Men's Basketball News Archives

  • 2020 Conference Carolinas Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to be Held at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
    October 10, 2019
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Conference Carolinas and Wofford College officially announced on Thursday, Oct. 10 that the 2020 Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • King's Cozart selected for Larry Smith Award
    September 26, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Cylk Cozart, a 1979 King College graduate and former basketball player, is the recipient of the 2019 Larry Smith Award, announced by Small College Basketball.   
  • Pitts adds Gallishaw to staff
    May 28, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head men’s basketball coach George Pitts announced the hire of Julius Gallishaw to round out his staff.
  • Brown selected All-Conference Carolinas
    March 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the start Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship “final four,” the league announced their all-conference performers. In his first season wearing the scarlet and navy, James Brown garnered third team all-conference honors.
  • Tornado fall in overtime at Barton
    March 05, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team took to the road to open the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday night. The sixth-seeded Tornado held a lead at third-seeded Barton at the half, but the Bulldogs came back to force overtime. Barton outscored the Tornado in the extra session as the Bulldogs took the contest 95-89.
  • King his six selected academic all-conference
    March 01, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Conference Carolinas Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships start next week and the league announced their academic all-conference performers this week. Both the King University men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams had three players selected.
  • King closes regular season with win at SWU
    February 26, 2019
    CENTRAL, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team closed the regular season with a victory at Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado used a big second half to pull away and take the 68-56 victory.
  • Hot-shooting Barton too much for King
    February 23, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team host Barton College on Senior Day in the Student Center Complex on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start, and didn’t slow down, taking the contest 95-58.
  • Tornado defense stymies BAC
    February 20, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, the King University men’s basketball team topped Belmont Abbey College. The Tornado defense was stout against the Crusaders, leading for nearly the entirety of the 73-67 victory.
  • NGU tip-in sinks King comeback
    February 16, 2019
    TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team tried to avenge a loss earlier this season when they traveled to North Greenville University. The Tornado went on a run down the stretch to regain the lead, but North Greenville escaped with a 71-70 win with a tip-in with 3.0 seconds remaining.
  • Balanced Tornado attack leads to comeback win over LMC
    February 13, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – As most rivalry contests are, the men’s basketball game between King University and Lees-McRae College was a see-saw affair. The tornado controlled the first half while the Bobcats led for the majority of the second half before a late King surge led to a 78-70 Tornado victory.
  • Brown's double-double lifts King over Limestone
    February 09, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball jumped ahead of Limestone College 12-0 in the early going as they topped the Saints 82-69 on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado had to withstand a run from the Saints late in the first half, but King pulled away in the second half behind a double-double from James Brown.
  • Tornado offense stymied by Emmanuel defense
    February 06, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball squared off against Conference Carolinas-leading Emmanuel College on Wednesday night in the Student Center Complex. The Lions grabbed the lead early and didn’t look back, taking the 80-56 victory.
  • King shoots past SWU
    February 02, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball earned a Conference Carolinas win on Saturday afternoon in the Student Center Complex as they defeated Southern Wesleyan University. The Tornado gained a sizable advantage in the first half and didn’t look back in the second half, taking the contest 88-60 behind 25 points from James Brown.
  • Tornado drop league contest to NGU
    January 31, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team opened a homestand with a Conference Carolinas game against North Greenville University. The Crusaders gained the lead early, and controlled the majority of the contest, taking the 74-67 victory.
  • King comeback falls short at league-leading Emmanuel
    January 26, 2019
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – For the second time in as many weeks, the King University men’s basketball team had a chance to take down a Conference Carolinas leading team, and give them their first league defeat. The Tornado erased a 17-point deficit in the second half at Emmanuel College, but the Lions converted a late three-point play to take the contest 84-83.
  • King comeback falls short against Erskine
    January 21, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a victory on the road on Saturday, the King University men’s basketball team returned home to take on Erskine College. The Tornado struggled from the floor early and their second-half comeback fell short as the Flying Fleet took the 65-59 victory.
  • Moore has career nigh as King hands BAC first league loss
    January 19, 2019
    BELMONT, N.C. – Tyre Moore Jr., had a career night, leading the King University men’s basketball team to a win at Belmont Abbey College. Moore poured in a career-high 28 points as the Tornado handed the Crusaders their first Conference Carolinas defeat of the season 78-75.
  • Bobcat comeback stuns Tornado in Banner Elk
    January 16, 2019
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball got off to a hot start against rival Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado held a lead in the second half, but the Bobcats came back to stun the Tornado with a late run, taking the contest 74-70.
  • Tornado edge past the Trojans 60-59
    January 12, 2019
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's basketball was at home again on Saturday as they faced conference foe, the University of Mount Olive. On what was a defensively dominant performance by both teams, King was able to come out on top 60-59 over the Trojans.
  • Early Barton run too much for King to overcome
    January 08, 2019
    WILSON, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to take on one of the top teams in Conference Carolinas on Tuesday night, Barton College. The Bulldogs got off to a hot start, and the Tornado couldn’t fight their way back, dropping the contest 87-64.
  • Brown's career-high not enough for King at VSU
    January 05, 2019
    ETTRICK, Va. – The King University men’s basketball team traveled to nonconference foe Virginia State University in a rematch of a one-point contest earlier in the season. The Tornado held a lead at the half, but the Trojans had a big second half to take the contest 83-72.
  • King falls at hot-shooting Limestone
    January 02, 2019
    GAFFNEY, S.C. – The King University men’s basketball team fell to a hot-shooting Limestone College team on Wednesday night. The Saints knocked down 17 triples in their 104-87 victory.
  • Salomon, West sweep Conference Carolinas Weekly Awards
    December 31, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University swept the final Conference Carolinas Basketball Player of the Week awards on Monday. Mike Salomon took home honors for the men and Kori West for the women.
  • Salomon has career night as King shoots past USI
    December 29, 2018
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Following a break, the King University men’s basketball team turned in their best shooting performance of the season. The Tornado took an 86-80 victory at the University of Southern Indiana behind a career-high performance from Mike Salomon.
  • Tornado fall to hot-shooting Hilltoppers
    December 18, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team fell to a hot-shooting West Liberty University team on Tuesday evening. The 18th-ranked Hilltoppers grabbed the lead early and didn’t look back, taking the contest 116-95.
  • 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.
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