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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team had three student-athletes earn National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court recognition. C.J. Good, Derick Pope, and Noble Fahnbulleh, all earned the distinction.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University Head Men’s Basketball Coach George Pitts rounded out his staff with the hiring of alum Brian Hewitt. Hewitt (’13) played for Coach Pitts and was an assistant coach for the Tornado during the 2015-16 season.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Derick Pope’s basketball career ended at King University in March, but his dream to play after college has come true. Earlier this spring, Pope signed a contract to play in Germany for the Bramsche TUS Red Devils.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Nick Pasqua (’08) has been a member of the King University men’s basketball program for 13 years as either a player or a coach. On Thursday he announced his resignation as associate head coach as he accepted the position of head coach at Tusculum College.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hunter LeVeau of the King University men’s basketball team had a great career wearing the scarlet and navy and he can add another award to his mantle. LeVeau was selected All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) honorable mention.


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MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Following upsetting the top seed on their home floor, the King University men’s basketball team fell to second seeded Limestone College in the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship on Sunday afternoon. The contest was tight the entire way, but the Saints closed the contest on a 7-2 run to take the game and 76-70.


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MISENHEIMER, N.C. – In what was expected to be a high scoring affair, the fourth seeded King University men’s basketball team stunned top seed Pfeiffer University in the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals. The Tornado used an 11-0 at the beginning of the second half to gain separation, and Hunter LeVeau grabbed an offense rebound and made a layup with 0.1 seconds remaining to give King the 100-98 victory.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Prior to the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals, the league held a banquet to announce their all-conference performers and a pair of Tornado seniors were honored. Hunter LeVeau garnered first team accolades while C.J. Good was selected to the second team.


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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.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team finds themselves in a familiar spot, the Conference Carolinas Tournament semifinals as the fourth seeded Tornado defeated fifth seed Belmont Abbey College 85-67 on Tuesday night. The Tornado had to hold off an early second half run from the Crusaders, but King extended their lead to take the contest.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – In a contest that was reminiscent of the game played in Banner Elk a couple weeks ago, the King University men’s basketball team capped the regular season with a come-from-behind victory over rival Lees-McRae College on Friday night. The Bobcats took a 17 point lead in the first half, but the Tornado came back behind seniors Hunter LeVeau and Malcolm St. Louis to take the 88-81 victory.


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MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team was able to avenge a loss 10 days ago when they went on the road and defeated the University of Mount Olive 77-65 on Tuesday night. The first half was tight, but the Tornado pulled away in the second half and iced the contest at the free throw line.


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BANNER ELK, N.C. – In what has resulted in entertaining games the last few years, the King University men’s basketball team came back to defeat rival Lees-McRae College on Wednesday night. The Tornado trailed the majority of the contest, but came back and Noble Fahnbulleh put the Tornado head with an offensive rebound and put-back with 9.5 seconds remaining, giving King the 98-97 victory.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – In what has become a rivalry in Conference Carolinas, the King University men’s basketball team squared off with the University of Mount Olive. It seem as though it was an uphill battle for the Tornado all day, and King came back to grab the lead late in the second half. However, Jordan Floyd came up with a bucket to send the game to overtime. In the extra session, Mount Olive drilled the deciding basket, a triple with 1:01 remaining to take the contest 75-72.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University men's basketball player Hunter LeVeau’s big week has resulted in another award. On Tuesday, LeVeau was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week after he eclipsed 1,500 career points and helped the Tornado a pair of wins, including a 96-89 victory over Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team seems to be peaking at the right time, taking their fourth straight victory on Tuesday night. The Tornado placed four scorers in double figures, led by 18 from Jordan Floyd in their 87-70 win over Erskine College.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – For the second time this season, King University men’s basketball player Hunter LeVeau has garnered Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors. Last week he eclipsed 1,500 career points and helped the Tornado a pair of wins, including a 96-89 victory over Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season on Saturday as the Tornado knocked off Conference Carolinas-leading Limestone College. King shot nearly 60 percent from the floor to take the 96-89 victory.


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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men’s basketball team avenged a loss earlier in the season on Wednesday night when they defeated Emmanuel College. The Tornado used a big run early, and another run late to take the contest 88-76.


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BELMONT, N.C. – The King University men’s basketball team rebounded from a tough loss Friday night with a solid road win on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado pulled away from Belmont Abbey College in the second half, and had to hold off a late Crusader run to take the 88-81 victory.


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