Men's Basketball

2013-2014 Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Hoops Drops Hard-Fought Battle at Limestone, 87-78
    February 25, 2014
    Men's Hoops Drops Hard-Fought Battle at Limestone, 87-78 GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Mike Chambers poured in a game-high 25 points in an entertaining game that saw 24 lead changes against Limestone, but LMC fell victim to a late run and dropped its season finale, 87-78, in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday night at the Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C.
  • Senior Day Special! Bobcats Bounce Belmont Abbey, 75-72
    February 22, 2014
    Senior Day Special! Bobcats Bounce Belmont Abbey, 75-72 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior DeAndre Tillman opened up Senior Day with a thunderous dunk to set the tone early while the LMC offense shot an impressive 54.7% from the floor in a 75-72 win against Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Men's Hoops Falls to Mount Olive, 93-65
    February 19, 2014
    Men's Hoops Falls to Mount Olive, 93-65 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball team saw freshman Mike Chambers notch his ninth 20-point game on the season, but it wasn’t enough while LMC dropped a 93-65 decision to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play Wednesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • LMC Drops Decision at North Greenville, 94-77
    February 17, 2014
    LMC Drops Decision at North Greenville, 94-77 TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Jacquise Moore notched his third consecutive 20-point game, but North Greenville placed all five starters in double figures while downing LMC 94-77 in Conference Carolinas play Monday evening at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville, S.C.
  • Moore, Chambers Combine for 50; LMC Falls at Hot-Shooting Barton, 103-84
    February 15, 2014
    Moore, Chambers Combine for 50; LMC Falls at Hot-Shooting Barton, 103-84 WILSON, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Jacquise Moore and freshman Mike Chambers scored 25 points each, but a hot-shooting Barton bested LMC, 103-84, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday evening at Wilson Gymnasium in Wilson, N.C.
  • Triple Overtime Buzzer Beater Befuddles Bobcats, 76-74
    February 08, 2014
    Triple Overtime Buzzer Beater Befuddles Bobcats, 76-74 DUE WEST, S.C. --- Lees-McRae men’s basketball junior Jacquise Moore enjoyed his third 20-plus point performance of the season, but LMC fell in heartbreaking fashion thanks to a Mike Gabbard buzzer beater in triple overtime at Erskine, 76-74, Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena in Due West, S.C.
  • Late Bucket Buries Bobcats, 71-69
    February 06, 2014
    Late Bucket Buries Bobcats, 71-69 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Darius Smith and freshman Chad Hicks recorded double figures, but Warren Wilson’s Ty Johnson hit a jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining to down LMC, 71-69, in nonconference action Thursday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • LMC Tripped Up by Limestone, 95-84
    February 03, 2014
    LMC Tripped Up by Limestone, 95-84 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Raul Tutton exploded for a season-high 20 points while leading a quartet of players in double figures, but LMC fell in a shootout against Limestone, 95-84, Monday evening in Conference Carolinas action at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Second Half Surge Falls Short at Pfeiffer, 95-90
    February 01, 2014
    Second Half Surge Falls Short at Pfeiffer, 95-90 MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Freshman Mike Chambers posted his seventh 20-point game of the season while notching 24, but LMC couldn’t dig out of a nine-point half time deficit while dropping a 95-90 decision at Pfeiffer in Merner Gym Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas action in Misenheimer, N.C.
  • Winter Weather Alters Hoops Schedules
    January 29, 2014
    Winter Weather Alters Hoops Schedules BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday evening against Limestone has been postponed due to inclement weather.
  • Three-Point Attack Grounds LMC, 91-68
    January 27, 2014
    Three-Point Attack Grounds LMC, 91-68 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell victim to a 3-point barrage from King University while freshman Mike Chambers dropped a team-high 17 points in a 91-68 loss in Conference Carolinas action Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • LMC Hoops Postponed due to Winter Weather
    January 25, 2014
    LMC Hoops Postponed due to Winter Weather BANNER ELK, N.C.--- The Lees-McRae basketball doubleheader has been postponed due to a winter storm in the area. The women's game was slated to tip at 3:30 p.m. while the men's squad was tabbed to tip at 5:30 p.m.
  • Mount Olive Squeaks Past LMC in Entertaining Contest, 100-90
    January 22, 2014
    Mount Olive Squeaks Past LMC in Entertaining Contest, 100-90 MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Darius Smith poured in a season-high 28 points while three others chimed in with double figures, but LMC was unable to rebound from a 13-point halftime deficit in a 100-90 loss to Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C. Wednesday evening in the Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” game.
  • Men's Hoops to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Game
    January 22, 2014
    Men's Hoops to Participate in Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Game MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball team will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers when it plays Mount Olive in a Conference Carolina game Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Mount Olive, N.C.
  • Bobcats Stumble Down Stretch; Fall to North Greenville, 105-95
    January 18, 2014
    Bobcats Stumble Down Stretch; Fall to North Greenville, 105-95 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball jumped out to an early 55-42 lead, but was unable to sustain it thanks to a hot-shooting North Greenville squad while NGU claimed a 105-95 victory in Conference Carolinas play Saturday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Men's Hoops Rally Falls Short Against Barton, 92-84
    January 15, 2014
    Men's Hoops Rally Falls Short Against Barton, 92-84 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball team shot 47.8% from the field, but fell victim to a three-point attack from Barton in a 92-84 loss in Conference Carolinas play Wednesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Bobcats Bounced in Overtime Slugfest with Pfeiffer, 106-99
    January 11, 2014
    Bobcats Bounced in Overtime Slugfest with Pfeiffer, 106-99 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Six Lees-McRae men’s basketball players recorded double digits while shooting 60.7% in the second, but a strong second half from Pfeiffer befuddled LMC while PU escaped with a 106-99 overtime victory in an entertaining Conference Carolina bout Saturday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Bobcats Burned by Hot-Shooting Erskine, 89-72
    January 08, 2014
    Bobcats Burned by Hot-Shooting Erskine, 89-72 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball saw four players register double figures while going into the half tied at 40, but a hot-shooting Erskine squad downed LMC, 89-72, in Conference Carolina action Wednesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Bobcats Drop High-Scoring Affair at Belmont Abbey, 104-95
    January 04, 2014
    Bobcats Drop High-Scoring Affair at Belmont Abbey, 104-95 BELMONT, N.C. --- A quartet of Lees-McRae men’s basketball players scored at least 15 points, but a hot-shooting Belmont Abbey team put six players in double figures to survive a high-scoring affair, 104-95, in Conference Carolina play Saturday night at the Wheeler Center in Belmont, N.C.
  • Bobcats Drop Tight Battle at High Point, 85-78
    January 03, 2014
    Bobcats Drop Tight Battle at High Point, 85-78 HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Raul Tutton dropped a season-high 21 points while the Bobcats held the lead for the first 26 minutes of the game, but a late rally by High Point proved detrimental while the Panthers held on for a victory, 85-78, in an exhibition game Friday night at the Millis Center in High Point, N.C.
  • Bobcats stretch streak to three, top Montreat, 104-92
    December 13, 2013
    Bobcats stretch streak to three, top Montreat, 104-92 MONTREAT, N.C. --- Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Chad Hicks (Winston-Salem, N.C.) poured in 24 and 18 points, respectively, and Darius Smith (Woodbridge, Va.) dished out a game-high nine assists to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to a 104-92 victory over Montreat College in non-conference play on Friday evening.
  • Bobcats ground Wasps, 78-64, behind Bond double-double
    December 10, 2013
    Bobcats ground Wasps, 78-64, behind Bond double-double BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Darryl Bond (Nashville, Tenn.) recorded a double-double with game-highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to a 78-64 victory over Emory & Henry College in non-conference play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.
  • Chambers leads Bobcats to first-ever NCAA II win over King
    December 07, 2013
    Chambers leads Bobcats to first-ever NCAA II win over King BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Freshman Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) poured in a game-high 29 points with an 11-for-14 night at the free throw line to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to its first-ever NCAA Division II win over King University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.
  • Chambers, Munson named November Student-Athletes of the Month
    December 03, 2013
    Chambers, Munson named November Student-Athletes of the Month BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and sophomore Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) have been named the Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2013, announced College officials Tuesday.
  • First-half surge lifts Eagles over Bobcats, 98-70
    December 02, 2013
    First-half surge lifts Eagles over Bobcats, 98-70 JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman University men’s basketball team converted 24-of-27 attempts at the free throw line, and rallied for a 98-70 victory over Lees-McRae College with a 31-9 first-half run in non-conference play on Monday evening.
  • Late rally lifts Blues to 79-77 win over Bobcats
    November 23, 2013
    Late rally lifts Blues to 79-77 win over Bobcats BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jacquise Moore (Concord, N.C.) poured in a team-high 24 points to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the 2013 Americourt Hotels Basketball Classic, as Bluefield State College rallied from a 47-37 halftime deficit for a narrow 79-77 victory.
  • Patriots storm back for 96-76 win over Bobcats
    November 22, 2013
    Patriots storm back for 96-76 win over Bobcats BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team closed the first half with a 24-12 run, and outscored Lees-McRae College by a 56-35 margin in the final 20 minutes to rally for a 96-76 victory in the second game of the 2013 Americourt Hotels Basketball Classic in Williams Gymnasium on Friday evening.
  • Mountaineers endure exhibition battle with Bobcats
    November 19, 2013
    Mountaineers endure exhibition battle with Bobcats BOONE, N.C. --- Freshman Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) paced the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team with 18 points and Darryl Bond (Nashville, Tenn.) added a game-high four blocks, as NCAA Division I Appalachian State University outscored the Bobcats by a 50-28 margin in the paint en route to a 91-63 exhibition win on Tuesday evening in the Holmes Convocation Center.
  • Golden Bulls rally for 78-73 win over Bobcats
    November 16, 2013
    Golden Bulls rally for 78-73 win over Bobcats CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team overcame a 43-34 halftime deficit with a 17-5 run over the final seven minutes, rallying for a 78-73 come-from-behind victory over Lees-McRae College in the last game of the Johnson C. Smith Tip-off Classic on Saturday evening.
  • Chambers nets 35, No. 24 Livingstone rallies past Bobcats
    November 15, 2013
    Chambers nets 35, No. 24 Livingstone rallies past Bobcats CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Freshman Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) poured in a game-high 35 points to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team on Friday evening, as No. 24 Livingstone College rallied from a first-half deficit en route to a 102-82 victory on opening night of the Johnson C. Smith University Tip-off Classic.
  • Bobcats rally for third straight win, best start as NCAA member
    November 13, 2013
    Bobcats rally for third straight win, best start as NCAA member BREVARD, N.C. --- Junior Jacquise Moore (Concord, N.C.) and senior Darius Smith (Woodbridge, Va.) posted game-highs of 29 points and 11 assists to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to a 94-89 win over Brevard College, as the Bobcats scored the game's final seven points en route to the program’s best start as an NCAA Division II member.
  • Smith nets game-high 26 points, Bobcats best Bears, 74-64
    November 10, 2013
    Smith nets game-high 26 points, Bobcats best Bears, 74-64 SALISBURY, N.C. --- Darius Smith (Woodbridge, Va.) poured in a game-high 26 points with a perfect night from the floor, as the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team held off Lenoir-Rhyne University in the second half en route to a 74-64 win and a 2-0 weekend at the Salisbury Roundball Classic.
  • Bobcats scorch nets in second half, rally past Catawba, 90-86
    November 09, 2013
    Bobcats scorch nets in second half, rally past Catawba, 90-86 SALISBURY, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team shot a blistering 73.9 percent in the second half, and outscored Catawba College by a 36-23 margin over the final 10 minutes to open the 2013-2014 season with a 90-86 victory on the first night of the Salisbury Roundball Classic.
  • Bobcats do battle with Spartans in exhibition thriller
    November 02, 2013
    Bobcats do battle with Spartans in exhibition thriller GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) poured in 19 points in 14 minutes off the bench, and Darius Smith (Woodbridge, Va.) dished out a game-high nine assists to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team in a 104-76 exhibition loss to NCAA Division I University of North Carolina at Greensboro on Saturday afternoon.
  • Lees-McRae releases 2013-2014 men's basketball schedule
    August 22, 2013
    Lees-McRae releases 2013-2014 men's basketball schedule BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will face a rigorous schedule this winter, squaring off against three NCAA Division I schools as well as some of the top talent Conference Carolinas and the NCAA Division II have to offer, announced head coach Steve Hardin Thursday.
  • Bobcats sign Moore and Bond
    August 09, 2013
    Bobcats sign Moore and Bond BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jacquise Moore (Concord, N.C.) and Darryl Bond (Nashville, Tenn.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s basketball in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Steve Hardin Friday.
  • Bobcats ink Tutton, Felton
    July 30, 2013
    Bobcats ink Tutton, Felton BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Raul Tutton, Jr. (Germantown, Tenn.) and Rishad Felton (Hendersonville, N.C.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College in the fall of 2013 and play men’s basketball, joining an already impressive recruiting class, announced head coach Steve Hardin Tuesday.
  • Pair of Bobcat recruits featured in East-West All-Star Game
    July 24, 2013
    Pair of Bobcat recruits featured in East-West All-Star Game GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Two members of the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team’s incoming recruiting class took the court alongside some of the top young players in North Carolina on Monday night, appearing in the North Carolina Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum.
  • Falls and Wallis sign with Lees-McRae
    June 04, 2013
    Falls and Wallis sign with Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Donte Falls (Shelby, N.C.) and Avery Wallis (Ronda, N.C.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s basketball in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Steve Hardin Tuesday.