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FAMU's Terrence Woods Sets NCAA Mark for Juniors in Three-Pointers

March 22,2003

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida A&M junior guard Terrence Woods finished a scintillating 2003 basketball campaign as Division One's top three-point shooter.

The 6-3 native of Memphis, Tennessee gave opposing teams the blues, canning 139 long range bombs in 28 games (5.0 per game).

Terrence Woods

That 5.0 norm eclipses the NCAA Division One record for juniors of 4.71, set by Mississippi Valley's Timothy Pollard in 1988.

His 139 treys left him fourth on the Division One single-season list in total three-pointers made, trailing Butler's Darrin Fitzgerald (158 in 1987); UNLV's Freddie Banks (152 in 1987) and Oklahoma State's Randy Rutherford (146 in 1995).

Woods' 5.0 per-game average ranks him second on the NCAA single--season per-game list behind Butler's Fitzgerald (5.64, or 158 treys in 28 games).

The transfer from the University of Tennessee nailed a 2003 Division One single-game high 12 three-pointers on March 1 against Coppin (Md.) State in Baltimore. That eclipsed his previous game high this season of 11 set against North Carolina A&T on February 1.

Woods shot 45.7 percent from beyond the arc overall (139 of 304), ranking among the nation's best in long distance accuracy.

In Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play, the mercurial performer made 49 percent of his three-pointers (102 of 208). His 139 treys shattered the previous conference single-season record of 107 by Coppin State's Keith Carmichael in 1994.

Woods not only shot with distinction from three-point range, he also proved just as accurate from the foul line.

He hit 88.5 percent (100 of 113) charity tosses overall and 89.44 percent (59 of 66) of his freebies in MEAC play.

Not only did Woods rank nationally in three-point shooting and foul shooting, he finished among the nation's top scorers, averaging 20.5 points per game overall.

His ascension to the top of the three-point charts was a major factor in the resurgence of Florida A&M's program, which enjoyed its' first winning season (17-12) since 1992.

Second-year head coach Mike Gillespie made Woods one of his first signees after being appointed to the position in May of 2001.

Woods had to sit out last season, a 9-19 campaign, but he made his presence felt in 2003, as the Rattlers posted its' first winning season in conference play (11-7) since 1992, reaching the MEAC Tournament semifinals.

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