tornado had to hold a late run from the Cougars but were led by Kalen Clifton’s 23 points.
  • Tornado shoot past Flagler in season-opener
    November 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team got off to a good start as they defeated Flagler College on Friday night. The Tornado had four scorers in double figures and shot nearly 50 percent from the floor in their 90-72 victory.
  • King aims for second straight Conference Carolinas title
    November 05, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - Coming off of their third Conference Carolinas regular season championship, the King University men's basketball team aims for another trip to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. Head coach George Pitts returns two all-conference performers, including the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year that will be joined with a solid group of newcomers as the Tornado look to make another run to the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19.
  • King receives votes in NABC preseason poll
    November 01, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team was picked to repeat as Conference Carolinas champions, and when the National Association of Basketball Coaches released their preseason poll, the Tornado were mentioned as receiving votes. King was one of two Conference Carolinas teams to be mentioned in the opening poll.
  • King picked atop Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll
    October 24, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team has been selected to win the Conference Carolinas regular season championship in 2018-19. The Tornado received 83 points and five first-place votes in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
  • Pitts adds Phelps to staff
    October 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts announced the hire of Michael Phelps to round out his staff. Phelps joins the Tornado staff from Springfield, Ohio where he was the athletic director of the Springfield Little Tigers Youth Inc.
  • Floyd selected first team All-Region by NABC
    March 16, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd has earned another award as he was selected National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Southeast Region. Floyd was selected to the first team, marking his second first team All-Region accolades of the year.
  • Floyd, West earn All-ECAC honors
    March 15, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University had two basketball players recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the league announced their awards on Thursday. Jordan Floyd of the men’s basketball team was selected ECAC Player of the Year and first team All-ECAC while Kori West of the women’s basketball team earned second team All-ECAC honors.
  • Floyd selected D2CCA All-Southeast Region
    March 12, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men’s basketball player Jordan Floyd can add another award to his mantle following his spectacular season. The junior was selected D2CCA first team All-Southeast Region, when the organization announced their awards on Monday.
  • Late run for #1 LMU tops King in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2018
    HARROGATE, Tenn. – When the NCAA Tournament brackets were announced, the King University men’s basketball team knew they had a tough task of facing the nation’s top team, Lincoln Memorial University, on their home floor. However, the Tornado got off to a hot start and played the Railsplitters even in the first half. The Lincoln Memorial balanced attack proved too much for the Tornado in the second half as the Railsplitters took the contest 90-78.
  • King opens NCAA Tournament with #1 LMU
    March 07, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won the regular season Conference Carolinas title and opens play in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday. The Tornado are the eighth seed and will take on top-ranked and top-seeded Lincoln Memorial University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in Harrogate, Tenn.
  • King earns bid into NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship
    March 04, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team won the Conference Carolinas season regular title, and on Sunday night the learned they earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. The Tornado will be the eighth seed and take on top seed and NCAA Southeast Regional host Lincoln Memorial University on Saturday.
  • Three Tornado garner all-conference honors, Floyd POY
    March 03, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers. King had three players receive all-conference honors including one being named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. Jordan Floyd was unanimously selected as the conference’s player of the year in addition to his first team all-conference honors. Senior Mack Owens and junior Je’Don Young also garnered honors as they were both named second team all-conference selections.
  • King moves up to seventh in final NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 28, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final NCAA Regional Rankings of the year, the King University men’s basketball team moved up to seventh. The Tornado finished the regular season 19-9 and won the Conference Carolinas regular season title for the second time in the last three years.
  • Tornado fall to Belmont Abbey in conference quarterfinals
    February 27, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Playing as the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, the King University men’s basketball team went up against a tough eighth seed in Belmont Abbey College. The Crusaders controlled the glass and escaped the Student Center Complex with a 82-74 victory.
  • Salomon takes second straight Conference Carolinas POW
    February 26, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the third straight week and fourth of the last five, a King University men’s basketball player has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. This week it was Mike Salomon who earns honors for the second straight week.
  • Tornado hold on at LMC to claim Conference Carolinas title
    February 23, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team built a sizable lead in the first half at Lees-McRae College. The Bobcats came back in the second half, but the Tornado held on to take the contest 102-98 and win their second Conference Carolinas regular season title in three years.
  • Three Tornado selected academic All-Conference Carolinas
    February 23, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas basketball regular season ends on Friday, and the league has announced their academic all-conference recipients. King University had three players recognized, two from the women’s team and one from the men’s team.
  • King topples Emmanuel, sets up showdown at LMC
    February 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire in their 93-80 victory over Emmanuel College on Wednesday night. The victory vaults King into a tie atop the Conference Carolinas standings with Lees-McRae College as the teams square off on Friday night.
  • King still ranked eighth in NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 21, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second of three installments, the King University men’s basketball held their NCAA Regional Ranking of eighth. The Tornado are one of three Conference Carolinas teams in the rankings for the second straight week.
  • Salomon named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    February 19, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight week a King University men’s basketball player has been selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. Mike Salomon helped lead the Tornado to pair of wins last week while posting his career-high in points early in the week to earn the honor.
Load More