2004-05 Men's Basketball News

May 11, 2005
Dobbins Signs With Augusta State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head basketball coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday that Terrell Dobbins has signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Jaguars beginning in the fall of 2005. He is the second player to ink during the spring signing period with the Jaguars, who completed their first season under Metress in March.

April 21, 2005
Granderson Inks With Jags
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head basketball coach Dip Metress announced Thursday that Kendall Granderson has signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Jaguars beginning in the fall of 2005. He is the first player to ink during the spring signing period with the Jaguars, who completed their first season under Metress last month.

March 5, 2005
USC Upstate Knocks Off ASU In PBC Tournament Semifinals
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In an emotionally-charged atmosphere here Saturday night, USC Upstate advanced to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game by upending host Augusta State 79-63.

March 5, 2005
ASU's Tovey named Freshman of the Year
AUGUSTA, GA -- The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2004-05 men’s basketball All-Conference team at an awards banquet from the 2005 PBC Tournament in Augusta, GA. Columbus State’s Yandel Brown was named the PBC Player of the Year while Augusta State’s Cameron Tovey was named the Freshman of the Year. USC Upstate’s Eddie Payne was named the Coach of the Year.

March 4, 2005
Augusta State Upends Clayton State, 67-53
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State got 23 points each from Cameron Tovey and Karim Telfer here Friday night to knock off Clayton State 67-53 and advance to the semifinal round of the 2005 Peach Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The Jaguars, 19-10, will face USC Upstate on Saturday at 8 PM.

March 2, 2005
Telfer's Three Lifts Augusta State Past GC&SU, 75-73
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Junior guard Karim Telfer drilled a three-point field goal with 1.6 seconds left to give Augusta State University a 75-73 win over upset-minded Georgia College & State University, Wednesday night (March 2) in a first-round game of the Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball tournament.

February 26, 2005
Jags Stretch Winning Streak To Six
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State freshman Cameron Tovey scored a career-high 22 points on Senior Night as the Jaguars held off Francis Marion 59-53 in Peach Belt Conference action Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 23, 2005
Augusta State Defeats Pacers, 81-62
AIKEN, S.C.-- Augusta State shot 70.8 percent in the second half and 62.8 percent for the game as the Jaguars beat the Pacers, 81-62, tonight at “The Courthouse” in Aiken, S.C. USCA (6-19, 2-13 PBC), playing its final home game of the 2004-05 season, was led by Josh Geyer’s 15 points. Cameron Tovey and Roberto Aufiero each netted 17 points for ASU (16-10, 9-6 PBC).

February 19, 2005
Jags Split With Clayton State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State rallied from a 15-point, halftime deficit Saturday night to defeat Clayton State 65-59 on Homecoming and earn a split in the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the the Lakers at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 16, 2005
Jags Run Past Braves, 67-40
Pembroke, N.C. – Augusta State's men's basketball team held UNC Pembroke to just 19 second-half points in Wednesday night basketball action, picking up a 67-40 PBC win in the Jones Center. ASU improves to 14-10 on the year and 7-6 in the Peach Belt. The Braves fall to 3-21 overall, 1-12 in conference play.

February 12, 2005
Jags Hold Off Patriot Men For 66-52 Win
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Junior guard Jason Mills scored 15 points to lead five Augusta State players in double figures as the Jaguars claimed a 66-52 Peach Belt Conference victory over Francis Marion, Saturday afternoon in men’s play.

February 9, 2005
Jags Sweep USC Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior guard Brandi Hollingsworth nailed a 25-foot heave at the buzzer Wednesday night to lift the Lady Jaguars to a thrilling 50-49 come-from-behind victory over USC Aiken Wednesday evening in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 5, 2005
GC&SU Sweeps ASU in Peach Belt Basketball Doubleheader
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Ronnie Dennis hit a short jumper with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift Georgia College & State University to a thrilling 69-68 victory over visiting Augusta State University Saturday night in the Centennial Center. GC&SU swept the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader as Lady Bobcat freshman Ashley Williams scored a career high 19 points to lead the home team to a 74-59 victory over ASU in the opener.

February 2, 2005
Jags Upset No. 8 USC Upstate
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior point guard Karim Telfer poured in a career-high 30 points to lead the Jaguars to an 83-70 victory over eighth-ranked USC Upstate Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The victory is the third for ASU against a nationally-ranked opponent in 2005.

January 30, 2005
Columbus State Defeats ASU, 82-72 in Conference Action
Columbus, Ga. -- Yandel Brown hit 10 of 18 shots and scored 33 points Sunday to lead Columbus State to a 82-72 win over Augusta State in Peach Belt Conference basketball at the Lumpkin Center. Brown, the nation's leading scorer, also hit 4-6 three-point attempts and 9-14 free-throws on the day.

January 26, 2005
Lander Men Defeat ASU, 68-61
GREENWOOD – J.T. Greene hit two key three-pointers as the Lander Bearcats survived a second-half scoring drought from the field of more than nine minutes and beat Augusta State 68-61 in a Peach Belt Conference game Wednesday night at Horne Arena.

January 22, 2005
ASU, Kennesaw State Split
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State rallied from a 16-point, second-half deficit to upset No. 9 Kennesaw State 55-51 Saturday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 19, 2005
Long Lifts USC Upstate Over Augusta State
Spartanburg , SC – A heated battle between USC Upstate and Augusta State ended in a runaway victory for the Spartans as Charleston Long had a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds to lift USC Upstate over visiting Augusta State 70-52 Wednesday night in the G.B. Hodge Center .

January 15, 2005
Jags Sweep North Florida
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior guard Andrea McCurry connected on a 15-foot jumper with :01 remaining to lift the Lady Jaguars to a 49-47 victory over North Florida Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 14, 2005
ASU To Host North Florida Saturday
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State hosts North Florida for the final time in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Game time is 2:00 p.m. for the women's matchup, with the men's contest slated to start at 4:00 p.m.

January 12, 2005
ASU Splits With Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Lander knocked off Augusta State 72-55 Wednesday night, salvaging a split of the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader and snapping a seven-game losing streak at the hands of the Jaguars. In the opener, ASU held the Lady Bearcats to just 32.1 percent shooting and got 19 points from junior forward Eva Vodrazkova in a 58-49 victory.

January 11, 2005
Augusta State To Honor Local Prep Teams
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will recognize a pair of stellar high school football programs for their efforts in the 2004 season during Wednesday’s Peach Belt Conference doubleheader between ASU and Lander.

January 8, 2005
Armstrong Atlantic State Sweeps ASU in Basketball Action
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong Atlantic State men's basketball squad won its sixth straight game with a 60-53 Peach Belt Conference victory over visiting Augusta State, completing a doubleheader sweep of the Jaguars at Alumni Arena on Saturday evening. The AASU women scored a 55-51 victory over the Lady Jaguars in the first game of the day.

January 5, 2005
ASU Sweeps UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Lady Jaguars pulled out a 51-48 victory over UNC Pembroke and the Jaguar men’s squad completed the doubleheader sweep with an 83-49 victory over the Braves Wednesday night in the Peach Belt Conference opener for both schools in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 2, 2005
Jags Knock Off No. 16 West Georgia
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State jumped out to a 43-16 halftime lead over 16th-ranked West Georgia Sunday at Christenberry Fieldhouse and went on to close out its non-conference schedule with an 82-63 victory over the Braves.

December 30, 2004
Hot Shooting Does In ASU
HICKORY, N.C. -- Augusta State placed five players in double figures, yet it wasn't enough to overcome Tusculum's blazing shooting as the Pioneers defeated ASU 92-76 Thursday in the second day of the Lenoir-Rhyne/Moretz Sports Tournament at Shuford Gymnasium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne College.

December 29, 2004
Jaguars Down Lenoir-Rhyne
HICKORY, N.C. -- Augusta State freshman forward Cameron Tovey scored a season and career-high 20 points to lead the Jaguars to a 71-59 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne at Shuford Gymnasium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne College in the first day of the Lenoir-Rhyne/Moretz Sports Tournament.

December 18, 2004
Telfer's Career Effort Paces Jags
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Junior point guard Karim Telfer poured in a career-high 27 points Saturday to lead Augusta State to a 70-52 non-conference victory over Winston-Salem State at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 11, 2004
ASU Falls To Georgia Southern, 99-66
STATESBORO, Ga. – Six different Georgia Southern players scored in double figures as the Eagles defeated Augusta State 99-66 in non-conference action at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday evening.

December 6, 2004
Behind Telfer's 17 Points, Jags Edge Paine 56-50 In Overtime
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State outlasted Paine in a defensive struggle Monday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse, capturing a 56-50 overtime victory and a sweep over Paine in the nightcap of the City Classic.

December 2, 2004
Jaguars Fall to West Georgia, 83-52
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Augusta State men's basketball team fell to undefeated West Georgia 83-52 in non-conference road action Thursday evening at the HPE Building. The loss brings the Jags' record to 3-2 on the season, while the Braves improve to 6-0.

November 29, 2004
Jaguars Take Home Opener
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Junior guard Jason Mills scored a career-high 23 points Monday night to lead Augusta State to a 64-56 non-conference victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in front of a crowd of 1,898 at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The contest marked the home opener for the Jaguars, and the home debut of first-year head coach Dip Metress.

November 23, 2004
Jags Fall To Benedict, 59-56
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Augusta State suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, falling to Benedict College 59-56 in road basketball action. The loss brings the Jaguars record to 2-1 on the young season, while Benedict improves to 1-1.

November 23, 2004
ASU Makes Smith First Signee
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head basketball coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday that Xavier Smith has signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Jaguars beginning in the fall of 2005. He is the first early signee for Metress, in his first season at the helm of the ASU men’s basketball program.

November 21, 2004
Jaguars Hammer Carver, 115-47
AIKEN, S.C. -- Augusta State placed six players in double figures and set four new school records Sunday in a 115-47 rout of Carver Bible College in the ConocoPhillips Tip-Off Classic at "The Courthouse" on the campus of USC Aiken.

November 20, 2004
ASU Begins Metress Era With 65-58 Victory
AIKEN, S.C. -- Augusta State officially opened the Dip Metress era in winning fashion Saturday, defeating Carson-Newman 65-58 in the ConocoPhillips Tip-Off Classic at "The Courthouse" on the campus of USC Aiken.

November 19, 2004
Jags, Lady Jags Set To Tip Off Seasons
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men's and women's 2004-05 basketball seasons get underway this weekend in the ConocoPhillips Classic on the campus of USC Aiken.

November 5, 2004
ASU Edges The Citadel 57-51 In Basketball Exhibition
CHARLESTON, S.C.---Forwards Dean Brebner and Cameron Tovey both scored nine points to lead Augusta State past The Citadel 57-51 in a preseason exhibition basketball game Thursday night in McAlister Field House.

November 5, 2004
Jaguars Headed To Atlanta
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball program takes a break from its preseason practice schedule Friday when the Jaguars travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia State in an exhibition game at 2 p.m. The game will mark the first contest for the Jaguars under head coach Dip Metress.

November 5, 2004
ASU Falls To Georgia State In Exhibition Matchup
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Augusta State opened its exhibition basketball season with a 65-52 loss to Georgia State in a Friday afternoon game at the GSU Sports Arena. The panthers built a 20-point lead in the first half and maintained that until the final four minutes as their 63-41 lead dwindled to the final margin.

November 3, 2004
"Used Car Night" At Christenberry
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State University will host its first “Used Car Night” during the men’s basketball season opener on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

October 15, 2004
Jaguars Hit The Hardwood
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball program takes to the practice floor for the first time under new head coach Dip Metress Friday afternoon when the Jaguars open their preseason practice schedule.

August 27, 2004
Jaguars Set 2004-05 Hoops Slate
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A December 11 matchup with in-state foe Georgia Southern highlights the 2004-05 Augusta State men’s basketball schedule, according to an announcement today from Jaguar head coach Dip Metress.