Women's Basketball News Archives

  • Fourth quarter runs lifts Tornado over Converse
    December 10, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team came away with a well-earned Conference Carolinas victory on Sunday afternoon in the Student Center Complex. The Tornado used a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter to gain separation from Converse College and ultimately hold on for the 92-83 victory.
  • King basketball game against Converse pushed to Sunday
    December 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With snowfall covering the southeast, the King University women’s basketball game on Saturday against Converse College has been postponed. The Conference Carolinas contest has been rescheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Student Center Complex.
  • Tornado basketball teams play on ESPN3
    December 07, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - On December 2, the King University basketball teams played in front of a national audience as the Conference Carolinas doubleheader was streamed live on ESPN3. See the highlights of the day for each game below.
  • Tornado comeback falls short at Limestone
    December 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Playing in front of a national audience, both King University and Limestone College got off to a slow start in a rematch of last season’s Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game. The Saints opened up a sizable advantage in the third quarter, and the Tornado tried to come back in the final stanza, but Limestone held on for the 77-63 victory.
  • Tornado square off with Limestone on ESPN3
    November 30, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game, the King University women’s basketball team travels to Limestone College on Saturday. The contest will be streamed live on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. If fans are on campus, there will be a view party in the dining hall.
  • Thompson inks Lee in early signing period
    November 29, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced the signing of Trinity Lee in the early signing period. She has had a standout career at Bearden High School in Knoxville.
  • Tornado open conference play with victory over NGU
    November 28, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on North Greenville University in their Conference Carolinas home opener. The Tornado recorded a strong fourth quarter to take down the Crusaders 67-56 and improve to 1-0 in conference play.
  • Tornado fall to LMU
    November 21, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team got off to a hot start against Lincoln Memorial University, holding the lead after the first quarter. However, the Railsplitters turned the tide in the second quarter and held off a late Tornado rally to take the contest 74-61.
  • Tornado use big third quarter to defeat Newberry
    November 18, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team hosted Newberry College Saturday afternoon in a nonconference matchup. The Tornado used a huge third quarter and multiple career high efforts to take down the Wolves 71-61.
  • Tornado fall to Carson-Newman
    November 15, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team took on Carson-Newman University in a nonconference affair Wednesday night. The Tornado struggled to take care of the ball on offense while the Eagles offense was strong. King fell to Carson-Newman 80-52.
  • King announces basketball promotional schedule
    November 14, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University basketball teams would love to see your support throughout the 2017-18 season. Below is a promotions schedule for the upcoming Tornado season.
  • Tornado lend helping hand to the local community
    November 13, 2017
    The King University women’s basketball team has been training and getting ready for the upcoming season, however, their fitness level and jump shots are not the only thing that they have been doing this fall. The Tornado participated in multiple community service efforts since coming back from summer vacation and made a difference in the Bristol community.
  • King drops nonconference affair at Tusculum
    November 11, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball fell to Tusculum College on the second night of their season. The Pioneers got off to a hot start and didn’t look back, taking the contest 96-60.
  • Double-doubles lift King over MHU in season opener
    November 10, 2017
    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team opened the season with a victory behind double-doubles from a pair of veterans. Kristen Cupples and Amy Van Deventer each posted double-doubles, leading the Tornado to the 67-53 victory over Mars Hill University.
  • King eyes third straight trip to Conference Carolinas Tournament title game
    November 06, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - The King University women's basketball team comes into the 2017-18 season with expectations higher than they have been in some time in Bristol. The Tornado won their first Conference Carolinas Tournament a season ago, defeating #22 Limestone College on the road to earn the first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. King will look a little different this season for Head Coach Josh Thompson as he welcomes eight newcomers that will help the Tornado strive to get back to the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game for the third straight season.
  • Keitt rounds out Thompson's staff
    October 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Thompson announced the hire of Tia Keitt to round out his coaching staff. Keitt graduated from King in 2015, playing for Thompson, helping the Tornado to a 20-win season her senior year.
  • King basketball to be featured on ESPN3
    October 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s and women’s basketball teams will be featured on ESPN3 this season as part of the NCAA’s Division II Basketball Showcase. The Conference Carolinas doubleheader at Limestone College on December 2 will be streamed on ESPN3. Tipoff for the women’s game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. with the men to follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C.
  • McDaniel steps down from King women's basketball
    August 17, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced on Thursday that assistant coach Courtney McDaniel has resigned from her position. McDaniel has accepted a position as head coach at a high school in Florida.
  • Thompson inks six for 2016-17
    May 03, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the first Conference Carolinas Tournament title, King University women’s basketball coach Josh Thompson announced his signing class. This group of six players will help the Tornado get back to the conference championship game for the third straight season.
  • King falls to #21 Wingate in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2017
    COLUMBUS, Ga. – Playing in their first NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, the seventh seeded King University women’s basketball team stayed with second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first half. However, the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to take the contest 75-55 and end King’s season.
  • King prepared for first NCAA DII Tournament appearance
    March 08, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team made history last weekend, winning their first Conference Carolinas Tournament and earning the first NCAA Tournament berth. This weekend the seventh seeded Tornado will be looking to make more history at the NCAA Southeast Regional when they take on second seeded and 21st-ranked Wingate University in the first round at host Columbus State University on Friday.
  • King earns 7th seed in NCAA Southeast Regional
    March 05, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team earned their first NCAA Tournament berth by winning the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Friday night, and the Tornado found out their opponent on Sunday night. The Tornado earned the seventh seed in the Southeast Region and will take on second seeded Wingate University on Friday at Columbus State University.
  • King wins first Conference Carolinas title, topping #22 Limestone
    March 03, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what was reminiscent of a heavyweight title bout, the King University women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with 22nd-ranked Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship for the second straight season. The script for the 2016-17 season had a different ending as Whitney Mitchell made a free throw with 6.2 seconds remaining to give King the 78-77 victory and King their first Conference Carolinas title and NCAA Tournament berth.
  • Late run moves King into conference final
    March 02, 2017
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – In what seemed like an uphill battle all night, the second seeded King University women’s basketball team defeated third seed the University of Mount Olive 78-67 in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals. The Tornado trailed for the majority of the contest, but finished the contest on a 12-0 run to take the contest and setup a rematch of last year’s Conference Carolinas Tournament championship game with top seed Limestone College.
  • Mitchell, Harper named all-conference, Thompson Coach of the Year
    March 02, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball finished second in the Conference Carolinas standings and three Tornado were honored on Thursday at a banquet prior to the conference tournament semifinals. Whitney Mitchell earned first team all-conference, Jalan Harper was selected third team and head coach Josh Thompson earned Coach of the Year honors.
  • Tornado ranked eighth in final regional rankings
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University women’s basketball team has won seven straight contests, including their Conference Carolinas Tournament quarterfinal and the Tornado are ranked eighth in the final NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings.
  • Three Tornado named academic All-Conference Carolinas
    March 01, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the Conference Carolinas basketball tournaments underway, the league announced their academic all-conference performers and three Tornado were named to the list. Derick Pope for the men’s team along with Keyanna Blakely and Amy Van Deventer of the women’s team earned honors.
  • Balanced attack leads King to conference semis with win over BAC
    February 27, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second straight season, the King University women’s basketball has advanced to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals as the second seeded Tornado defeated seventh seed Belmont Abbey College 85-51 on Monday night. The score was tied after one quarter, but King used a 20-1 run gain separation at the end of the first half.
  • Seniors lead King past LMC on Senior Night
    February 24, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – It was fitting that on Senior Night in the Student Center Complex that the seniors on the King University women’s basketball team led the Tornado to an emphatic victory over rival Lees-McRae College. King grabbed the lead early in the first quarter, and didn’t look back, taking the regular season finale 88-41.
  • King moves up one spot in NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 22, 2017
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second installment of the NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings, the King University women’s basketball team moved up one spot to seventh. That marks the highest the Tornado have been ranked in the NCAA Regional Rankings, and the third rankings King has appeared in.
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