MISENHEIMER, N.C. – When the final men’s basketball regular-season statistics were released by the NCAA this week, the Pfeiffer University Falcons stood tall atop the scoring offense category as the nation’s top scoring team averaging 103.1 points per game. Pfeiffer ranked in the top-5 in three other team categories, placing a pair of players in the top-10 while garnering post-season awards.
Pfeiffer finished the regular season 18-10 just missing out on a berth into the NCAA II regional tournament. In addition to being the Country’s top scoring team, the Falcons ranked third in three-point field goals per game (10.6) and steals per game at 11.2. Pfeiffer stood fifth in three-point percentage (42.3%).
For individual achievements, Jeff Pettiway (Edgewood, MD) finished eighth nationwide with a 45.4% averaging in draining threes. Pettiway also earned third team all-conference honors. Chris Woods (High Point, NC) concluded the ’09-’10 season as the tenth best scorer in America averaging 22.3 points per game. Postseason accolades for Woods included first-team all-conference and second-team all-region recognition.
“This is quite an achievement for our team and these individuals,” said Pfeiffer coach Dave Davis. “We have led the country Division I and II in scoring five times but this is the most we have ever scored by almost five points a game. 2008-09 was our highest scoring team ever at 98.5ppg. My assistant coach Jeremy Currier took over the offensive responsibilities this season and led our guys to unprecedented heights in terms of scoring the basketball. We have had 14 All-Americans in my time here at Pfeiffer and Chris Woods and Jeff Pettiway put up numbers that only two of those All-American exceeded. They both had incredible seasons and their offensive production in minutes played and more importantly on number of shots taken was mind boggling. Our team played hard, really, really, rebounded the basketball and played unselfishly. It is amazing that we were able to do this with so many young players.”
Pfeiffer scored 146 points vs. Barton in a game to break a tie for second place setting school and conference scoring records. The Falcons scored over 60 points in a half an amazing twelve times this season. Three different times this season Pfeiffer made 20 3-pointers in a game and the Falcons averaged just under 25 made free throws a game.