2006-07 Men's Basketball News

June 12, 2007
Brown Inks With ASU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men's basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday that Virginia prep product Caleb Brown will join the Jaguar program for the Fall, 2007 semester.

June 6, 2007
Jags Add To Class
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday that Virginia prep product Tye Beal will join the Jaguar program for the Fall, 2007 semester.

June 5, 2007
Jags Ink Wright
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday that Tom Wright has signed a national letter-of-intent to play for the Jaguars. He will join the program for the Fall, 2007 semester.

June 5, 2007
ASU's Howard Travels Down Under
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Demetrius Howard recently returned from Australia where he helped lead the United States to its second consecutive gold medal in the 2007 Arafura Games.

May 3, 2007
Metress Garners Honor From NABC
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress has been named the South Atlantic Region Coach Of The Year, according to a recent announcement from the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches).

May 2, 2007
Jaguars Net Winthrop Transfer
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday the addition of Jason Killeen to the men’s basketball program.

April 12, 2007
ASU's Bowman Selected All-American
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman has been named an NABC All-American, according to a recent announcement from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

March 28, 2007
Bowman Tabbed State Player Of The Year
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman has been named the State of Georgia’s Men’s College Player of the Year.

March 27, 2007
ASU's Booth Captures Hootie Title
AWENDAW, S.C. -- Augusta State’s Wallace Booth fired a final-round, six-under 65 Tuesday to capture The Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club just outside of Charleston.

March 11, 2007
Wingate Upsets Augusta State, 79-78; Advances To Championship
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Sean Barnette’s layup with 19 seconds left and Shaun Kirkland’s blocked shot as time expired propelled the Wingate Bulldogs into the championship game of the NCAA South Atlantic regional 79-78 over the top-seeded Augusta State Jaguars on Sunday in Augusta.

March 10, 2007
Augusta State Races Past Vikings, 79-53
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The top-seeded and No. 18-ranked host Augusta State men's basketball team used another sizzling start to a second half to down No. 8-seed Elizabeth City State, 79-53, in the first round of the 2007 NCAA DII South Atlantic Regional at the George A. Christenberry Fieldhouse on Saturday evening.

March 7, 2007
Jags' Bowman Tabbed All-Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The honors continued to roll in for Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman Wednesday when the Jaguars’ leading scorer was named to the Daktronics All-South Atlantic Region first team.

March 7, 2007
Jags No. 18 In Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will enter the NCAA Tournament as the No. 18 team in the nation when the Jaguars (23-6) host the NCAA South Atlantic Regional this weekend in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

March 4, 2007
ASU Finalizes Regional Details
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will play host to its first-ever NCAA postseason event this weekend when the Jaguars compete in the Division II South Atlantic Regional in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

March 4, 2007
ASU To Host NCAA South Atlantic Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 2001-02 season and will host the South Atlantic Regional March 10, 11 and 13 in Christenberry Fieldhouse, the NCAA announced Sunday night.

March 3, 2007
Lakers Strip Jaguars, 72-69
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Clayton State came up with two huge steals in the final seconds, preserving a 72-69 win over Augusta State in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament semfinals Saturday night in Finis Horne Arena.

March 2, 2007
ASU To Host Selection Show Party
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Augusta State will host an NCAA Selection Show on Sunday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) on the Walton Way campus.

March 2, 2007
Jaguars Shoot Down GCSU, 91-82
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Freshman forward Ben Madgen, junior forward AJ Bowman and sophomore center Garret Siler combined for 53 points and 25 rebounds to lead regular-season champion Augusta State to a 91-82 victory over Georgia College & State Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament at Finis Horne Arena.

February 28, 2007
Jags Remain Atop Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the fourth straight week, Augusta State is ranked No. 1 in the South Atlantic Regional poll.

February 27, 2007
Jags No. 17 In Latest Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball program established another first Tuesday when the Jaguars came in 17th in the latest NABC/Division II Coaches Poll.

February 27, 2007
Jaguars Make It A Clean Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For just the third time in the 17-year history of the Peach Belt Conference, one institution has swept the Peach Belt Conference’s Men’s Basketball major awards.

February 24, 2007
Hurricanes Sweep ASU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Georgia Southwestern swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Augusta State Saturday afternoon on Senior Day in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The contests marked the end of the regular season for both the ASU men’s and women’s teams.

February 21, 2007
Clayton State Upends No. 8 Jaguars
MORROW, Ga. -- Clayton State jumped out to a big first-half lead and withstood an Augusta State comeback bid to upset the No. 8 Jaguars 70-68 Wednesday night in the Athletics & Fitness Center.

February 21, 2007
Jaguars Remain Atop Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the third straight week, Augusta State is ranked No. 1 in the South Atlantic Regional poll.

February 20, 2007
Jaguars Rise To Eighth In Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State earned its second-highest national ranking in school history Tuesday when the Jaguars came in eighth in the latest NABC Division II Coaches Poll.

February 17, 2007
ASU Sweeps UNCP On Homecoming
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State posted its sixth consecutive Peach Belt Conference doubleheader sweep at home Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 14, 2007
Lucky 13 For No. 10 Jaguars
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Augusta State captured the Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship Wednesday night with a 102-91 Peach Belt Conference victory over Columbus State in the Lumpkin Center.

February 13, 2007
Jags Vault To 10th In Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In the midst of the second-longest winning streak in school history, Augusta State moved up to No. 10 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the latest NABC Top 25 poll.

February 10, 2007
Jags Snag PBC Road Sweep
AMERICUS, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a road doubleheader from Peach Belt Conference-newcomer Georgia Southwestern Saturday afternoon.

February 7, 2007
ASU Streaks Past Lakers
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Clayton State Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The sweep is the fifth straight at home for the ASU men’s and women’s squads since Jan. 13.

February 6, 2007
Jags Move Up In National Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Riding the momentum of a 10-game winning streak, Augusta State moved up to No. 16 on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the latest NABC Top 25 poll.

February 5, 2007
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Slated
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day during Wednesday evening’s Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with Clayton State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 3, 2007
ASU Stretches Streak To Ten
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Lander Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 31, 2007
No. 21 ASU Wins Ninth Straight
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Armstrong Atlantic State Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 30, 2007
Jags Crack National Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball program earned its first national ranking in 30 seasons Tuesday when the Jaguars came in at No. 21 in the latest NABC Top 25 poll.

January 30, 2007
Bowman Snags Third PBC Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week Tuesday afternoon, according to an announcement from the league office.

January 29, 2007
ASU To Host "Millionaire For A Day" Contest
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host a “Millionaire For A Day” contest during Wednesday’s Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with Armstrong Atlantic State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 27, 2007
ASU's Tyrekus "AJ" Bowman In Sports Illustrated
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men’s basketball junior forward Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman, the Jaguars’ leading scorer and the leading scorer in the Peach Belt Conference, is featured in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated in “Faces In The Crowd”.

January 27, 2007
Jags Net PBC Road Sweep
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Augusta State junior forward Tyrekus Bowman and freshman forward Ben Madgen each scored 15 points as the Jaguars used a 25-9 advantage at the free throw line to claim a 79-63 Peach Belt Conference win over Francis Marion Saturday afternoon in the Smith University Center.

January 25, 2007
Jags Ranked Third In Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Riding the momentum of a seven-game winning streak, Augusta State is ranked third in the first South Atlantic Region poll of the 2006-07 regular season, released Thursday morning by the NCAA.

January 24, 2007
Jaguars Sweep GCSU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Georgia College & State Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 23, 2007
Jag Card Night At Christenberry
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- One Augusta State University student will win $250 when the Jaguars take on Georgia College & State on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 20, 2007
Jags Sweep North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Tyrekus "AJ" Bowman scored 20 points to lead the Jaguars to their sixth straight win Saturday afternoon, a 75-58 Peach Belt Conference victory at North Georgia in Memorial Hall. The win lifts ASU to 14-3 overall and 6-0 in PBC play.

January 17, 2007
Jags Knock Off No. 21 Armstrong Atlantic
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Jaguars to their fifth straight win Wednesday night, an 83-74 Peach Belt Conference victory at No. 21 Armstrong Atlantic State in Alumni Arena.

January 15, 2007
Siler Named PBC's POTW
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Garret Siler was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week Monday afternoon, according to an announcement from the league office.

January 13, 2007
Jags Sweep USC Upstate
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from USC Upstate Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 11, 2007
ASU To Host Alumni Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will honor past men’s and women’s basketball standouts during the Jaguars’ doubleheader Saturday afternoon against Peach Belt Conference foe USC Upstate in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 10, 2007
ASU Earns PBC Road Split
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Augusta State sophomore center Garret Siler scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Jaguars to an 83-70 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia College and State Wednesday night in Centennial Center.

January 8, 2007
Jags' Bowman Tabbed By PBC
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week, according to an announcement Monday afternoon from the league office.

January 6, 2007
ASU Sprints Past Pacers
AIKEN, S.C. -- Augusta State (10-3, 2-0 PBC) continued their recent dominance of the series against rival USC Aiken (6-8, 1-1 PBC), ending the first half on a 33-8 run and downing the host Pacers 89-70 Saturday night in men’s Peach Belt Conference action.

January 4, 2007
Jags Earn Split With CSU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State rallied for an 81-75 victory over Columbus State Thursday night as the Jaguars earned a split of their Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The contests marked the opening of the PBC schedule for both ASU and CSU.

January 3, 2007
ASU-USCA To Have National Audience
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at USC Aiken on Saturday, Jan. 6, has been selected by the NCAA for live broadband streaming through CSTV. The women’s game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s contest to follow at 7:30 p.m. Fans can log onto www.NCAAsports.com/DII for the live broadcast.

December 30, 2006
Catawba Halts Jags' Streak
HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba snapped Augusta State’s four-game winning streak Saturday afternoon with a 92-70 victory over the Jaguars in the second day of the Lenoir-Rhyne/Moretz Classic at Shuford Gymnasium.

December 29, 2006
ASU Wins Fourth Straight
HICKORY, N.C. -- Augusta State won its fourth straight game Friday night with an 88-74 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in day one of the Lenoir-Rhyne/Moretz Classic at Shuford Gymnasium.

December 20, 2006
Jags Jack Up Queens, 97-82
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Augusta State scored a season-high 56 points in the second half Tuesday night and defeated Queens 97-82 in Oven’s Gymnasium. ASU’s 97 points also marked a season-high and was the third straight game the Jaguars have set or matched their season high in scoring.

December 17, 2006
Jags Pound Carson-Newman
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State matched its season high in scoring for the second game in a row Sunday afternoon with an 87-67 non-conference victory over Carson-Newman in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 16, 2006
ASU Sweeps Paine
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State pulled off a season sweep of Paine College Saturday evening in a pair of non-conference basketball matchups at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 13, 2006
ASU To Host A "Kids Doing It Right" Afternoon
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics and the Jaguar men’s basketball team will sponsor a “Kids Doing It Right” afternoon during the Jaguars’ non-conference matchup with Carson-Newman on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 11, 2006
Jags' Bowman Tabbed By PBC
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior forward Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Player-of-the-Week, according to an announcement Monday afternoon from the league office.

December 9, 2006
Jags Stage Comeback, Then Fall In OT
DURHAM, N.C. -- Augusta State junior forward Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman scored a career-high 33 points and sparked a late comeback Saturday vs. Cheyney in the Hilton RTP Classic, but it wasn’t enough as the Jaguars fell 81-77 in McClendon-McDougald Gym on the campus of UNC Central.

December 8, 2006
Jags Fall On The Road in OT
DURHAM, N.C. -- Augusta State’s Ben Madgen and Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman combined for 53 points Friday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Jaguars fell 77-76 in overtime to North Carolina Central in the Hilton RTP Classic at McLendon-McDougald Gym on the campus of UNC Central.

December 5, 2006
Jags Power Way Past Queens
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior forward Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman tallied a season-high 23 points Tuesday night, leading the Jaguars to a 78-66 non-conference victory over previously undefeated Queens in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 29, 2006
Used Car Night Returns
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host its second “Used Car Night” during the men’s basketball home opener on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

November 27, 2006
Jags Sweep DH From Paine
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State swept a pair of non-conference matchups from cross-town rival Paine College Monday night at Carter Gymnasium.

November 21, 2006
Jags Pick Up Second Straight Road Win
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Augusta State picked up a 70-64 non-conference road win over Benedict Tuesday night in the B.E. Mayes HRC.

November 18, 2006
Bowman Sparks ASU, 73-58
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn -- Augusta State junior forward Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman tallied a game-high 22 points, including 17 in the second half, as the Jaguars caught fire after halftime and opened the 2006-07 with a 73-58 road victory Saturday night over Carson-Newman at Holt Fieldhouse.

November 4, 2006
Cavaliers Get Past ASU, 78-63
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia downed Augusta State 78-63 Saturday night in an exhibition matchup at John Paul Jones Arena. The contest was the first-ever event held in the Cavaliers’ new state-of-the-art facility.

November 1, 2006
Jaguars Fall To GW
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- George Washington edged Augusta State 81-72 Wednesday night in an exhibition matchup at the Smith Center.

October 31, 2006
ASU Visits Nation's Capital
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball team will make its 2006-07 debut on Wednesday when the Jaguars take on George Washington in an exhibition contest at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles E. Smith Athletic Center in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2006
ASU Returns To The Hardwood
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When Augusta State takes the court Sunday for its first official practice of the 2006-07 season, one of the Jaguars’ first items of business will be identifying exactly who will run the team.

September 25, 2006
McKinlay Joins ASU Staff
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Robbie McKinlay has joined the Augusta State men’s basketball coaching staff, according to an announcement Monday from Jaguar head coach Dip Metress.

September 6, 2006
Jags Set 2006-07 Hoops Slate
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Eleven home games highlight the 2006-07 Augusta State men’s basketball schedule, according to an announcement Wednesday from head coach Dip Metress.

August 22, 2006
Former Jaguar Inks Contract
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former Augusta State men's basketball standout Dean Brebner has signed a professional contract with the NBL's South Dragons, according to a recent announcement from the club.

July 24, 2006
Dixon Named To All-Star Squad
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State men's basketball signee Daniel Dixon recently participated in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game in Hampton, Va.