2012-2013 Men's Basketball News

May 28, 2013
Trio signs with Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Darius Smith (Woodridge, Va.), Logan Chaucer (Wilmington, N.C.), and Marcus Hash (Wytheville, Va.) 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.

May 23, 2013
Brandon Rosser named assistant men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brandon Rosser has been named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Steve Hardin Thursday.

May 20, 2013
Gaither and Arnold ink with Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Josh Gaither (Statesville, N.C.) and Chase Arnold (Kingsport, Tenn.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s basketball in the fall of 2013, joining an already strong recruiting class, announced head coach Steve Hardin Monday.

May 15, 2013
Malbon and Chambers sign with Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Daruis Malbon and Mike Chambers have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men’s basketball during the 2013-2014 academic year, announced head coach Steve Hardin Wednesday.

March 1, 2013
Sepokas nets game-high 28 for Bobcats in regular season finale
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Daniel Sepokas (Illawong, Australia) poured in a game-high 28 points, including 18 in the first half, to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team on Friday evening in Williams Gymnasium, as the Bobcats fell to Limestone College by a score of 76-59 in Conference Carolinas play.

February 26, 2013
Bobcats surge to 87-78 win over North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and rode a 21-8 run to open the second half en route to an 87-78 victory over North Greenville University in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening.

February 23, 2013
First-half surge lifts Abbey to 92-65 victory over Bobcats
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College men's basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 54-24 margin in the first half en route to a 92-65 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 20, 2013
Erskine holds off Bobcats, 73-63
DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Erskine College men’s basketball team placed three players in double figures and held off a late charge by Lees-McRae College en route to a 73-63 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.

February 16, 2013
Bulldogs best Bobcats, 100-62
WILSON, N.C. --- The Barton College men’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 55-18 margin in the first half and held off a late Bobcat rally en route to a 100-62 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

February 13, 2013
King surges to 88-64 win over Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The King College men’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and outscored Lees-McRae College by a 53-30 margin in the second half en route to an 88-64 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 2, 2013
Bobcats surge to 83-60 win over Pfeiffer
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures en route to an 83-60 win over Pfeiffer University in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

February 2, 2013
Strong first half lifts Trojans over Bobcats, 95-64
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Mount Olive College men’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and outscored Lees-McRae College by a 57-34 margin in the first half en route to a 95-64 victory in Conference Carolinas on Saturday evening.

January 31, 2013
Sepokas nets game-high 28, Saints surge past Bobcats, 90-73
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Senior Daniel Sepokas (Illawong, Australia) poured in a game-high 28 points on Thursday evening, becoming the seventh player in program history to surpass the 1,100-point plateau, as the Limestone College men’s basketball team placed five players in double figures en route to a 90-73 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play.

January 28, 2013
Meet the Coaches: Mac sits down with JT Blair
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- We want you to get to know our staff better Bobcat Nation! With many new faces on staff this year, Lees-McRae College Director of Athletics Craig McPhail continues our Meet the Coaches series by sitting down with JT Blair, first-year assistant coach with the men's basketball program. The Bobcats' Meet the Coaches series aims to help you, Bobcat Nation, learn more about the people behind the scenes and on the sidelines guiding our student-athletes through their experience in collegiate athletics.

January 26, 2013
Crusaders scratch Bobcats, 98-74
BELMONT, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College men’s basketball team placed four players in double figures and shot 54.7 percent from the field en route to a 98-74 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

January 24, 2013
Fleet hold off Bobcats, 68-56, in defensive battle
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Erskine College men’s basketball team weathered a late 12-4 run and a stifling defensive effort by Lees-McRae College en route to a hard-fought 68-56 victory over the Bobcats in Conference Carolinas play on Thursday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

January 21, 2013
King bests Bobcats, 72-48
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The King College men’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 44-32 margin in the second half behind a double-double from Jason Seymore en route to a 72-48 win in Conference Carolinas play on Monday evening.

January 19, 2013
Bobcats hold off Cobras, 60-58
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- Sophomore Asad Lamot (Mebane, N.C.) scored 13 points to lead the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team to a narrow 60-58 victory over Coker College on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats held off a late Cobra rally in Conference Carolinas play.

January 16, 2013
Crusaders hold off Bobcats, 84-69
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The North Greenville University men’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 50-31 margin in the first half, and held off a late Bobcat rally en route to an 84-69 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

January 12, 2013
Queens rallies past Bobcats, 69-53
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Antonio Stabler posted a double-double with game-highs of 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team to a 69-53 come-from-behind victory over Lees-McRae College on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

January 9, 2013
Second half run pushes Spartans past Bobcats in exhibition
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Senior DJ Brown (Anderson, S.C.) poured in a squad-high 15 points to pace the Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team on Wednesday evening, as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro defeated the Bobcats by an 86-47 margin in an exhibition at the Greensboro Coliseum.

January 5, 2013
Sepokas notches 1,000th career point in setback to Mount Olive
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Daniel Sepokas (Illawong, Australia) poured in a team-high 24 points on Saturday evening, becoming the seventh player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau in his career as Mount Olive College placed four players in double figures en route to a 112-70 victory over the Bobcats in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

January 2, 2013
Pioneers edge Bobcats with late run, 70-63
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Tusculum College men’s basketball team utilized a 15-6 run late in the second half, rallying from a five-point deficit to edge Lees-McRae College by a 70-63 margin in non-conference play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

December 8, 2012
Brevard outlasts Bobcats in shootout, 109-100
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Three players scored at least 20 points to lead the Brevard College men’s basketball team to a 109-100 shootout win over Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium, as the Tornados outscored the Bobcats by a 53-45 margin in the first half.

December 7, 2012
Meet the Coaches: Mac sits down with Marcus Wilmoth
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- We want you to get to know our staff better Bobcat Nation! With many new faces on the staff this year, Lees-McRae College Director of Athletics Craig McPhail has sat down with first-year men’s basketball assistant Marcus Wilmoth in the first installment of the Bobcats’ Meet the Coaches series, which aims to help you, Bobcat Nation, learn more about the people behind the scenes and on the sidelines guiding our student-athletes through their experience in collegiate athletics.

December 6, 2012
Late surge pushes Bears over Bobcats, 87-69
HICKORY, N.C. --- Matt Kunz posted a double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lenoir-Rhyne University men’s basketball team to an 87-69 win over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Thursday evening.

December 1, 2012
Cobras bite Bobcats, 80-78, on double OT buzzer-beater
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Andrew Morris banked in a buzzer-beating layup in the second overtime period Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium to lead the Coker College men’s basketball team to an 80-78 win in Conference Carolinas play, after battling back from a 14-point deficit late in the second half.

November 27, 2012
No. 11 Bulldogs surge past Bobcats in second half
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The No. 11 Barton College men’s basketball team closed out the first half on a 20-6 run, and outscored Lees-McRae College by a 57-39 margin in the second half en route to a 94-63 win in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

November 20, 2012
Falcons hold off late rally, edge Bobcats 87-83
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- The Pfeiffer University men’s basketball team outscored visiting Lees-McRae College by a 54-40 margin in the first half, and held off a furious second-half rally by the Bobcats en route to a narrow 87-83 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening.

November 17, 2012
First half surge pushes Royals past Bobcats, 89-62
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 48-25 margin in the first half and held the Bobcats to a field goal percentage of 27.5 percent en route to an 89-62 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

November 14, 2012
Catawba holds off Bobcats, 83-62
SALISBURY, N.C. --- The Catawba College men’s basketball team placed three players in double figures, and outscored visiting Lees-McRae College by a 43-28 margin in the first half en route to an 83-62 win in non-conference play on Wednesday evening.

November 12, 2012
Eagles rally from 15-point deficit to edge Bobcats, 68-62
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Odell Parker scored 18 points in the second half to help the Carson-Newman College men’s basketball team overcome a 15-point halftime deficit en route to a hard-fought 68-62 victory over Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Monday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

November 10, 2012
First half surge pushes Golden Bulls over Bobcats, 93-79
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Trevin Parks poured in a game-high 29 points, and the Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team posted a field goal percentage of over 58 percent on Saturday afternoon en route to a 93-79 victory over Lees-McRae College in non-conference play in Williams Gymnasium.

November 7, 2012
Bobcats volunteer at area skills clinic
BANNER ELK, N.C. ---The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball team got out in the community in a big way this past weekend, volunteering with a skills clinic at Watauga High School in nearby Boone, N.C. on Saturday afternoon.

November 6, 2012
Saturday's LMC/Johnson C. Smith game moved to 2 p.m.
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The start time for Saturday’s scheduled men’s basketball game between Johnson C. Smith University and Lees-McRae College has been moved to 2 p.m., announced Bobcat Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Tuesday.

November 2, 2012
Bobcats out-rebound Mountaineers in exhibition opener
BOONE, N.C. --- Senior Daniel Sepokas (Illawong, Australia) poured in a team-high 13 points, and the Lees-McRae College men's basketball team edged NCAA Division I Appalachian State University by a 45-44 margin on the glass in an exhibition game on Friday evening in the Holmes Center.

October 15, 2012
Bobcats tabbed 10th in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men’s basketball program is picked to finish 10th in the race for the 2012-13 Conference Carolinas regular season championship, announced league officials Monday with the release of the preseason coaches’ poll.

August 22, 2012
Marcus Wilmoth named assistant men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Marcus Wilmoth has been named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Steve Hardin Tuesday.

August 21, 2012
J.T. Blair named assistant men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- J.T. Blair has been named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Steve Hardin Tuesday.

August 2, 2012
Steve Hardin named men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Steve Hardin has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College after serving as an assistant on the Bobcat bench for the last two years, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday.