Men's Basketball

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    January 17, 2017
    Buzzer Beater lifts No. 23 Limestone past Lees-McRae, 75-73 BANNER ELK, N.C. – Donte Falls scored a career-high 31 points to go along with eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as No. 23 Limestone sank a buzzer beater in the final seconds to down Falls and the Bobcats, 75-73.
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    January 16, 2017
    Lees-McRae set to host Limestone on Tuesday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team (4-11, 3-4 CC) will look to win its second straight game when it welcomes Limestone (14-2, 8-0 CC) to Williams Gymnasium Tuesday evening. Tip-off is set for 7:30 pm.
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    January 15, 2017
    Wednesday’s basketball games vs. Limestone rescheduled to Tuesday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s and men’s basketball team’s games against Limestone originally scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 18 have been rescheduled to be played on Tuesday Jan. 17. Both games will begin at their original start times of 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
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    January 11, 2017
    Bobcats rally from 13-point deficit on the road to upend Mount Olive, 73-70 MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team trailed by as many as 13 points Wednesday evening at Mount Olive, but the Bobcats rallied to upend the Trojans by a final score of 73-70. The victory completes a season sweep for the Bobcats over UMO and improves their record to 4-11 on the season.
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    January 10, 2017
    Bobcats back to the road Wednesday to take on Mount Olive BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team (3-11, 2-4 CC) will look to snap a two-game losing skid Wednesday when it heads to the University of Mount Olive (2-12, 1-5 CC) for a Conference Carolinas clash. The Bobcats and Trojans are set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.
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    January 09, 2017
    Belmont Abbey edges Lees-McRae, 74-71 BANNER ELK, N.C. – Jordan Turner matched a season-high with five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 19 points, but the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team dropped a close one at Williams Gymnasium to Belmont Abbey, 74-71.
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    January 07, 2017
    Saturday’s basketball games against Belmont Abbey have been postponed BANNER ELK, N.C. – Due to the winter weather in the Banner Elk area, Saturday’s women’s and men’s basketball games against Belmont Abbey have been postponed. Make-up dates have not yet been announced.
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    January 06, 2017
    Bobcats come up short in a high-scoring affair against Pfeiffer, 124-108 BANNER ELK, N.C. – Offense was not at a premium Friday evening when the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team and Pfeiffer clashed at Williams Gymnasium. The Bobcats ended up being on the losing side of a 124-108 final score. The 108 points are the most for LMC since Jan. 17, 2015 when it scored 111 points against the same opponent, Pfeiffer.
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    January 05, 2017
    Bobcats return to Williams Gymnasium this weekend against Pfeiffer and Belmont Abbey BANNER ELK, N.C. – After opening 2017 with a victory at Southern Wesleyan on Tuesday, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will look to get a winning streak going this weekend when it returns to newly renovated Williams Gymnasium to take on Pfeiffer and Belmont Abbey. Start times for both games are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday, respectively.
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    January 03, 2017
    Balanced Attack leads Lees-McRae to a victory at Southern Wesleyan, 93-64 CENTRAL, S.C. – Eleven different players from the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team scored at least two points in a 93-64 victory over Southern Wesleyan Tuesday evening. The victory not only snaps a three-game losing skid for the Bobcats but it also improves their record to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in league action.
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    December 21, 2016
    Lees-McRae Named Finalist for 2017 Division II Award of Excellence BANNER ELK, N.C. — On Dec. 21, the NCAA announced Lees-McRae's 'Lunch Buddy Program' as the Conference Carolinas representative and finalist for the 2017 Division II Award of Excellence.
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    December 11, 2016
    Lees-McRae starts fast but falls on the road to Southern Indiana, 98-83 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A fast start by the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team didn’t prove to be enough as the Bobcats fell on the road to Southern Indiana, 98-83, Sunday in non-conference action. LMC drops to 2-9 with the loss, while USI remains unbeaten moving to 8-0 on the season.
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    December 10, 2016
    Limestone knocks off Lees-McRae, 94-77, Saturday GAFFNEY, S.C. – Rishad Felton scored a career-high 19 points and Cedriontis Wilson added a career-best 15 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball fell on the road to Limestone by a score of 94-77 Saturday in Conference Carolinas action. The loss drops LMC’s record to 2-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
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    December 09, 2016
    Lees-McRae has a pair of road games on tap this weekend BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will play a pair of road games this weekend to close out the first half of its season. LMC will begin the weekend with a conference game at Limestone Saturday and will close out the weekend Sunday at Southern Indiana. Tip-off for the two games are slated for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
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    December 05, 2016
    LMC’s fast start not enough as it falls to Virginia State, 97-72 BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team led by as many as 12 points in the first half Monday night against Virginia State, but VSU came storming back to knock off the Bobcats by score of 97-72. The loss drops LMC’s record to 2-7 on the season.
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    December 04, 2016
    LMC welcomes Virginia State to Williams Gymnasium Monday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will play its fourth game in seven days Monday evening when it hosts Virginia State inside Williams Gymnasium. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
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    December 03, 2016
    Bobcats knock down 11 three-pointers in a 76-65 win over Mount Olive BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team knocked down 11 three-pointers Saturday on its way to a 76-65 victory over Mount Olive. The win marks the first conference victory for the Bobcats and move their record to 2-6 on the season.
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    December 02, 2016
    Men’s Basketball readies for a matchup against Mount Olive Saturday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team will host Mount Olive Saturday at 4 p.m. inside Williams Gymnasium. LMC holds a record of 1-6 overall and 0-1 mark in conference play, while the Trojans also enter Saturday’s game with one victory on the season (1-5) and are looking for their first Conference Carolinas victory after dropping their first two games to Emmanuel and Pfeiffer.
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    December 01, 2016
    Bobcats give ETSU all it can handle in an exhibition contest but fall, 85-80 JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team’s upset bid of Division I East Tennessee State University came up just short Thursday evening in Johnson City as ETSU came out on top by a score of 85-80.
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    November 30, 2016
    Men’s Basketball preps for an exhibition game at ETSU Thursday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will take on East Tennessee State Thursday night in an exhibition contest. The Bobcats and Buccaneers are slated for 7 p.m. tip-off from Freedom Hall.
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    November 29, 2016
    Emmanuel squeaks out a 74-73 win over the Bobcats FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Despite leading for most of the second half, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team suffered a last-second loss in its conference opener to Emmanuel College, 74-73. The Bobcats move to 1-6 with the defeat.
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    November 28, 2016
    Bobcats open conference play at Emmanuel Tuesday BANNER ELK, N.C. – After beginning its season with seven non-conference games, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will open Conference Carolinas play Tuesday at Emmanuel. The game against the Lions is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
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    November 22, 2016
    Bobcats notch first win of the season Tuesday over Johnson C. Smith, 70-66 BANNER ELK, N.C. – Freshman Jordan Turner scored a career-high 21 points and connected on five three-pointers to help lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to its first win of the season as the Bobcats knocked off Johnson C. Smith by a score of 70-66.
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    November 21, 2016
    Lees-McRae opens home slate Tuesday vs. Johnson C. Smith BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will open its 2016-17 home schedule Tuesday evening at Williams Gymnasium against Johnson C. Smith. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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    November 19, 2016
    Bobcats fall on the road to USC Aiken, 79-60 AIKEN, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell on the road to USC Aiken Saturday evening, 79-60. The loss moves LMC’s record to 0-5 on the season.
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    November 18, 2016
    Second-half surge downs Lees-McRae in Charlotte, 84-69 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jordan Turner scored a career-high 21 points and knocked down four of seven shots from three-point range, but it wasn’t enough as the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team dropped a 84-69 decision to Queens University Friday evening in Charlotte. The loss moves LMC’s record to 0-4 on the season.
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    November 17, 2016
    Bobcats have a pair of road games on tap this weekend BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will have a pair of games on the road this weekend. LMC will take on Queen University Friday at 7 p.m. and will close out the road swing Saturday at USC Aiken. Tip-off for Saturday’s game is set for 6 p.m.
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    November 15, 2016
    Bobcats make valiant comeback but fall on the road to Winston-Salem State, 83-79 WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team nearly erased a 19-point deficit on the road Tuesday at Winston-Salem State but fell just short, 83-79. LMC moves to 0-3 on the season with the loss. Lees-McRae was led by Lepreece Lynch who totaled a season-high 20 points, while Chad Hicks, Donta Falls and Jordan Turner all finished in double figures in scoring as well.
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    November 14, 2016
    Bobcats continue non-conference play Tuesday in Winston-Salem BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will continue the non-conference portion of its schedule Tuesday as the Bobcats will head to Winston-Salem State for a 7 p.m. contest.
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    November 12, 2016
    No. 2 Lincoln Memorial knocks off Lees-McRae, 94-66 GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – No. 2 Lincoln Memorial handed the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team its second straight loss to begin the 2016-17 season Saturday afternoon in Greeneville, Tenn., 94-66. The Bobcats were led by Lepreece Lynch and Jordan Turner who both had 14 points. The 14 points by Turner marked a new career-high.
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    November 11, 2016
    Tusculum rallies to down Lees-McRae in season opener, 85-81 GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Tusculum College used a late rally to knock off the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team Friday evening to open the 2016-17 season, 85-81.
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    November 10, 2016
    Lees-McRae men’s basketball kicks off its regular season this weekend BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will lift the lid on its 2016-17 regular season this weekend at the Conference Challenge in Greeneville, Tenn. LMC will open the event with a game at 8 p.m. against Tusculum before taking on No. 2 Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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    November 03, 2016
    Bobcats fall in exhibition to Georgia Southern STATESBORO, Ga. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell in an exhibition game Thursday evening to Georgia Southern, 106-51. LMC was led by freshman Cedriontis Wilson who tallied 12 points and four rebounds in his collegiate debut.
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    October 27, 2016
    Men’s Basketball picked fifth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday by the league office.
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    October 20, 2016
    LMC Men’s Basketball starts Lunch Buddy Program at Banner Elk Elementary BANNER ELK, N.C. – Most great ideas start with a simple conversation and that is exactly how the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team’s new Lunch Buddy Program got its start. The idea started from a conversation between Banner Elk Elementary School Principal Tracy Grit and Lees-McRae College Vice President of Athletics Craig McPhail about ways to get student-athletes involved in the elementary school.
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    September 20, 2016
    Inaugural "Meet with Mister" Provides Priceless Knowledge BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The first episode of “Meet with Mister” was a success last week as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Keith “Mister” Jennings held his first athletic department town hall meeting in the Bobcat Club Film Room. Each month ‘Mister’ will bring in coaches and student-athletes to talk about various topics and help continue to promote the comradery of Lees-McRae athletics, but also the experience of intercollegiate athletics.
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    August 31, 2016
    LMC Men's Basketball Releases Challenging 2016-17 Campaign BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball program has released their 2016-2017 schedule, announced head coach Steve Hardin Wednesday afternoon.
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    August 30, 2016
    Feimster Named LMC's Strength and Conditioning Coach BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Garrett Feimster has been named the strength and conditioning coach at Lees-McRae, announced Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Tuesday afternoon.
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    August 19, 2016
    63 Bobcats Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award CLEVELAND, OHIO --- 63 Lees-McRae student-athletes are 2015-2016 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award winners, the Division 2 Athletics Association announced Thursday evening.
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    July 27, 2016
    Four Talented Freshmen Set to Join LMC Men's Basketball BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Marcus Cassesa, Charles Dickson, Keith Heard II and Cedriontis Wilson have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play men’s basketball, announced head coach Steve Hardin Wednesday morning.
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