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2013-2014 Men's Basketball News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 8, 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.

February 6, 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.

February 3, 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.

February 1, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 8, 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.

January 4, 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.

January 3, 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.

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.

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.

December 7, 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.

December 3, 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.

December 2, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 9, 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.

November 2, 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.

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.

August 9, 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.

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.

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.

June 4, 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.