Men's Basketball

  • Bobcats outlast North Greenville for second straight league win, 81-78
    December 15, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team knocked off conference rival North Greenville 81-78 Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium. The victory, which is LMC’s second straight over a league foe, improves the team’s record to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in Conference Carolinas play.
  • Strong Second Half Powers Bobcats to 87-70 Victory over Southern Wesleyan
    December 12, 2018
    Despite facing a deficit at halftime, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team cruised to a 87-70 victory over Southern Wesleyan Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium. The win pushes LMC’s record to 4-7 overall and 1-2 within Conference Carolinas play.
  • Men’s Basketball welcomes Southern Wesleyan and North Greenville to Banner Elk this week
    December 11, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will return to action this week with a pair of Conference Carolinas contests at Williams Gymnasium. LMC will host Southern Wesleyan Wednesday before welcoming North Greenville to the High Country Saturday afternoon. Wednesday’s contest is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start time, while Saturday’s is set to begin at 4 p.m.
  • Wintry Weather postpones LMC Basketball this weekend
    December 07, 2018
    MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – With an impending winter storm set to hit the area this weekend, the Lees-McRae College men’s and women’s basketball programs announced Friday that Saturday’s games at Mount Olive have been postponed. Make-up dates have not been announced.
  • Bobcats fall in high-scoring affair to Limestone, 100-96
    December 04, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Despite receiving a career-high 33 points from Jerick Haynes, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell to Limestone in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday night at Williams Gymnasium, 100-96. The loss pushes LMC’s record to 3-7 overall and 0-2 within conference play.
  • Men’s Basketball preps for conference matchups against Limestone and Mount Olive
    December 03, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will return to action this week with a pair of Conference Carolinas matchups. First, the Bobcats will host Limestone Tuesday night at Williams Gymnasium before heading out on the road Saturday to take on Mount Olive. Tip-off for Tuesday’s contest is set for 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s tilt is set to get underway at 4 p.m.
  • Bobcats rally but fall short at Emmanuel, 91-88
    December 01, 2018
    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – Facing a double-digit deficit in the second half, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team mounted a rally to get within one possession in its conference opener Saturday afternoon at Emmanuel. Even with the stellar effort, the Bobcats dropped a 91-88 decision to the Lions. The loss pushes LMC’s record on the season to 3-6.
  • Bobcats fall in the final seconds to Johnson C. Smith, 70-68
    November 29, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell to Johnson C. Smith University Thursday night on a last second shot at the buzzer, 70-68. The loss pushes LMC’s record to 3-5 on the season.
  • Men’s Basketball returns to action with a pair of games this week
    November 28, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will return to the court this week with a pair of games on tap. LMC will begin the week by hosting Johnson C. Smith Thursday night at Williams Gymnasium before heading out on the road Saturday for its conference opener at Emmanuel. Thursday’s contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s tilt is set for a 4 p.m. tip-off.
  • Bobcats close out Florida trip with a 97-82 win over P.R.-Mayaguez
    November 24, 2018
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team closed out its holiday weekend trip to Florida with a 97-82 victory over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Saturday evening. The victory propels LMC’s record to 3-4 on the 2018-19 campaign.
  • Bobcats fall in their first game on Florida trip Friday
    November 23, 2018
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team dropped its first game on its trip to Florida Friday evening to Davenport University, 107-81. The loss pushes LMC’s record to 2-4 on the season.
  • Bobcats Edge Piedmont International 87-86 for Second Straight Win
    November 19, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team picked up its second straight victory Monday night as it defeated Piedmont International, 87-86, in non-conference action. With the win, LMC’s record this season improves to 2-3.
  • Men’s Basketball looks to get a winning streak started with three games this week
    November 18, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Fresh off its first win of the 2018-19 season Saturday, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will look to continue that momentum with three games on tap this week. LMC will start the week with a home contest against Piedmont International Monday before traveling to the Sunshine State this weekend to compete in the Daytona Mitsubishi/Kia Shootout in Daytona Beach on Friday and Saturday. Tip-off times are set for 7 p.m. on Monday and 6 p.m. on Friday.
  • Men’s Basketball edges Tusculum, 71-68, to pick up first win of the season
    November 17, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – In its first home game since winning a Conference Carolinas Championships last March, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team picked up a 71-68 win over Tusculum University Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium. The victory is the first of the season for the Bobcats, and it boosts its record to 1-3.
  • Fast Start powers Carson-Newman past Lees-McRae
    November 14, 2018
    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – In a matchup of NCAA Tournament teams from last season, Carson-Newman used a fast start to down the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team Wednesday in non-conference action by a score of 108-77. The loss pushes Lees-McRae’s record to 0-3 on the season.
  • Men’s Basketball preps for a pair of games this week
    November 12, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will be back in action with a pair of games this week. First, the Bobcats will travel to Carson-Newman Wednesday night before hosting Tusculum Saturday afternoon in their home opener. Tip-off times for this week’s games are set for 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
  • Men’s Basketball falls to Flagler Saturday in Bristol, 81-68
    November 10, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite receiving an 18-point effort from freshman Andrew Gardner, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell in non-conference action to Flagler College Saturday afternoon in Bristol, Tennessee. The loss pushes LMC’s record to 0-2 on the young season.
  • Bobcats fall to Columbus State in season opener, 91-84
    November 09, 2018
    BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team fell in its opening game of the 2018-19 season Friday evening in Bristol, Tennessee to Columbus State, 91-84. Senior Malik Wright led the way for the Bobcats with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.
  • Bobcats put together a strong second half but fall in exhibition opener
    November 06, 2018
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team put together a strong second half in an exhibition game at Division I Middle Tennessee State Tuesday night but it ultimately fell to the Blue Raiders, 91-69.
  • Men’s Basketball begins its 2018-19 season with three games this week
    November 05, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team will open its 2018-19 season this week with three games on tap. LMC will start the week with an exhibition contest at Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday before competing in a pair of neutral site games in Bristol, Tennessee against Columbus State and Flagler on Friday and Saturday. Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tip-off time, while Friday’s and Saturday’s tilts are slated for 5 p.m. and 2 p.m. start times, respectively.
  • Men’s Basketball receives votes in NABC Preseason Poll
    October 30, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the start of the 2018-19 men’s basketball season just a week away, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team was recognized Tuesday by receiving votes in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Preseason Poll. Overall, the Bobcats collected 13 votes in the national poll, which was the most of any school from Conference Carolinas.
  • Men’s Basketball picked to finish fifth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
    October 23, 2018
    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Coming off a historic 2017-18 season, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches’ Poll the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. Senior Malik Wright along with sophomores Quay Kimble and Dylan Gollihar were selected as players to watch for Lees-McRae this season.
  • Men's Basketball Helps Feed Avery County Families
    October 01, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team worked with Feeding Avery Families to help those in need in Avery County on Friday, September 21.
  • Men’s Basketball releases its 2018-19 schedule
    August 28, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Coming off its most successful season in program history, the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team unveiled its 2018-19 schedule Tuesday afternoon. The 29-game slate includes one exhibition game against Middle Tennessee State, a tournament over Thanksgiving weekend in Florida and 13 home games at Williams Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball adds eight more student-athletes for 2018-19
    August 21, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team announced the addition of eight new student-athletes that will join the program beginning this fall. The newest Bobcats include: Keith Shelton (Richmond, Va.), John Coats (Jonesboro, Ga.), Antoine Graham (Hinesville, Ga.), Taleik Pratt (Durham, N.C.), Dru Owens (Hampton, Tenn.), Oshaun Robinson (Salisbury, N.C.), Isaiah Pruett (Asheville, N.C.), Kevin Silver (Marion, N.C.).
  • Mark Polsgrove promoted to Associate Head Coach for Men’s Basketball
    August 17, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – Lees-McRae College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Hardin announced Monday that Mark Polsgrove has been promoted to the title of Associate Head Coach. Polsgrove will enter his second season as a part of the Bobcat coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.
  • Men’s Basketball announces the signing of seven more student-athletes
    July 27, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team announced the signing of eight student-athletes who are set to join the program for the 2018-19 season. The newest Bobcats include: Andrew Gardner (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Anthony Hicks (Winston-Salem, N.C.), London England (Lincolnton, N.C.), Kerry Richardson (Riverdale, Ga.), Keith Holmes Jr. (Chesapeake, Va.), Micale Harris (Charlotte, N.C.), Zack Foulks (Columbia, S.C.).
  • Men’s Basketball announces the addition of four transfers to the roster for 2018-19
    July 20, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team announced the additions of four transfers to its roster for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign. The newest Bobcats include: Deshawn Patterson (Lenoir, N.C.), Jerick Haynes (Shelby, N.C.), Wes Morgan (Charlotte, N.C.) and Mike Lee Jr. (Durham, N.C.). Collectively, these four student-athletes have one NCAA Division II Final Four appearance, three national tournament appearances on the junior college level, three high school state championship appearances and one high school state championship on their resumes.
  • Season in Review – Men’s Basketball
    May 11, 2018
    BANNER ELK, N.C. – The 2017-18 Lees-McRae College men’s basketball season will be one that will be remembered for a long time to come in Banner Elk and the surrounding area. LMC put together its best season ever winning a program record 23 games on its way to a Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship and its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Mark Polsgrove named to Under Armour 30-Under-30 list by the NABC
    May 01, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lees-McRae College Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Polsgrove was honored Tuesday by being named to 2017-18 Under Armour 30-under-30 list by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The list is geared towards recognizing a group of up-and-coming young coaches in men’s college basketball.
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