Men's Basketball

4 CONFERENCE CAROLINAS CHAMPIONSHIPS & 1 TOURNAMENT TITLE

King closes regular season with win at NGU

Photo credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo credit: Tyler Feaster

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men's basketball team finished the regular season with a 73-63 win at North Greenville University. Jordan Floyd scored 36 points lead the Conference Carolinas champions to their 16 league victory of the season.

THE BASICS
FINAL: King 73, North Greenville 63
LOCATION: Hayes Gymnasium; Tigerville, S.C.
RECORDS: King 22-6, 16-4 Conference Carolinas; North Greenville 11-16, 7-13 Conference Carolinas

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half

  • The first half was tight as both teams got off to slow starts.
  • North Greenville used back-to-back triples and another basket to take an 18-13 lead midway through the stanza.
  • Floyd started to heat up, knocking down consecutive triples and making a layup to give King a 26-23 lead and force a Crusader timeout.
  • A Justin Frazier layup and four more points from Floyd gave King a 32-25 lead late in the first half.
  • Following a 7-0 Crusader run, Floyd made a triple and beat the halftime buzzer to give King a 37-32 lead at the break.

Second Half

  • Mike Salomon started the second half with a trifecta, opening up a 40-32 advantage for the Tornado.
  • Floyd went on an 8-0 run for the Tornado, giving King a 48-34 lead with a four-point play. Following a Crusader bucket, Floyd made it 10 straight points to give King a 50-37 advantage.
  • North Greenville came back and pulled within 62-56 with five minutes remaining, but Salomon came up with a big triple for the Tornado to end the Crusader run.
  • A Salomon layup later gave King a 15-point advantage as King took the game 73-63.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Floyd led King with 36 points and added six rebounds.
  • Salomon followed with 11 points while Damion Ottman grabbed seven rebounds.

FOR THE FOES

  • Jalon Cokley scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
  • Joe Conley added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
  • DJ Brooks scored 17 points for the Crusaders.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Floyd now has 1,824 points in his career, two away from tying Mark Dockery's school record of 1,826.

UP NEXT

  • King will be the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Championship and will host eighth seed North Greenville on Tuesday night.
  • The quarterfinal will tipoff in the Student Center Complex at 7:00 p.m.
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