During career which spanned five seasons and six years, saw action in 123 career games, second-most in school history ... started 61 games as a Rice Owl ... received a medical waiver from the NCAA for a final season of eligibility after missing the 2009-10 season with a knee injury ... returned to the Rice lineup as a junior for the 2008-09 season after receiving a medical red-shirt for the previous season ... saw action in just five games in 2007-08 prior to an ankle injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year ... scored 713 points, pulled down 295 rebounds, had 172 assists and 60 steals during career ... averaged 5.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists over career ... drilled 170 of 454 three-point attempts (.374) ... 170 three-pointers made ranks fifth all-time at Rice while his 454 attempts ranks sixth ... his .374 three-point percentage ranks ninth all-time at Rice ... graduated from Rice University in the spring of 2010.
Concluded playing career by averaging 4.3 points and 2.0 rebounds as a senior ... second on the team with 46 assists ... made at least one three-pointer in 89 games during his career ... drew 15 player control fouls during the season ... returned for the 2010-11 season and a rare fourth year of eligibility in six seasons ... when he started against St. Thomas, the playing time was his first intercollegiate action in 610 days ... did not score in that first game back but two days later was 3-for-6 from three-point range and finished with nine points against Grambling State ... also matched a career high with five assists against Grambling ... 4-for-6 from three-point range against Texas, finishing with 12 points and four rebounds ... scored a season-high 13 points against Lamar ... was 3-for-4 from three-point range and knocked down all four free throw attempts in a 75-73 victory over the Cardinals ... played a season-high 38 minutes against Stetson as the Owls opened play in Las Vegas at the 2010 Las Vegas Invitational ... scored six points and had four rebounds against the Hatters ... in 32 minutes of action against Miami had six points and two assists in Vegas ... scored six points and had three rebounds in the Owls' C-USA opener against Tulane ... had two key, three-pointers in the Owls' overtime victory over Houston ... drilled a trey late in regulation to pull the Owls to within a point ... later in overtime sank a three-pointer that was part of an 8-0 run for the Owls as they pulled away from the Cougars ... went 3-for-6 from three-point range and 4-8 overall form the field en route to a 12-point, four-rebound effort at home against UTEP ... had a three-pointer, an assist and a steal in the Owls' win over Memphis, helping Rice to its first victory over the Tigers ... canned a three-pointer with 7.3 seconds to play in regulation to help the Owls battle back from an 11-point deficit and send the SMU game to overtime ... was 2-for-3 from beyond the three-point arc and finished with six points and three assists in 19 minutes of play at Houston.
Played in all 32 games of his junior season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds ... also had 69 assists and 20 steals during the season ... connected on 38.7 percent of his field goal attempts (87-of-225) and also knocked down 54 three-pointers ... shot .362 (54-149) from three-point range and would have ranked among the top 10 in Conference USA had he met the three-pointers per-game minimum (2.0 pg) ... raised his career free throw percentage to 66.7 percent by making 33-of-46 of his free throw attempts as a junior (.717) ... drew eight charges during the year ... began the year by scoring 17 points in the Owls' first two games ... helped Owls to first win of the season with 17 points against Cal Poly at the Basketball Travelers Invitational ... later at the tournament scored 14 points and had five rebounds in a win over North Florida ... among his eight rebounds against Texas were three offensive boards which led to second-chance points for the Owls ... scored 21 points against UTSA, going 7-for-9 from the field ... also had six rebounds and two assists against the Roadrunners ... established a new career scoring high with 28 points against Texas State ... was 8-for-15 from the field, knocking down 5-of-10 three-pointers ... also perfect on seven free throw attempts, had five rebounds, three assists and three steals against the Bobcats ... played a career-high 39 minutes in the Texas State game and also matched a career high with three steals in the contest ... was 3-for-11 from the field, scoring seven points before being sidelined in the second half of the Harvard game with cramps ... also had seven rebounds against the Crimson ... a 17-point effort against Oklahoma marked fourth double-double scoring game in five contests ... against Southern Miss scored 18 points and dished out four assists ... was 6-for-8 from the field and his 5-for-6 performance from three-point range was part of a school-record, 16-trey night for the Owls in a victory over the Golden Eagles ... also had a double-figure scoring game against Tulsa in the regular-season final ... scored eight points on 4-for-7 shooting against the Golden Hurricane ... knocked down 2-of-5 three-pointers ... also had four rebounds and two assists in the victory ... closed out the season with an 8-point, 8-rebound effort against Tulsa at the Conference USA Tournament.
Played the first five games of the year, starting four, before being sidelined with an ankle injury ... was averaging 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds when injury occurred in the Eastern Illinois game at the Hawkeye Challenge ... was 11-of-28 from three-point range during injury-shortened season (39.3 percent) ... prior to the EIU game, had scored in double figures in the Owls' previous two outings ... against Richmond, scored 14 points, knocking down 5-of-10 shots and drilling 4-of-9 three-pointers ... the following week against UALR scored 13 points and hit 4-of-7 three-pointers ... earlier in the week, had suffered a broken nose during practice prior to the Owls' traveling to Iowa.
Appeared in all 32 games with 22 starts ... averaged 6.3 points and 2.1 rebounds as a sophomore ... ranked third in Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage (41.9) ... in C-USA games, ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (46.3) and was 15th in three-pointers made (1.56) ... nailed at least one trey in 24 games ... scored a career-high 17 points against Paul Quinn College in season opener, making four three-pointers ... also had 17 points in league play at UAB, finishing with a career-high, five three-pointers ... scored in double figures a total of six times during the year, including 12 points against Colorado State and 10 points against North Texas in non-conference play ... had 15 points against UTEP and 10 on the road at Memphis ... against the Miners, knocked down 6-of-8 field goals to match a season shooting high ... was 3-for-5 from three-point range in the 73-67 win over UTEP ... during the season, also recorded 67 rebounds, 41 assists, and 14 steals ... made 69 field goals of which 49 were beyond the arc (1.53 per game).
Competed in 22 games, starting five ... averaged 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds as a freshman ... scored a season-high 13 points and pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in win over Palm Beach Atlantic ... played a career-high 21 minutes vs. Prairie View A&M, scoring eight points ... poured in a career-high 13 points and had a career-high nine rebounds vs. Palm Beach Atlantic... also scored nine points against Yale ... made a three-point basket in each of his first five collegiate games ... in first collegiate game on the road at Marquette, scored six points, making 2-for-4 shots from three-point range and had two rebounds.
Dickson County High School
2005 graduate of Dickson County where he was a four-year letterman for coach Keven Tuck ... all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,784 points ... averaged 22.6 ppg, 6 rpg, and 5 assists as a senior ... averaged 22.3 points as a junior and 20 as a sophomore ... all-state first-team as a senior and named to the Associated Press All-State squad ... third-team all-state as a junior ... All-District 10-3A for three years ... District 10 most valuable player as a senior... was also the Cougars' team MVP three straight years ... team posted 20-9 record, including 12-0 in District 10 action as a senior.
Born Nov. 5, 1986, in Dickson, Tenn. ... son of Carl Pflieger and Alisha Mathis ... has one sister, Lindsey ... graduated from Rice with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in May, 2010.
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