2001-02 Men's Basketball News

May 27, 2002
Former ASU Stars Sparkle Down Under Against Arizona
Former Augusta State University standouts Gary Boodnikoff and Kavossy (Scoot) Franklin made their professional debuts for the Sydney Kings of Australia's National Basketball League on Saturday night (May 25).

April 3, 2002
Awards Pile Up for ASU's Boodnikoff
Augusta, GA—The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Augusta State University senior guard Gary Boodnikoff has been named Georgia's Division II men's basketball player of the year. Boodnikoff was also named to the 2002 Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention Team, released today.

March 7, 2002
ASU's Season Ends in First Round
Jefferson City, TN—A season and a saga have come to an end. The Augusta State University men’s basketball (22-8) team lost in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region 73-70 to Johnson C. Smith at Carson-Newman College. It was the final game for three seniors who have been staples in the ASU program the last four years—Gary Boodnikoff, T.J. Ott and Jayme Johnson. Ironically, the three started their first games their freshman year at Carson-Newman's Holt Fieldhouse in 1998.

March 4, 2002
Boodnikoff Named to Second Team All-Region
Augusta State senior Gary Boodnikoff earned yet another honor Monday as he was named to the 2001-2002 Daktronics South Atlantic Men’s All-Region Second-Team for the second year in a row. This past weekend, Boodnikoff was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and the PBC Tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the Jaguars to back-to-back tournament championships.

March 3, 2002
Jags Win Peach Belt Championships
COLUMBUS, GA. - The Augusta State Jaguars captured their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference tournament title with a 79-67 victory over the Kennesaw State University Owls at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center on Sunday afternoon, earning their second straight bid to the 2002 NCAA Division II National Championships.

March 2, 2002
ASU Slips Past Columbus State For a Spot in PBC Championships
Columbus, GA...Senior guard Gary Boodnikoff had 24 points and junior guard Letterance McFadden scored 21 to lead Augusta State University to its second consecutive appearance in the Peach Belt Conference championship game as the Jaguars defeated host Columbus State University 69-65 in semifinal action at the PBC Basketball Tournament here Saturday night.

March 2, 2002
Peach Belt Announces Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
COLUMBUS, GA. -- The Peach Belt Conference announced its annual All-Conference team on Saturday at the PBC Tournament in Columbus. Augusta State's Gary Boodnikoff was named the Player of the Year while North Florida's Donny Lotz was the Freshman of the Year. Augusta State's Gary Tuell and UNC Pembroke's John Haskins were named Co-coaches of the Year. The all award winners were selected by the league's 12 head coaches.

March 1, 2002
Augusta State Breezes Into Semifinals
COLUMBUS, GA. - Senior guard Gary Boodnikoff set an individual Peach Belt Conference Tournament record for most free throws and attempts by making 13-of-16 at the free throw line--all in the first half--on the way to a game-high 22 points in leading Augusta State University to its 20th win of the season, a 68-45 quarterfinal round victory over Lander University at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center.

February 23, 2002
Jags Lose to USCA, PBC Title
Augusta, GA—The quest for the overall Peach Belt Conference title fell short Saturday night for the ASU Jaguars (19-7, 14-5) as USC Aiken got revenge from a December 1st 72-68 loss and defeated the Jaguars 65-61 on Senior Night Saturday. Clayton State defeated Francis Marion 83-79 earlier Saturday to claim the overall title.

February 20, 2002
Ospreys Fall to Augusta at Home
JACKSONVILLE, FL--The University of North Florida (12-13, 9-9) couldn't keep pace with a couple of Augusta State University runs that opened each half in a 70-56 loss at UNF Arena.

February 16, 2002
Jaguars Keep FMU Winless at Home
Florence, SC—The Homecoming crowd at Francis Marion University hoped to see the Patriots get their first win at home this season as they sent off their seniors in their final home game. But the Peach Belt North Division champion ASU Jaguars held on for the 79-73 win to improve their record to 18-6, 13-4 and FMU dropped to 3-21, 1-16 in the PBC.

February 13, 2002
Jaguars Clinch Fourth Straight PBC North Title
Augusta, GA—Four years, four straight Peach Belt North titles for Gary Boodnikoff, TJ Ott, Jayme Johnson and the ASU men’s basketball team (17-6, 12-4). The Jaguars avenged an early season loss to Kennesaw State Wednesday night, defeating the Owls 88-71 to win the PBC North and clinch a first-round bye in the conference tournament.

February 11, 2002
ASU Men Struggle at USCS
Spartanburg, SC—Poor shooting in the second half left the ASU Jaguars (16-6, 11-4) unsuccessful in their chance to clinch their fourth straight Peach Belt North Division title and lost at USC Spartanburg (8-14, 5-10) 57-51 Monday night. The Jags shot just 26.1 percent from the field on 6-of-23 in the second half.

February 9, 2002
Boodnikoff Breaks Record, Jags Clinch Share of PBC North
Greenwood, SC—Twenty-eight seconds into ASU’s 83-79 win over Lander, Jaguar senior Gary Boodnikoff knocked down his first of six three-pointers, breaking the Peach Belt Conference all-time career mark of 248, previously held by USC Aiken’s Marc Hutcheson (1994-98). The win clinches a share of the PBC North Division title for the Jags (16-5, 11-3), their fourth straight.

February 6, 2002
Jags Streak Ends at Eight; Boodnikoff Ties Record
Augusta, GA-Rolling along with an eight-game winning streak and ranked fifth in the South Atlantic Region, the ASU men's basketball team hit a road block-UNC Pembroke-Wednesday night. The Braves used 14 three-pointers to upset the Peach Belt North leaders 82-78. Despite the loss, Jaguar senior guard Gary Boodnikoff tied the PBC career three-point record of 248 by USC Aiken's Marc Hutcheson (1994-98).

February 2, 2002
Defense Shines as Jags Post Eighth Straight
Augusta, GA—Defense was the theme Saturday night as the ASU Jaguars defeated USC Spartanburg 62-55 on Homecoming night. It marks the Jags’ eighth straight victory and puts their record at 15-4 overall and 10-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, best among the 12 teams.

January 30, 2002
Jags Sink Pirates
Augusta, GA—The ASU men’s basketball team is in a groove right now with seven as their lucky number. They have won their last seven games, including Wednesday night’s 78-55 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State (10-8, 6-5), and are ranked seventh in the latest South Atlantic Region poll released Wednesday. It was AASU’s worst regular season conference loss since 1993.

January 30, 2002
Jaguars Seventh in Region
Augusta, GA—After two big conference road wins last week, the ASU Jaguars moved up two spots to seventh in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region poll release Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 30). At 13-4 (8-2 in the PBC), the Jags also received votes for consideration in the national poll released Monday. ASU defeated Columbus State Wednesday (Jan. 23) 84-72 and then went into PBC South Division leading Clayton State Saturday (Jan. 26) and won 70-67.

January 28, 2002
Jaguars Gain National Respect; Boodnikoff Named PBC Player of the Week
Augusta, GA- The ASU men's basketball team (13-4, 8-2) is among teams who received consideration in the latest NCAA Division II poll, released Monday (Jan.28). The Jaguars have won their last six games dating back to January 12 by an average of 15.2 points per game. To go along with the honor, senior guard Gary Boodnikoff was named Peach Belt Player of the Week for the second time this season (January 7).

January 28, 2002
Jags Win Sixth Straight Over CCSU
Morrow, GA - The ASU Jaguars opened Saturday night's game at Clayton College and State (11-5, 8-2) with seven three pointers in their first 24 points to win their sixth straight game, 70-67. The Jags shot 53.8 percent from beyond the arc in the first half to win a crucial inter-division Peach Belt Conference game.

January 23, 2002
Jaguars Reap Revenge at Columbus State
Columbus, GA—The ASU Jaguars (12-4, 7-2) found out that revenge is sweet. The Peach Belt North Division leaders defeated Columbus State 84-72 Wednesday night in a rematch of the January 7th 61-52 CSU win in Augusta. In a South Atlantic Regional poll released today, the Cougars were eighth and ASU was ninth.

January 23, 2002
Jags Stay at Number Nine in SAR Poll
Augusta, GA—After completing a perfect 3-0 week, the Augusta State Jaguars stayed put at #9 in the South Atlantic Regional poll, released Wednesday. ASU is 11-4 entering tonight’s Peach Belt clash at eighth-ranked Columbus State (10-4). The Jaguars will try to avenge a 61-52 loss to CSU from January 7.

January 19, 2002
ASU Jaguars Explode in Win Over Patriots
Augusta, GA-The Jaguars were hot from the get-go as they jumped out to a 17-4 lead and continued to pour it on in a 97-57 trouncing of Peach Belt North foe Francis Marion (2-12, 0-7) Saturday night. The 40-point win is the largest margin of victory at ASU since the all-time record of 67 versus Allen University was set on November 25, 1991. The win puts Augusta State's record at 11-4 and keeps them atop the PBC North Division with a 6-2 mark.

January 16, 2002
Jaguars Survive Senators in OT, 72-67
Augusta, GA- It took 45 minutes, but the leader in the Peach Belt North Division was finally established, and it was clear. The Augusta State Jaguars (10-4, 5-2) outlasted a talented Lander team 72-67 in overtime Wednesday night to take a two-game lead over the Senators (7-6, 3-4).

January 16, 2002
ASU Men Drop Five Spots in Region
Augusta, GA - One week after posting the largest jump in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional Poll, the ASU men's basketball team dropped five spots to #9 in the most recent poll released Wednesday (January 16). The poll includes games through Sunday, January 13. The Jags were previously ranked fourth.

January 14, 2002
ASU Wins Wild City Classic
Augusta, GA- On a calm, cool night in Augusta, the action was anything but inside the ASU Athletic Complex when Paine College made the annual trip cross-town for the "City Classic" against the Jaguars. In a game that saw a total of 57 fouls and a bench-clearing brawl, ASU (9-4, 4-2 PBC) avenged last year's 68-58 loss, defeating Paine (3-7, 2-3 SIAC) 91-82 Monday night.

January 12, 2002
Ott Leads Jags Past UNCP
Pembroke, NC—T.J. Ott continued his hot streak, scoring 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting in the Jaguars 20-point win at UNC Pembroke. ASU (8-4, 4-2) defeated the Braves (6-8, 2-5) 80-60 Saturday night in a Peach Belt match-up to remain on top of the PBC North Division. The win also breaks the Jags two-game conference losing streak.

January 9, 2002
Jags Drop Second Straight in PBC Action to Kennesaw State
Kennesaw, GA - The Augusta State men's basketball team (7-4, 3-2) lost their second straight Peach Belt Conference game Wednesday night as Kennesaw State (6-5, 3-2) had three players with 21 points or more and defeated a depleted ASU team 96-77 at the Spec Landrum Centre.

January 9, 2002
Men’s Basketball Jumps to #4 in South Atlantic Region
Augusta, GA—The Augusta State men’s basketball squad made the biggest jump and moved into #4 in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional ranking, in the most recent poll released Wednesday (January 9). The poll includes games through Sunday, January 6. They had previously been ranked 10th.

January 7, 2002
Jags Fall In Battle of Top Teams
Augusta, GA - On a night which saw the 2000-2001 Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament Participation banners raised to the ASU Athletic Complex rafters, the current Jaguars (7-3,3-1) struggled with shooting, especially from behind the three-point line, in a 61-52 loss to Columbus State (8-2, 3-0) Monday night.

January 7, 2002
Boodnikoff Named Player of the Week
Augusta, GA-Jaguar guard Gary Boodnikoff, who averaged 21.5 points per game over the last four ASU games, has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player-of-the-Week, the PBC office announced Monday, January 7.

January 5, 2002
ASU Remains Perfect in PBC Play
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – Augusta State University split a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with Georgia College & State University Saturday night in the Centennial Center. The GC&SU Lady Bobcats (5-6, 1-2 PBC) snapped a two game slide with an 87-63 victory over the Lady Jaguars (4-5, 0-3 PBC), while the Jaguars (7-2, 3-0 PBC) remain perfect in PBC play with a 77-73 overtime victory over the Bobcats (7-4, 2-2 PBC).

December 21, 2001
Jaguars Finish 2001 With Strong Performance Over Saint Leo
Aiken, SC—The Augusta State University men’s basketball team must like playing at rival USC Aiken. The Jaguars won their third straight game at “The Courthouse” as they defeated Saint Leo (5-6) 82-65 in game three of the Phillips 66 Christmas Classic and improved their record to 6-2.

December 20, 2001
Jags Feast on Anderson
Aiken, SC—What started out as a fast-past basketball game turned into a holiday festival of turnovers and three-point shots as Augusta State (5-2) defeated Anderson 87-72 Thursday night in the first game of the Phillips 66 Christmas Classic at “The Courthouse” on the campus of USC Aiken. The two teams combined for 41 turnovers 41 three-point attempts.

December 20, 2001
Jags Earn Regional Ranking
Augusta, Ga - The Augusta State men’s basketball squad (4-2) squeezed into the first NCAA Division II regional ranking of the season, coming in at #10 in the South Atlantic Region.

December 13, 2001
Jags Lose Close One to Braves
Carrollton, Ga - Augusta State got a game-high 25 points from Letterance McFadden and another 15 from Gary Boodnikoff, but it wasn't enough for the Jaguars.

December 5, 2001
Late Rally Boosts Jags Past UNF
Augusta, GA - Down by eight points with 2:50 left in the second half, the ASU Jaguars (4-1, 2-0) went on a 15-2 run, including 10 free throws to defeat the University of North Florida (1-4, 1-1) 71-66 Wednesday night in Peach Belt action.

December 1, 2001
ASU Splits With USC Aiken
Aiken, SC -- - In their first Peach Belt Conference games of the season, the Augusta State men's and women's basketball teams split with arch rival USC Aiken Saturday night.

November 16, 2001
ASU Upsets West Georgia in Season Opener
Augusta, GA - Augusta State University’s men’s basketball team began their quest for a fourth straight North Division Title against West Georgia Friday night, a team ranked nationally in Divsion II ball. But the Jags didn’t let a national ranking stand in their way.

November 15, 2001
ASU Loses Philip to Knee Injury
Augusta, GA - John Philip, a 6-6 freshman on the Augusta State University basketball team, has decided to give up basketball after meeting with doctors to discuss his most recent knee injury.

November 15, 2001
Former Player Joins Globetrotters
AUGUSTA, GA. - Former Augusta State product Festus Hawkins is now a Globetrotter. The 6-10, 275 lb. Hawkins has joined the Harlem Globetrotters for the 2002 season.

October 31, 2001
Halloween Madness A Hit with Youngsters
Augusta, Ga-- The ASU Athletic Complex experienced a transformation Halloween night.

October 15, 2001
Augusta State Picked Third in Preseason Peach Belt Poll
AUGUSTA, GA. - In one of the closest votes in Peach Belt history, the Columbus State Cougars have been selected the men’s basketball preseason favorite in a poll of the league’s head coaches, it was announced on Friday.