In his four years as Augusta State head coach, Gary Tuell never
has lost a season finale at home. Francis Marion proved to be
road-kill No. 4.
Festus Hawkins and Gary Boodnikoff combined for 46 points as Augusta State blew out the Patriots 89-73 on senior night at the ASU athletic complex.
Augusta State (16-7, 10-3), which ended its home slate a perfect 8-0 against conference opponents, plays it final three games of the regular season on the road, including a Feb. 24 rematch with Francis Marion. With USC Aiken's 72-69 loss to Lander, the Jaguars now lead the Peach Belt North Division by two games with three games remaining.
``We've always been good at home,'' Tuell said. ``The true test for this team is what it does on the road. That's where we haven't come through this year. The possibility that we could finish 10-6 (in the conference) is very realistic, because we haven't proven we could go on the road and win.''
The Jaguars shot 50 percent from the field, and four players scored in double figures. Boodnikoff led the way with 24 points, while Hawkins added 22, Russell Hinder 12 and T.J. Ott 11.
``I thought Festus had a great game for us. I don't know what his numbers are, but he was a big presence. And I really thought Boodnikoff played well on both ends of the floor. I was happy for our seniors that Reggie (Rosier) and Fess got to go out on a winning note,'' Tuell said.
With Augusta State leading 14-8 in the first half, Boodnikoff ran off eight points during a 14-5 Jaguar run. The junior guard rimmed in a 3-pointer, which staked Augusta State to a 28-13 lead.
The Jaguar lead never fell below nine, and Ott swished a 10-foot jumper just before halftime to give Augusta State a 36-23 lead at the break.
Francis Marion trimmed the lead to nine on two Will Tucker free throws 3:11 into the second half. But Boodnikoff drained his sixth 3-pointer of the game to extend the lead to 13. Then Russell Hinder added two free throws as Augusta State went up 53-38.
Later in the half, Boodnikoff scored on a layup and added a turnaround jumper, and it was lights out at 71-52 with 5:05 remaining.
``I kind of felt like it was Kennesaw coming into the game,'' said Boodnikoff, referring to Augusta State's 70-64 loss to the Owls who are in last place in the South Division. ``I knew we had to play a lot better than that game.''
March 27, 2001 Hawkins and Boodnikoff Named to the NABC All-Region Team
March 11, 2001 Jaguars look to next season
March 10, 2001 Magical Season Comes to an End for Jaguars
March 10, 2001 Augusta State knocked out of tournament
March 10, 2001 Rams' stifling 'D' steamrolls Jaguars
March 9, 2001 Jaguars are a 'can do' team
March 9, 2001 Jaguars top Catawba College 96-84
March 8, 2001 Jaguars ready to take on Catawba
March 7, 2001 Augusta State coach ready for challenge
March 5, 2001 Augusta State Men’s Basketball Itinerary
March 5, 2001 Augusta State earns 6th seed
March 3, 2001 Jaguars reign in Peach Belt
March 3, 2001 Augusta State Wins Peach Belt Tournament Title
March 2, 2001 ASU Defeats USC Aiken in PBC Semifinals
March 1, 2001 Jaguars top Clayton State
February 24, 2001 ASU Wraps North Division Top-Seed With 83-65 Win Over Francis Marion
February 21, 2001 No. 22 Pirates Win 16th Straight, Defeat ASU 58-45
February 17, 2001 ASU Falls to Georgia College & State
February 15, 2001 ASU 89, Francis Marion 73
February 14, 2001 ASU Rolls Over Francis Marion 89-73
February 11, 2001 Jaguars celebrate homecoming with win
February 10, 2001 ASU Rolls Over North Florida 93-50
February 10, 2001 Jaguars face North Florida at home
February 7, 2001 ASU Moves Back Into First Place With 70-63 Win Over UNC Pembroke
February 3, 2001 Senators down Augusta State 68-60
February 1, 2001 Jaguars defeat Pacers 72-63
January 31, 2001 ASU Moves Back Into First Place With 72-63 Win Over USC Aiken
January 29, 2001 Records Fall as ASU Defeats Life University 108-87
January 24, 2001 Jaguars suffer tough setback vs. Kennesaw
January 20, 2001 TJ Ott Leads ASU to 61-47 Win over USC Spartanburg
January 18, 2001 Pacers edge Jaguars 53-51
January 17, 2001 Second Half Rally Falls Short as ASU Falls to USCA
January 17, 2001 Jaguars, Pacers renew PBC rivalry
January 16, 2001 Paine tops ASU in City Classic
January 15, 2001 Paine Defeats ASU 68-58 Behind Yari Scott’s 27 Points
January 15, 2001 Gary Boodnikoff Named Peach Belt Player of the Week
January 14, 2001 Jaguars remain at top of league
January 13, 2001 Gary Boodnikoff Scores 26 in 80-53 Win Over Lander
January 10, 2001 Braves and Jaguars Split Peach Belt Doubleheader
January 8, 2001 Festus Hawkins Lifts ASU to 64-63 Overtime Win
January 7, 2001 Jaguars give Harris win number 1
January 6, 2001 Augusta State Defeats Columbus State 74-57
January 4, 2001 ASU Men and Women Sweep Clayton State
January 3, 2001 Augusta State Defeats Clayton State 65-54
December 21, 2000 Augusta State’s Gary Tuell to Host Holiday Basketball Clinic ... Again
December 18, 2000 Augusta State Falls To Life, 72-55
December 13, 2000 Augusta State’s Gary Tuell to Host Holiday Basketball Clinic
December 13, 2000 Festus Hawkins and Sharon Taylor Ranked Nationally
December 10, 2000 Fast start lifts Jags past Savannah State
December 9, 2000 Festus Hawkins Powers ASU Over Savannah State 87-67
December 2, 2000 Augusta State Defeats Lenoir-Rhyne 71-55
December 1, 2000 ASU Falls to 10th-Ranked Wingate 103-88
November 30, 2000 ASU Defeats Rollins 70-68
November 27, 2000 ASU Defeats West Georgia 66-61 in Home Opener
November 22, 2000 Augusta State Notches First Win at Savannah State 68-45
November 17, 2000 West Georgia Defeats Augusta State 76-74 in Overtime Thriller
November 11, 2000 Augusta State Defeats ASU Alumni/CSRA Select Team 91-55
October 14, 2000 Augusta State to host Midnight Madness Saturday, October 14
October 11, 2000 ASU Seeking Third Straight Peach Belt North Division Title
October 10, 2000 Augusta State Men’s Basketball Opens 2000-01 Season at West Georgia