2016-17 Men's Basketball News

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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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    December 12, 2016
    Smith's 31-point Effort Leads Falcons to 7-0 Start LAURINBURG, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (7-0) won its seventh game in a row as they outlasted St. Andrews (3-8) 119-107 on Monday afternoon. Mike Smith dropped a game-high 31 points and went 12-of-22 from the field as the Falcons topped the 110 points for the fifth straight game.
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    December 05, 2016
    Calhoun Named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week HIGH POINT, N.C. – Pfeiffer University guard Josh Calhoun has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, the Conference announced today.
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    December 03, 2016
    Men's Basketball Falls Just Short in Exhibition Game at UNC Wilmington WILMINGTON, N.C. - In an exhibition contest, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team traveled to Division I UNC Wilmington and nearly pulled off an upset before falling 126-113. Playing against a 2015 NCAA Tournament team who almost defeated Duke in last year’s First Round matchup, the Falcons gave the Seahawks all they could handle for 40 minutes.
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    December 01, 2016
    Falcons Top 120-Point Mark for Third Straight Time to Improve to 6-0 MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (6-0) entered tonight’s contest as the top scoring team in Division II and didn’t miss a beat with a 131-95 blowout victory over St. Andrews (2-5) inside Merner Gym. Over their last three games, Pfeiffer is averaging 126.3 points per game and is winning by an average margin of 39.3 points per game.
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    November 29, 2016
    Men's Basketball Improves to 5-0 with 44-point win over Mount Olive MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (5-0, 2-0 CC) forced 37 turnovers and scored 125 points in a 44-point drubbing of Mount Olive (1-5, 0-2) on Tuesday night. The Falcons entered the contest as the national leader in steals per game and added 19 more thefts en route to a 125-81 blowout victory. Pfeiffer is averaging 124 points in their two Conference Carolinas victories on the year.
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    November 22, 2016
    Falcons Explode for 123 Points in Drubbing of Southern Wesleyan MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Thanks to a 123 point outburst, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (4-0, 1-0 CC) won its fourth straight contest to open the 2016-17 campaign with a 123-85 victory over Southern Wesleyan (1-4, 0-1 CC) on Tuesday evening. Tonight marks Pfeiffer’s highest scoring output since the team scored 126 in an overtime loss at St. Andrews on January 18, 2011.
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    November 16, 2016
    Falcons Improve to 3-0 for First Time in 10 Years with 82-58 Win Over Brevard BREVARD, N.C. - Behind a 56 point first half, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season with an 82-58 win at Brevard (0-3) on Wednesday night. Junior Josh Calhoun had a game-high 22 points and knocked down six three pointers to lead the Falcons to victory.
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    November 14, 2016
    Clark Named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week HIGH POINT, N.C. - AJ Clark has been named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week for the first week of the season as announced by the league this afternoon. Clark averaged 23.5 points per game and led the Falcons to their first 2-0 start since the 2010-11 season.
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    November 12, 2016
    Second Half Comeback Lifts Falcons over North Georgia MISENHEIMER, NC- Thanks to a 67 point second half, the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team erased a 21 point deficit to improve to 2-0 on the season for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign. Pfeiffer handed North Georgia their first loss of the season with a 93-86 final on Saturday. Andrew Guerrero scored a game-high 25 points including knocking down five from long range in the victory.
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    November 11, 2016
    Clark Leads Falcons to Opening Night Victory over Georgia College MISENHEIMER, N.C. - A.J. Clark poured in 17 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the Pfeiffer men’s basketball team (1-0) erased a seven point deficit with 3:35 to play and came away with an 87-81 victory in their season opener Friday night over Georgia College. Over the final three-and-a-half minutes of play, Pfeiffer outscored the Bobcats 21-8 with Clark accounting for seven of those points.
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    October 27, 2016
    Men's Basketball Picked to Finish Seventh in Preseason Coaches' Poll MISENHEIMER, NC – After finishing the 2015-16 season in sixth place with an overall record of 14-15 and 10-10 in Conference Carolinas, the Pfeiffer Falcons were voted to finish in seventh place in the 2016-17 preseason Conference Carolinas coaches’ poll. Under seventh year Head Coach Head Coach Jeremy Currier, the Falcons received 46 points.
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    October 14, 2016
    Jenkins Signs Pro Deal in Saudi Premier League MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Yesterday, former Pfeiffer men’s basketball forward De’Vonte Jenkins signed a professional contract with Al Salem of the Saudi Premier League, the top professional league in Saudi Arabia. Jenkins and his Al Salem team open the season next month. The SPL is comprised of 10 teams and has been in competition since the 1977-78 season.
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    September 19, 2016
    Men's Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Pfeiffer men’s basketball head coach Jeremy Currier announced the Falcons 2016-17 schedule this afternoon. The season opens on November 11 as Pfeiffer hosts the Peach Belt/Conference Carolinas Tip Off Tournament and take on Georgia College. The schedule features a large home slate.