King College upsets Appalachian State 87-76
BOONE, N.C. (AP)—Clarence Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Division II King College upset Appalachian State 87-76 on Monday night.
Brian Hewitt also had a double-double for the Tornado (13-4), scoring 15 points and dishing out 10 assists.
The Tornado finished with 15 steals, helping to lead to 18 Mountaineers’ turnovers.
Appalachian State (12-10) had its only lead of the second half, 60-59, with 8:34 remaining before King answered with seven straight points. Smith’s layup capped the spurt with 7 minutes to go.
The Tornado trailed 17-13 with 11:55 left in the first half, before Stephen Kite’s free throws put them ahead for the first time 19-17 with 10:27 to go until halftime. The foul shots were part of an 11-0 run by King.
Mark Dockery scored 15 points, Kite 12 and Elisha Murray 11 for the Tornado.
Josh Hunter led the Mountaineers with 22 points.