Men's Basketball

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2015-2016 Men's Basketball News

June 21, 2016
Anderson Earns NCCSIA College Division All-State First-Team Recognition
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Austin Anderson was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) 2015-16 College Division All-State Men’s Basketball First Team, the association announced Monday evening.

June 1, 2016
147 LMC Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Spring 2016 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 147 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Spring 2016, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

May 11, 2016
33 LMC Student-Athletes Inducted to Chi Alpha Sigma North Carolina Beta Chapter
GREENCASTLE, Ind. --- 33 Lees-McRae student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma North Carolina Beta Chapter, the organization announced Wednesday.

April 20, 2016
LMC Men's Basketball Announces Summer Camp Dates
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball program has released three dates for summer camps, head coach Steve Hardin announced Wednesday.

April 18, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 26

March 31, 2016
Jennings Release Book "The Basketball Chronicles of Mister Jennings"
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae men’s basketball assistant coach Keith ‘Mister’ Jennings released his first book titled “The Basketball Chronicles of Mister Jennings.”

March 30, 2016
Anderson Tabbed to 2016 Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention Team
FRISCO, Texas --- Lees-McRae senior Austin Anderson swiped his fifth postseason award after being named to the 2016 Division II Bulletin All-American Honorable Mention Team by Division II Bulletin, announced this week.

March 23, 2016
Anderson Named to NABC DII All-District Southeast Second Team
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Lees-McRae senior Austin Anderson was tabbed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Division II All-District Southeast Second Team, the association announced Tuesday.

March 18, 2016
LMC Athletics Hosts Yellow Mountain Enterprises
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae athletics hosted Yellow Mountain Enterprises for a special Bocce Ball Night at the Arthur Student Recreation Complex Tuesday evening.

March 15, 2016
Anderson Garners 2016 D2CCA Southeast Region Second Team Recognition
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Austin Anderson was named to the 2016 Division 2 Conference Commissioner’s Association Southeast Region Second Team, the association announced Monday evening.

March 5, 2016
Anderson Tabbed Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Year
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Austin Anderson was named Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Saturday morning, the league office announced.

March 1, 2016
Men's Hoops Sees Historic Season Come to End in Heartbreaker
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson closed out his storied career with a season-high 29 points and Lepreece Lynch chipped in with 15, but the No. 3 seed Lees-McRae men’s basketball came up short in a heartbreaking 75-74 loss to No. 6 seed Limestone in a Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal game Tuesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 1, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 21

February 29, 2016
Men's Basketball Places Three on Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae men’s basketball players were named to the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball all-academic team, the league announced Monday.

February 26, 2016
Men's Hoops Clinches No. 3 Seed Despite Tough L at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson registered his 10th game of 20 points or more, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team dropped a physical 78-73 contest to North Greenville in Conference Carolinas play Friday evening at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville, S.C.

February 25, 2016
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 20

February 23, 2016
Men's Basketballs Falls in Heartbreaker to King (Tenn.), 92-90
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lepreece Lynch scored a game-high 19 points and senior Austin Anderson dropped 15, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball lost a heartbreaker to King (Tenn.), 92-90, in a Conference Carolinas battle Tuesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 22, 2016
LMC Athletics Promotes "Golden Ticket Campaign"
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Another partnership with the Lees-McRae Athletic Department and the community of Banner Elk is occurring as the Golden Ticket Campaign is underway. Students in the sports management major recently went to the Banner Elk Elementary School and distributed 200 golden tickets to students.

February 20, 2016
Men's Hoops Puts Five in Double Figures in Loss at Emmanuel (Ga.)
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. --- Freshman Trey Hall dropped a career-high 14 points, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team was defeated at Emmanuel (Ga.), 89-76, in Conference Carolina play Saturday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga.

February 17, 2016
Sweet 16! Men's Hoops Breaks School Record for Single-Season Wins, 91-82
BELMONT, N.C. --- Senior Kendall Isler scored a team-high 21 points and the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team set a school record for wins in a season after defeating Belmont Abbey, 91-82, Wednesday evening in Conference Carolinas play at the Wheeler Center in Belmont, N.C.

February 15, 2016
Men's Hoops Scorches Nets in Statement Win, 89-72
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson continued his incredible 2016 run and the Lees-McRae men’s basketball hit a season-high 18 3’s while powering past Pfeiffer, 89-72, in a Conference Carolinas game Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 13, 2016
Seniors Solid in 3-Point Showcase; Men's Hoops Handles North Greenville, 100-84
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Seniors Austin Anderson and Kendall Isler combined for 42 points and the defense forced 21 turnovers while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team thwarted North Greenville, 100-84, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon in a Senior Day game at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 9, 2016
Malbon Turns in Career Night; Bobcats Fall at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Junior Darius Malbon poured in a career-high 19 points and senior Austin Anderson dropped 24, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell to Mount Olive, 100-79, in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

February 9, 2016
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 19

February 6, 2016
Anderson, Malbon Fuel Offensive Outburst in W Against Barton, 102-86
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson matched a season-high with 28 points and junior Darius Malbon set a season-high with 14 while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball battered Barton, 102-86, in a Conference Carolinas showdown Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 3, 2016
Men's Basketball Downed at King (Tenn.)
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Junior Darius Malbon scored 10 points off the bench, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team dropped an 87-62 decision to King (Tenn.) in Conference Carolinas action Wednesday evening at the Student Center Complex in Bristol, Tenn.

February 3, 2016
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 18

February 2, 2016
"Pack the Den" A Success for LMC Athletics and Hoops
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department and basketball teams enjoyed a solid showing for “Pack The Den” Friday night at Williams Gymnasium.

January 29, 2016
Lynch, Anderson Ignite Offense in High-Scoring Affair, 98-91
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lepreece Lynch scored a career-high 25 points and the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team forced 25 turnovers while defeating Southern Wesleyan, 98-91, in a Conference Carolinas game Friday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 29, 2016
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 17
Lees-McRae College

January 28, 2016
LMC Basketball Set to Host "Pack the Den for Dinner"

January 26, 2016
Men's Hoops Stunned in Final Moments at Erskine, 67-66
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Seniors Kendall Isler and Austin Anderson combined for 33 points, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker, 67-66, to Erskine at Belk Arena Tuesday evening in Conference Carolinas play in Due West, S.C.

January 25, 2016
145 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 145 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll, the league office announced.

January 21, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas Alters LMC's Athletic Schedules
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Due to Winter Storm Jonas, the Lees-McRae athletic schedule has been altered, announced Director of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Thursday morning.

January 19, 2016
Three-Point Barrage and Anderson's Double-Double Lifts Men's Hoops at Barton, 95-89
WILSON, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson went off for 27 points and Lepreece Lynch chipped in with 19 while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team outmuscled Barton, 95-89, in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at Wilson Gymnasium in Wilson, N.C.

January 16, 2016
Men's Basketball Falls Short in Physical Battle with Emmanuel (Ga.)
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lepreece Lynch scored at least 20 points for the fourth time this season and Austin Anderson chipped in with 17, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team faltered against Emmanuel (Ga.), 91-81, in a Conference Carolinas battle Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 15, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 16
Lees-McRae College Lees-McRae Basketball

January 13, 2016
Isler Ignites Offense with Career-High 24; Bobcats Stave Off Saints, 85-79
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Kendall Isler delivered a career-high 24 points and three other players recorded double figures while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team staved off Limestone, 85-79, in a Conference Carolinas game in front of a raucous crowd Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 11, 2016
Men's Hoops Dispatches Piedmont International, 96-68
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- 10 Lees-McRae players notched five points or more, led by 13 from Avery Wallis, while the men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire in a 96-68 game against Piedmont International Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 9, 2016
Well-Balanced Attack Boosts Men's Hoops at Southern Wesleyan, 98-85
CENTRAL, S.C. --- Five Lees-McRae players tallied double digits, led by senior Kendall Isler with 15 while the men’s basketball team throttled Southern Wesleyan, 98-85, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday evening at Tysinger Gymnasium in Central, S.C.

January 5, 2016
Men's Basketball Stumbles at Limestone, 73-62
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Lepreece Lynch and Kendall Isler dropped 14 points each, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell short to Limestone, 73-62, in a Conference Carolinas tilt Tuesday evening at Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C.

December 12, 2015
Men's Basketball Explodes for 62 Points in Second Half; Throttles Erskine, 93-75
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s basketball team exploded for 62 points in the second half and hit at least 13 3’s for the sixth consecutive while defeating Conference Carolinas foe Erskine, 93-75, Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

December 12, 2015
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 15

December 7, 2015
Anderson Grabs Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honor
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Austin Anderson has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning.

December 5, 2015
Men's Basketball Buries Pfeiffer with 14 3's, 76-72
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson produced his fourth 20-point effort of the season while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team pushed its win streak to four with a 76-72 victory at Pfeiffer in Conference Carolinas play Saturday evening at Merner Gym in Misenheimer, N.C.

December 2, 2015
Honore Delivers in Clutch; Bobcats Run Past Belmont Abbey, 90-77
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson turned in another impressive performance with 23 points and senior Jonathan Honore was clutch with 16 points while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team outlasted Belmont Abbey, 90-77, in a Conference Carolinas game Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

November 30, 2015
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 14

November 29, 2015
Lynch Lifts Bobcats with Late Bucket at Brevard, 84-83
BREVARD, N.C. --- Lepreece Lynch hit a 12-foot floater in the lane with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team to an 84-83 victory against Brevard in nonconference play at Boshamer Gymnasium Sunday afternoon in Brevard, N.C.

November 24, 2015
Bobcat Defense Stymies Mount Olive in Impressive Home Win, 80-77
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Austin Anderson was one of three Lees-McRae men’s basketball players with at least 13 points while the team outmuscled Mount Olive, 80-77, in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

November 21, 2015
Seniors Thrive; Bobcats Suffer Tough Loss to Newberry, 96-91
NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Seniors Austin Anderson and Kendall Isler combined for 48 points, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell short to Newberry, 96-91, Saturday evening in Newberry, S.C.

November 20, 2015
Hot-Handed Bobcats Thwart Allen U., 93-77
NEWBERRY, S.C. --- Sophomore Lepreece Lynch and senior Cameron Redd combined for 38 points and the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team scored 27 points off of turnovers while earning their first win with a 93-77 victory against Allen University Friday evening in Newberry, S.C.

November 18, 2015
Anderson, Gaither Lead Offense in Shootout Loss to Southern Indiana
EVANSVILLE, Ind. --- Senior Austin Anderson and junior Josh Gaither exploded for 23 points each while the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell short in a shootout with Southern Indiana, 118-104, Wednesday evening in the PAC in Evansville, Ind.

November 17, 2015
Bobcats Fall at Kentucky Wesleyan
OWENSBORO, Ky. --- Sophomore Zach Wilmoth (Dobson, N.C.) scored a career-high 11 points, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team suffered a 108-73 setback at Kentucky Wesleyan Tuesday evening in Owensboro, Ky.

November 14, 2015
Men's Basketball Upended by Lincoln Memorial
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Cameron Redd and Lepreece Lynch combined for 35 points, but the Lees-McRae men’s basketball team fell to No. 5 Lincoln Memorial, 94-77, in a SAC/CC contest Saturday afternoon at the Student Center Complex in Bristol, Tenn.

November 13, 2015
Men's Basketball Suffers Gut-Wrenching Loss in Opener, 78-75
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Lepreece Lynch exploded for a game-high 22 points, but the men’s basketball team dropped a gut-wrenching season-opener to Tusculum, 78-75, at the CC/SAC Challenge Friday evening at the Student Center in Bristol, Tenn.

November 13, 2015
Lees-McRae This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 11

October 29, 2015
Lees McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Show 9
Lees-McRae College Weekly Athletics Show featuring interviews with Bobcat players and coaches, stories, features, and game highlights from the sporting events that were played this week in Bobcat Nation.

October 5, 2015
LMC Men's Basketball Alum Sepokas Signs with Port City Power
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA --- The McDonald's Port City Power excitedly announce the major signing of Daniel Sepokas. Sepokas is a six-foot, three-inch point guard from Sydney who played last season for the Albury Bandits in the SEABL scoring 15 points per game combined with four rebounds per game.

August 17, 2015
DI Starter Chooses LMC Men's Basketball for Senior Season
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Austin Anderson has chosen to play his senior season of men’s basketball at Lees-McRae after three seasons at Division I and Big South representative, Presbyterian College, announced LMC head coach Steve Hardin Monday morning.