2002-03 Men's Basketball News
March 8, 2003
Kennesaw State Returns to Peach Belt Championship Game
COLUMBUS, GA -- In a rematch of last year’s Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game, Kennesaw State’s defense shut down Augusta State holding the Jaguars to just 49 points on 29.3 percent shooting for a 69-49 win in the first 2003 PBC Tournament men’s basketball semifinal.
March 8, 2003
Jones, Siebrands Named to PBC All-Conference Basketball Teams
The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2002-03 men’s and women's basketball all-conference teams on Saturday from the Peach Belt Tournament in Columbus, Ga. ASU's Sabrina Jones was named First-Team All-Conference, while Jaguar David Siebrands was named Second-Team All-Conference.
March 7, 2003
Augusta State Goes Long To Defeat North Florida, 90-75
COLUMBUS, GA -- The North Division regular season champion Augusta State Jaguars nailed 10 three-pointers en route to a 90-75 win over the fourth seed from the South Division, North Florida, in the day’s first quarterfinal action of the 2003 Peach Belt Conference Tournament at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center in Columbus, Ga.
March 4, 2003
Jaguars Out to Defend Conference Tournament Crown
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Jaguars will be back in a familiar spot when they face North Florida in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Friday, on the campus of Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga.
March 1, 2003
Jaguars Down Pacers In Final Regular Season Game
AIKEN, S.C.--USC Aiken lost its season finale, 77-63, to Augusta State University at "The Courthouse" on Saturday night in Peach Belt Conference men's basketball action. Minda Statkus led the Pacers with a career high 19 points. Patrick Curran led the Jaguars with 19 points of his own. ASU improves to 17-10 overall and 13-6 in the PBC. USCA falls to 5-22 and 4-15 in league play.
February 28, 2003
Peach Belt Basketball Tournaments to Return to Augusta State
AUGUSTA, GA. -- The Peach Belt Conference announced that the 2004 and 2005 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be played at Augusta State University in Augusta, Ga. Commissioner Marvin Vanover made the announcement from the conference office, also located in Augusta. The tournament will return to the George Christenberry Fieldhouse for the first time since 1995 after ASU hosted the first four consecutive PBC Tournaments.
February 26, 2003
North Florida Notches Road Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- North Florida picked up a pair of key road wins over Augusta State Wednesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Senior Night.
February 22, 2003
Augusta State Sweeps Francis Marion
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State clinched its fifth consecutive Peach Belt Conference North Division title and head coach Gary Tuell garnered his 100th win on the ASU sidelines as the Jaguars completed a sweep of Francis Marion with an 88-78 victory Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars dismantled the FMU Lady Patriots 64-40 in the opener of the doubleheader.
February 20, 2003
Peach Belt Basketball Championship Games to be Televised
AUGUSTA, GA -- For the first time, the Peach Belt Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament championship games will be televised. The games will be broadcast by CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast) on a tape-delayed basis on Tuesday, March 11.
February 19, 2003
ASU Falls to Kennesaw State in PBC Basketball Action
KENNESAW, Ga. - The Kennesaw State Owls swept ASU in Peach Belt Conference basketball action Wednesday night at Landrum Centre in Kennesaw, GA. The Lady Jags fell 80-72, while the men's team lost 81-57.
February 15, 2003
ASU Takes Homecoming Sweep Of Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars clinched the Peach Belt Conference's North Division title for the first time since 1994-95 when they downed Lander 80-67 Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory, combined with USC Aiken's 56-52 loss at Georgia College & State, puts ASU five games ahead of USCA with only four games remaining in the regular season.
February 12, 2003
Augusta knocks off UNCP men in hoops action, 69-62
Pembroke, N.C. - Behind 14 points from former Brave David Siebrands, the Augusta State University Jaguars defeated home-standing UNC Pembroke by a 69-62 score Wednesday night in the Jones Athletic Complex. Augusta improves to 14-8 overall, 9-4 in conference play. The Braves remain winless on the season and now stand at 0-22, 0-13 in the PBC.
February 8, 2003
Siebrands, Harriman Combine for 28 in Win Over USC Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC – USC Spartanburg hosted Augusta State in the G.B. Hodge Center in a battle for first place in the North Division of the Peach Belt Conference. The Jaguars, winners of the division the last four years, used key three-point shooting in the second half to record a 68-63 victory over the Rifles to stay atop the division.
February 5, 2003
Augusta State Splits With Armstrong Atlantic
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State women's basketball team opened the second half on a 17-4 run to blow open a close game and defeat Augusta State, 86-53, in a Peach Belt Conference game on Wednesday evening at Alumni Arena. Augusta State came back to earn a split in the doubleheader by holding off the AASU men, 59-55.
February 1, 2003
Jaguars Settle For Split With Clayton State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Clayton State's Jerry Edwards hit a free throw with three seconds left and Augusta State could not get off a shot attempt at the buzzer as the Lakers escaped Saturday night with a 61-58 Peach Belt Conference victory over ASU in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.
January 29, 2003
Jaguars, Lady Jags fall short in pair of upset bids
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- John Thomas' thunderous dunk with three seconds remaining lifted seventh-ranked Columbus State to a thrilling 67-65 victory over Augusta State and staved off an upset bid by the Jaguars Wednesday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.
January 27, 2003
Harriman Named PBC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior guard Chris Harriman was named the Peach Belt Conference's men's basketball Player-of-the-Week on Monday, the first ASU player to receive the honor this season.
January 25, 2003
The Butler Did It as ASU Clips Francis Marion 64-62
FLORENCE, SC – Junior swingman Ben Butler scored 15 points on five three-point field goals, including one with 55 seconds left that snapped a 60-60 deadlock and helped lift Augusta State University to a 64-62 win over Francis Marion University in Peach Belt Conference men’s action Saturday afternoon (Jan. 25).
January 22, 2003
Jaguars down Lander Senators in Peach Belt Action
GREENWOOD----Chris Harriman scored a game-high 27 points, while teammates Jermale Wilkerson and Ben Butler, added 15 each to lead the Augusta State men's basketball team to an 83-65 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander Wednesday night in Horne Arena. Augusta State improves to 10-6 overall and 6-2 in the PBC, while Lander slips to 2-12, 0-7.
January 18, 2003
ASU Sweeps UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Six players scored in double figures as Augusta State completed a Peach Belt Conference sweep with a 103-56 rout of UNC Pembroke Saturday afternoon at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars won the opener, downing UNCP 63-47 behind a career-high 17 points from freshman Julie Robbins.
January 15, 2003
ASU Splits With Kennesaw State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Kennesaw State held off a pair of late Augusta State charges to take a hard-fought 65-63 and earn a split in the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Wednesday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Lady Jaguars knocked off KSU in the opener 59-54.
January 13, 2003
Jags Fall to Columbus State in Overtime, 71-68
Columbus, GA--For the second game in a row the Columbus State Cougars had to go to overtime, and for the second game in a row they came away with a win, downing Augusta State 71-68 at Lumpkin Center Monday night. The win was the 12th in a row for CSU, setting a new school mark for consecutive wins.
January 11, 2003
Jaguars Sweep Georgia College & State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior point guard Ernesia Wideman poured in a career-high 30 points as the Lady Jags took a 85-76 victory over Georgia College & State University Saturday night in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The ASU men's squad completed the Peach Belt Conference sweep by downing the Bobcats 71-60 behind senior forward David Siebrands's game-high 23 points.
January 8, 2003
ASU Sweeps USC Spartanburg
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State used a pair of strong second halves to earn a sweep of USC Spartanburg in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Wednesday night at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.
January 4, 2003
Augusta State Earns Split In City Classic
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Jermale Wilkerson scored 18 points to lead the Jaguars to a 74-58 victory over Paine College Saturday night in "The City Classic" at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory -- ASU's fourth straight -- earned the Jaguars a split in the annual "City Classic." Paine knocked off the Lady Jaguars 39-38 despite a game-high 22 points from ASU senior forward Sabrina Jones.
January 2, 2003
Augusta State Takes On Paine In "The City Classic"
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State closes out its non-conference schedule Saturday night when ASU hosts cross-town rival Paine College in "The City Classic" at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. Game time for the women's game is set for 6:00 p.m., while the men's teams are scheduled to meet at 8:00 p.m.
December 30, 2002
Augusta State Wins Third Straight
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State used a torrid second-half shooting performance to down Winston-Salem State 81-67 Monday night in a non-conference matchup at George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory -- the third straight for Augusta State -- avenged ASU's 87-80 double overtime loss at Winston-Salem State on Monday, Dec. 16.
December 20, 2002
ASU Topples Catawba in Lopsided Winb
Aiken, SC -- The Jaguars came out on the winning end of a lopsided game Friday night, crushing Catawba 97-60 and bringing their season record back to .500 at 4-4. The game was part of the Christmas Classic Tournament, played at The Courthouse on the campus of USC Aiken.
December 19, 2002
Jaguars Rebound With Win Over Belmont Abbey
Aiken, SC --After losing to Winston-Salem in an 87-80 double overtime loss on Monday, the Jaguars bounced back with a 75-67 win over Belmont Abbey Thursday night at the USC Aiken Christmas Classic. The win brings ASU's record to 3-4 on the season, one game under. 500.
December 16, 2002
Rams Win Second In A Row In Double Overtime Thriller
Winston-Salem, NC - Augusta State senior guard Chris Harriman scored a season-high 21 points, yet it wasn't enough as the Jags battled Winston-Salem State into double overtime before falling 87-80 Monday night in the CD Gaines Center.
December 14, 2002
ASU Falls to West Georgia 74-67
Augusta State's men's basketball team saw their record dip to below .500 with a close 74-67 loss to West Georgia on the road Saturday night. With the loss, ASU's record falls to 2-3.
December 4, 2002
Jaguars Move to 2-0 in Peach Belt Play With Win Over Ospreys
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The University of North Florida men's basketball team dropped a defensive struggle to Augusta State Wednesday night, falling for the first time in Peach Belt Conference play, 62-54 at the UNF Arena.
November 30, 2002
Augusta State Sweeps USC Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State doubled up USC Aiken 42-21 in the second half to give the Jaguars a 69-48 victory over the Pacers Saturday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both teams. The victory was the first of the season for ASU (1-2, 1-0), while USCA drops to 0-4, 0-1
November 27, 2002
West Georgia Drops ASU, 79-74
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- West Georgia Head Coach Ed Murphy notched his 400th career win as the Braves -- ranked 17th in the nation -- held off a second-half Augusta State comeback to take a 79-74 non-conference victory Wednesday night in the Jags' home opener in George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse.
November 22, 2002
Carson Newman Knocks Off Jags in Season Opener
The 2002-03 men's basketball season got off to a rocky start for the Jaguars, as they fell to Carson Newman by a final of 100-83. With the loss, ASU falls to 0-1 on the season, while Carson Newman, ranked 10th in the Division II Bulletin preseason poll, improve to 1-0.
November 18, 2002
ASU Takes Exhibition 94-82 Over Wingfoots
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior Patrick Curran scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Jaguars to a 94-82 exhibition victory over the Akron Wingfoots Friday night at the ASU Athletic Complex.
November 14, 2002
Jaguars to Make Debut in Exhibition Basketball Friday
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men's basketball team will open its 2002-03 season Friday night when the Jaguars take on the Akron Wingfoots in an exhibition matchup at 7:30 p.m. in the ASU Athletic Complex.
October 15, 2002
Jaguars Ranked Third in Men's Basketball PBC Poll
AUGUSTA, GA. - For the second straight year, the Columbus State Cougars have been selected the preseason favorite to win the PBC Championship, according to a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches. The Cougars received six first-place votes and three second-place votes to secure the top spot.
October 14, 2002
ASU Ready To Hit The Hardwood
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 2002-03 campaign will represent a new challenge for Augusta State Head Coach Gary Tuell and his Jaguar coaching staff. For starters, the Jags don’t have any. ASU must replace all five regulars from last season’s 22-8 squad that won the Peach Belt North Division title and PBC Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional.