2016-17 Men's Basketball News

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    March 21, 2017
    Clark Named Third Team All-American by Basketball Times MATTHEWS, N.C. - Pfeiffer University guard A.J. Clark was named a Third Team All-American by Basketball Times on Tuesday afternoon.
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    March 20, 2017
    Currier Named Regional Coach of the Year, Clark Selected to Second Team MISENHEIMER, NC – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Monday the 2017 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District teams and coaches, recognizing Pfeiffer head coach Jeremy Currier and senior guard A.J. Clark as two well-deserved recipients of district honors.
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    March 13, 2017
    A.J. Clark Selected to Southeast All-Region First Team MISENHEIMER, NC – Pfeiffer senior guard A.J. Clark (Burlington, NC / Western Alamance HS) has been named to the 2016-17 Men's Basketball Southeast All-Region first team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.
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    March 11, 2017
    Falcons Fall Short in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (26-5) saw its 2016-17 campaign come to a close in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, falling 118-86 to last year’s National Runners-Up Lincoln Memorial (27-5). With 26 wins on the season, Pfeiffer amassed their highest win total since going 27-5 in the 2004-05 season.
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    March 10, 2017
    NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Falcons Battle Lincoln Memorial in Saturday's Opening Round Matchup The Pfeiffer Falcons will make their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since the 2005 season when they take on last year’s national runner up in Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon. Each team enters the opening round matchup with 26 wins on the season and secured at-large bids after long winning streaks in the second half of the season.
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    March 07, 2017
    NCAA Tournament Game Time Set; Falcons Take on Lincoln Memorial at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The game time for Pfeiffer’s opening round NCAA Tournament matchup with Lincoln Memorial has been announced and the Falcons will tip off at 2:30 p.m. Pfeiffer will be the second game of the afternoon session and will follow Limestone vs. UNC Pembroke.
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    March 05, 2017
    Falcons Headed to NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2005 KANSAS CITY, MO - The 64-team NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament bracket was released this evening and Pfeiffer earned an at-large bid in the Southeast Region. The Falcons earned a No. 7 seed and will take on Lincoln Memorial on Saturday at regional host Queens University.
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    March 04, 2017
    Falcons Earn Handful of All-Conference Awards MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Conference Carolinas announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball award winners this morning and Pfeiffer’s A.J. Clark was named Conference Player of the Year and Jeremy Currier earned Conference Coach of the Year. Clark and Andrew Guerrero were each named First Team All-Conference performers and Mike Smith (Second Team) and Josh Calhoun (Third Team) were also selected as all conference players.
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    March 04, 2017
    King's Buzzer Beater Hands Pfeiffer First Home Loss MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Hunter LeVeau’s basket with .1 seconds left ended Pfeiffer’s 14-game winning streak and sent the Tornado on to tomorrow’s championship game against Limestone. LeVeau was in the right spot at the right time to rebound a missed 3-point attempt and lay it in with a fraction of a second left on the clock to hand Pfeiffer its first home loss of the season.
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    March 01, 2017
    Eight Total Selected To The Academic All-Conference Team Conference Carolinas has announced the 2016 Men's and Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Teams award winners.
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    February 28, 2017
    Men's Basketball Ranked No. 22 in National Poll KANSAS CITY, MO - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team moved up three spots in this week’s NABC National Rankings and are ranked No. 22 in the nation. Pfeiffer has won 13 straight games and entered the national rankings at No. 25 last week, their first national ranking since 2007.
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    February 28, 2017
    Falcons Survive Upset Bid in Conference Tournament Opener MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The No. 22 Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (26-3) survived an upset bid from the hot-shooting Erskine Flying Fleet (9-20) in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament with an 86-84 victory on Tuesday night. With the win, Pfeiffer will host Saturday’s semifinal and Sunday’s championship inside Merner Gym where the Falcons are a perfect 15-0 on the year.
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    February 27, 2017
    Clark Wins Second Straight Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Award HIGH POINT, N.C. - For the second consecutive week and third time this season, senior guard A.J. Clark has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week.
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    February 24, 2017
    Falcons Clinch First Conference Carolinas Title Since 2005 with 80-62 Victory over BAC MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (25-3, 17-3 CC) captured a share of its first Conference Carolinas Regular Season Title with an 80-62 victory over Belmont Abbey (14-14, 10-10) in the regular season finale on Friday night. With the win, Pfeiffer locks up home court advantage and the number one seed in the upcoming Conference Tournament.
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    February 21, 2017
    Falcons Earn First National Ranking Since 2007 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the first time since 2007, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team has earned a national ranking in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll. The Falcons come in at No. 25 in the rankings and are the only Conference Carolinas team to appear in the national poll.
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    February 20, 2017
    Clark Earns Conference Player of the Week Honors MISENHEIMER, N.C. - For the second time this season, senior guard A.J. Clark has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week. The Burlington, N.C. native led the Falcons to a 2-0 record, including an 82-76 victory over Limestone to push Pfeiffer into first place in the conference standings.
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    February 18, 2017
    Falcons Top Limestone to Claim First Place in Conference Standings MISENHEIMER, N.C. - In one of the biggest games in the past decade, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (24-3, 16-3 CC) outlasted Limestone (21-5, 15-3) by a final score of 82-76 to pull into first place in the league standings. With a victory over Belmont Abbey in the regular season finale, Pfeiffer would wrap up the top seed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament and host all three rounds.
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    February 17, 2017
    PREVIEW: First Place On the Line as Falcons Host Saints MISENHEIMER, NC – In what is largely considered its most important game in nearly a decade, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team is preparing to host Limestone in a clash of Conference Carolinas giants this Saturday night from Merner Gymnasium.
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    February 16, 2017
    Falcons Come in at No. 6 in First NCAA Regional Ranking MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The NCAA released its first set of NCAA Division II Regional rankings and Pfeiffer came in at No. 6 in the poll. These rankings are the official poll utilized by the NCAA in the championship selection process and will be released weekly until the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announces the championship selections.
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    February 15, 2017
    Falcons Break Team Field Goal Percentage Record and Run Winning Streak to 11 BELMONT, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (23-3, 14-3 CC) broke the program record for highest field goal percentage (66.0 percent) in a single game en route to a 110-101 victory on Wednesday evening. The win sets the stage for a showdown with Limestone in Merner Gym on Saturday with a share of first place on the line.
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    February 14, 2017
    GAME PREVIEW: Men’s Basketball Looks for 11th Straight Win Wednesday Night at Belmont Abbey BELMONT, NC – There isn’t a hotter team in Conference Carolinas than the Pfeiffer Falcons. Flawless since Jan. 14, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team and its nation-leading scoring offense has found a home at No. 2 in the conference standings with just three games remaining in the regular season. Limestone, which sits at No. 1, boasts a 14-2 CC record but will travel to Misenheimer Saturday as the two prepare to battle for the potential top overall seed in the upcoming conference tournament.
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    February 09, 2017
    Falcons Dismantle CIU; Set Scoring Mark in Process COLUMBIA, SC - The Pfeiffer Falcons (22-3) ran their winning streak to 10 straight with a 129-82 drubbing of Columbia International (9-14) on Thursday night. The Falcons have now set the all-time record for most 100-point games in a season with 17, surpassing the mark of 16 set in 2009-10.
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    February 07, 2017
    Calhoun Joins 1,000 Point Club and Guerrero Scores 33 as Falcons Complete Sweep of Barton MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Thanks to a 33-point outburst from Andrew Guerrero, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (21-3, 14-3 CC) ran its winning streak to nine straight with a 97-81 defeat of Barton (16-7, 11-4) on Tuesday night. In the victory, junior guard Josh Calhoun became the 35th player in Pfeiffer history to record 1,000 career points.
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    February 04, 2017
    Falcons Reach 20 Win Mark in Victory at Erskine DUE WEST, SC – The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (20-3, 13-3 CC) secured its first 20-win season since 2007-08 with a 103-88 victory at Erskine (8-13, 4-9) on Saturday afternoon. The quartet of A.J. Clark, Andrew Guerrero, Josh Calhoun and Mike Smith combined for 91 of the Falcons 103 points in the game and Calhoun moved just nine points shy of 1,000 for his career.
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    February 01, 2017
    Men's Basketball Comes Away With Important Conference Victory at Barton WILSON, N.C. - With possession of second place in the conference standings on the line, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (19-3, 12-3 CC) overwhelmed Barton (15-6, 10-3 CC) with a 63-47 second half to win inside Wilson Gymnasium for the second consecutive season. A.J. Clark led the Falcons with 30 points on the night as Pfeiffer trails Limestone by just two games in the loss column for the regular season title.
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    January 30, 2017
    Falcons Jump to No. 5 in Regional Rankings MISENHEIMER, N.C. - After a week that saw them go 3-0, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team has jumped up to No. 5 in the D2SIDA Southeast Region rankings, the Falcons highest ranking in the poll this season.
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    January 28, 2017
    Falcons Break Team Record With 21 3-Pointers in Blowout Win MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Pfeiffer knocked down a program-record 21 3-pointers and recorded the second highest scoring total in Division II this season in a 134-92 thrashing of Lees-McRae inside Merner Gym on Saturday night. A.J. Clark poured in 34 points and was one of seven players to knock down a triple on the evening.
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    January 27, 2017
    Falcons Remain Unbeaten at Home in 114-111 Victory over King MISENHEIMER, NC – The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team continued to display its nation-leading scoring prowess on Friday night, draining 16 three-pointers in a wild, back-and-forth, 114-111 shootout win over King (Tenn.) in Merner Gymnasium on Friday night.
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    January 24, 2017
    Guerrero Drops a Season-High 30 Points as Falcons Complete Season Sweep of SWU CENTRAL, SC - Senior Andrew Guerrero scored a season-high 30 points and backcourt mate A.J. Clark added 28 as the Falcons (16-3, 9-3) soared past Southern Wesleyan (3-16, 2-9) by a final score of 101-90 on Tuesday evening. Guerrero came one point shy of tying his career high of 31 which he set against Lees-McRae a season ago.
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    January 21, 2017
    Calhoun Scores 21 As Falcons Rally To Win At Mount Olive, 89-80 With their largest of defecit of the game of 15 points, the Pfeiffer Falcons (15-3, 8-3 CC ) rallied to win on Saturday evening at Mount Olive (4-14, 3-7 CC ), 89-80. Josh Calhoun scored a team-high with 21 points as he helped lead Pfeiffer to victory.
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    January 18, 2017
    Falcons Improve to 9-0 at Home With 18-point Win Over North Greenville MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (14-3, 7-3 CC) improved to a perfect 9-0 inside Merner Gym with a 101-84 victory over North Greenville (6-10, 1-8) on Wednesday night. For the second straight game, Josh Calhoun paced the Falcons in scoring, leading the way with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting to push the Falcons home winning streak to 10, dating back to last season.
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    January 16, 2017
    Calhoun's Career-High 31 Points Send Falcons Past Emmanuel 111-94 MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Behind a career-high 31 points from junior guard Josh Calhoun, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball (13-3, 6-3 CC) team avenged an early season loss to Emmanuel (10-7, 5-4) with a 111-94 beat down in the rematch on Monday night. Calhoun scored 23 of his 31 points in the first half and went 8-of-11 from the field and 11-of-13 from the free throw line on his way to his best performance in a Pfeiffer uniform.
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    January 14, 2017
    Men's Basketball Loses Late Lead in 109-99 Overtime Loss GAFFNEY, SC - The Pfeiffer men's basketball team (12-3, 5-3 CC) saw an 84-71 lead with 5:45 left in the game evaporate before eventually falling to first place Limestone (14-2, 8-0) by a final score of 109-99 in overtime on Saturday night. Limestone's Shaun Stewart scored a game-high 40 points for the Saints who shot a scorching 63.6 percent from long range and 59.3 percent from the field in the contest.
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    January 12, 2017
    Falcons Win Second Straight As Clark Scores 21 Against Pensacola Christian The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (12-2) dominated Pensacola Christian (4-8) by the score of 121-83 in Merner Gymnasium on Thursday night as A.J. Clark scored a team-high 21 points on 4-for-4 from beyond the three point stripe.
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    January 10, 2017
    Six Falcons Score In Double Figures as Falcons Throttle NGU TIGERVILLE, S.C. - A.J. Clark scored all 19 of his points in the first half and the Falcons (11-2, 5-2 CC) built a 24-point halftime lead in a 111-79 beat down of Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville (5-7, 1-5) on Tuesday evening. The 32-point win was Pfeiffer’s fifth win of over 30 points in Conference Carolinas play on the season.
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    January 07, 2017
    Men's Basketball Drops Conference Carolinas Contest at King BRISTOL, TENN - A night after breaking the program record for highest 3-point percentage in a single game, the Pfeiffer men's basketball team (10-2, 4-2 CC) was held to just 30.8 percent shooting from long range in a 111-90 loss at King (8-7, 5-2) on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action. Senior guard A.J. Clark scored 22 points a night after setting a career-high with 39 points in Pfeiffer's win over Lees-McRae.
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    January 06, 2017
    Clark's Career-High Leads Hot-Shooting Falcons Past Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. - The red-hot Falcons (10-1, 4-1 CC) hit 12 of their first 14 three pointers and defeated the Lees-McRae Bobcats (3-10, 2-3) by a final score of 124-108 on Friday night. The Falcons tied a program record for most 3-pointers made in a single game (20) and broke the record for highest 3-point percentage in a game, converting 62.5 percent from long range.
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    January 03, 2017
    Guerrero Becomes 34th Player in History to Score 1,000 Career Points as Falcons Destroy Erskine MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Andrew Guerrero became the 34th player in Pfeiffer history to top the 1,000 career point mark and led the Falcons (9-1, 3-1 CC) to a 104-74 thrashing of Erskine (5-8, 1-4) on Tuesday evening. Guerrero entered the contest needing just 13 points to hit the century mark and finished with a game-high 20 points.
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    December 30, 2016
    Guerrero Scores 28 as Falcons Cruise to Victory BLUEFIELD, WV -- Senior guard Andrew Guerrero scored 28 points and now sits just 13 points shy of 1,000 for his career as he led Pfeiffer (8-1) to a 112-79 victory at Bluefield St. (1-11) on Friday afternoon. Guerrero was nearly perfect, hitting 10-of-12 shots on the night, including a 5-for-6 mark from the three point line.
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    December 15, 2016
    Emmanuel Snaps Pfeiffer's Seven Game Winning Streak with 91-84 Triumph FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA - Emmanuel scored 10 of the game’s final 14 points to hand the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (7-1, 2-1 CC) its first loss of the season, 91-84. Austin Greene took over for the Lions down the stretch, scoring eight points in the last two minutes including a back-breaking three pointer as the shot clock expired to give Emmanuel (8-4, 3-1) an 88-83 lead with 40 seconds to play.
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