Men's Basketball News Archives

  • Floyd named Herff Jones CC Male Athlete of the Year
    April 28, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Male Athlete of the Year award on Tuesday and Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team was selected. Floyd becomes the first King student-athlete to be selected as a Herff Jones Conference Carolinas Athlete of the Year since the Tornado became members prior to the 2011-12 season.
  • Floyd selected as a CC Comeback Player of the Year
    April 21, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Conference Carolinas announced their Comeback Player of the Year award on Tuesday, and Jordan Floyd of the King University men’s basketball team was honored. The league recognized all six nominees this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the spring season’s getting cut short.
  • Special Work Ethic and Drive Has Allowed King's James Brown to Ascend to New Heights
    April 09, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. - It’s really no wonder that James Brown was born three months premature. After all, he had places to go.
  • Gillespie chosen to lead King men's basketball
    April 07, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Director of Athletics, David Hicks announced the hire of Jason Gillespie as head men’s basketball coach on Tuesday morning. Gillespie was an assistant coach for the Tornado in the early 2000s before stints at Cincinnati Christian University, Bluefield College and most recently Reinhardt University.
  • Floyd selected NABC All-Star
    April 03, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men’s basketball added another award to his collection when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced their all-star teams. Floyd was selected to the east team, becoming the first player in program history to be selected.
  • Brown selected Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    March 27, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – James Brown of the King University men’s basketball team can add an award to his mantle as he was selected Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s basketball.
  • Floyd selected Ron Lenz National POY by D2CCA
    March 25, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team has been selected Ron Lenz National Player of the year and first team All-America by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
  • Floyd garners NABC All-America honors
    March 24, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team has been selected All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • Floyd selected first team NABC All-Southeast District
    March 23, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team has been selected National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) first team All-Southeast District.
  • Floyd selected D2CCA SE Region POY, 1st team all-region
    March 13, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men’s basketball team has been selected Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Southeast Region Player of the year and first team all-region.
  • Tornado fall to SWU in conference semifinal
    March 07, 2020
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The top-seeded King University men’s basketball team ran into a hot Southern Wesleyan University team in a Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal on Saturday evening. The Tornado fell behind the fourth-seeded Warriors in the first half, and couldn’t dig out of the hole in the second half, falling 92-77.
  • Pitts, Floyd, Brown earn All-Conference Carolinas accolades
    March 06, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games, the league held a banquet to honor their all-conference performers. Jordan Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and first team all-conference while James Brown garnered second team honors. Head coach George Pitts was selected Conference Carolinas Co-Coach of the Year along with Nick Pasqua of Southern Wesleyan University.
  • King up to sixth in final NCAA Regional Rankings
    March 04, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the final set of NCAA Regional Rankings, the King University men's basketball team is ranked sixth, up a spot from the previous two rankings. The Tornado are currently 23-6 overall, but 20-6 in NCAA Southeast Region games.
  • Big second half lifts King over NGU, into CC semifinal
    March 03, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship, the King University men’s basketball team had to erase a halftime deficit against eighth-seeded North Greenville University on Tuesday night. The Tornado used a big second half to advance with the 90-81 victory.
  • Floyd selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
    March 02, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team closed out their regular season Conference Carolinas Championship with a win last week. Jordan Floyd was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week after scoring 36 points in the Tornado win.
  • King has 12 earn Academic All-Conference Carolinas honors
    February 27, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – With the winter season coming to a close, Conference Carolinas announced their academic all-conference honorees for basketball, swimming and indoor track & field. King University had 12 student-athletes earn recognition.
  • Tornado still 7th in NCAA Southeast Regional Rankings
    February 26, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the second of three sets of NCAA Regional Rankings, the King University men's basketball team is ranked seventh. The Tornado are currently 22-6 overall, but 19-6 in NCAA Southeast Region games.
  • King closes regular season with win at NGU
    February 25, 2020
    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.
  • King earns outright CC title with win at Limestone
    February 22, 2020
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The 25th-ranked King University men’s basketball team clinched the outright Conference Carolinas regular season championship on Saturday with a 108-89 win at Limestone College. The Tornado offense shot nearly 60 percent as they were led by a season-high from James Brown and career-high from Mike Salomon.
  • Brown selected CoSIDA Academic All-District
    February 20, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – James Brown of the King University men’s basketball team was selected CoSIDA Academic All-District. Brown is the first Tornado in three years to earn CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and first men’s basketball player in four years to be selected.
  • Floyd breaks school record, King escapes Erskine to earn share of CC title
    February 19, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – It wasn’t easy, but the 25th-ranked King University men’s basketball team clinched at least a share of the Conference Carolinas regular season title on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. Jordan Floyd poured in a school-record 47 points, including the game-winner with 5.7 seconds remaining in overtime as King escaped with a 97-95 win over Erskine College.
  • King ranked seventh in first NCAA Regional Rankings
    February 19, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – In the first NCAA Regional Rankings, the King University men’s basketball team is ranked seventh. The Tornado are currently 19-6 overall, but 17-6 in NCAA Southeast Region games.
  • King ranked 25th in D2SIDA National Poll
    February 18, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the first time in four years, the King University men’s basketball team is ranked in a national poll. The Tornado are ranked 25th in the latest D2SIDA national poll after receiving votes each of the previous two weeks.
  • Floyd named TSWA Player of the Week
    February 18, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team posted another 30-point game last week and was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week for the second straight week.
  • Tornado bounce back with win over Chowan
    February 15, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University bounced back from their first loss a month with a resounding win over Chowan University. The Tornado avenged a defeat early in January with the 103-84 Conference Carolinas victory.
  • King has 8-game winning streak snapped at Emmanuel
    February 12, 2020
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Playing their third straight game on the road, the King University men’s basketball team had their eight-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night at Emmanuel College. The Lions shot 54 percent in their 101-87 victory over the Conference Carolinas-leading Tornado.
  • Floyd selected USBWA National Player of the Week
    February 12, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week, Jordan Floyd of the King University men's basketball team earned a pair of weekly awards, and on Wednesday he was named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Men’s Division II National Player of the Week. Floyd shot better than 50 percent and averaged 43.0 points per game earning his second national player of the week award.
  • Floyd selected TSWA Player of the Week for the fourth time
    February 11, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd had another spectacular week for the King University men's basketball team, leading the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins. Floyd shot better than 50 percent and averaged 43.0 points per game as he was selected Tennessee Sports Writers (TSWA) Player of the Week for the fourth time.
  • Floyd's big week lands another CC Player of the Week award
    February 10, 2020
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jordan Floyd had another spectacular week for the King University men’s basketball team, leading the Tornado to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins. Floyd shot better than 50 percent and averaged 43.0 points per game as he was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the sixth time.
  • Late run lifts King past UMO for 8th straight win
    February 08, 2020
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team found a way to win another Conference Carolinas road game on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado used a late 15-0 run to defeat the University of Mount Olive 99-90 behind another 43-point night from Jordan Floyd.
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