2010-11 Men's Basketball News

August 30, 2011
Quarles Named To Jaguar Staff
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Former Augusta State guard Jamie Quarles has returned to his alma mater as assistant men’s basketball coach, according to an announcement Tuesday from head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress.

July 11, 2011
Jaguars Add Boyce To Mix
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Monday the fourth addition to the Jaguar program for the 2011-12 season.

July 8, 2011
ASU Hoops Inks Thomas
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Friday the third addition to the Jaguar program for the 2011-12 season.

June 23, 2011
Manning To Join Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Thursday the second addition to the Jaguar program for the 2011-12 season.

June 21, 2011
Cameron Inks With Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday the first addition to the Jaguar program for the 2011-12 season.

March 21, 2011
Jags’ Johnson Named All-American
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s George Johnson has been named an All-American by The National Association of Basketball Coaches. The NABC made the official announcement Monday of the 16-member 2011 State Farm® Coaches’ All-America team from the association’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

March 21, 2011
ASU’s Ndongo Tabbed With Academic Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Franck Ndongo was recently cited for his efforts off the basketball court when he was selected to the Peach Belt Conference’s All-Academic squad.

March 17, 2011
ASU Trio Honored By NABC
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head coach Dip Metress has been selected the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Southeast District Coach-Of-The-Year while seniors George Johnson and Franck Ndongo have each been named to the NABC All-District team.

March 15, 2011
Southeast Regional Championship Game Tickets Available Online
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tickets for tonight’s NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional Championship Game at 7:00 p.m., between the Augusta State Jaguars and the Anderson Trojans are currently available online and will continue until 5:00 p.m. today.

March 15, 2011
Anderson Advances to Elite Eight with Dramatic Overtime Win Over Augusta State
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Taylor Shugart scored 14 points and blocked the potential game-tying shot with two seconds left in overtime to give seventh-seeded Anderson a dramatic 75-73 win over top-seeded Augusta State in the championship game of the 2011 NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional.

March 13, 2011
Johnson’s Career-High 31 Points Lead ASU Back to Championship Game
AUGUSTA, Ga. – George Johnson matched his career high with 31 points, the most ever by an Augusta State player in an NCAA Tournament game, and Franck Ndongo had his second straight double-double of the tournament to lead the top-seeded Jaguars to a 71-60 victory over fourth-seeded Queens in the semifinals of the NCAA Southeast Regional.

March 12, 2011
Top-Seeded Augusta State Tops UNC Pembroke, 80-66
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Franck Ndongo racked up game highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds and George Johnson added 22 points to lead top-seeded Augusta State to an 80-66 victory over eighth-seeded UNC Pembroke in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

March 9, 2011
ASU’s Johnson Earns Region Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior George Johnson was named to the Daktronics First Team All-Southeast Region squad on Wednesday.

March 8, 2011
Somewhere In Augusta Hosts Jaguars Regional Rally
AUGUSTA, Ga. - On Thursday March 10, 2011 Somewhere in Augusta will host a “Jaguars Regional Rally” meet and greet for the Augusta State University Men’s Basketball team starting at 6 p.m.

March 8, 2011
Jaguars No. 3 In Final Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State climbed two spots up to No. 3 in the national rankings Tuesday in the 15th and final NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

March 6, 2011
ASU Tabbed To Host Fifth Straight Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will play host to its fifth consecutive NCAA Southeast Regional on March 12, 13 and 15, according to an announcement late Sunday night from the NCAA national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 6, 2011
Jaguars Claim PBC Tournament Title
AIKEN, S.C. -- Augusta State shot 50 percent in the second half Sunday evening and captured the 2011 Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship with a 76-59 victory over UNC Pembroke in the USCA Convocation Center.

March 5, 2011
Jags Surge Late For Semifinal Win
AIKEN, S.C. -- Augusta State used a late 12-0 spurt to pull away from West No. 2 seed Montevallo and register a 61-52 victory Saturday night in the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Championships at the USCA Convocation Center.

March 5, 2011
ASU To Host Selection Show Party
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host an NCAA Tournament Selection Show viewing party on Sunday evening, March 6. The gathering will take place in the coffeehouse of the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) on the ASU main campus, located on Walton Way, beginning at 9:00 p.m., Sunday.

March 4, 2011
ASU's Johnson, Ndongo Honored
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s senior duo of George Johnson and Franck Ndongo were each named to the Peach Belt Conference’s first-team, all-league squad during the PBC Championships Awards Banquet Friday night in the USCA Convocation Center.

March 2, 2011
Jags Tighten Grip On Top Spot In Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State remained No. 1 Wednesday in the NCAA’s Southeast Region when the sixth and final region poll of the season was released from the association’s national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

March 1, 2011
Jaguars Hold Steady At No. 5
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State maintained its No. 5 national ranking Tuesday in the 14th NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

March 1, 2011
Second-Half Surge Propels No. 5 Jags, 71-61
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Junior point guard O’Neal Armstrong scored a game-high 18 points Tuesday night to lead East No. 1 seed Augusta State to a 71-61 victory over Francis Marion in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Basketball Championships at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 28, 2011
Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Released by Peach Belt
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A wild 2010-11 men's basketball season came to a dramatic close on Saturday with races in both divisions being decided by the slimmest of margins to decide the eight teams eligible for the 2011 PBC Tournament.

February 26, 2011
No. 5 Jaguars Top Lander, 65-60
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Augusta State placed four players in double figures Saturday afternoon and registered a 65-60 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander in the regular-season finale for both teams in Finis Horne Arena.

February 23, 2011
Jaguars Jump Back Into Top Five
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State climbed to No. 5 Tuesday in the 13th NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

February 23, 2011
Jaguars Move To Top Of Southeast Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State climbed to the top spot Wednesday in the NCAA’s Southeast Region when the fifth region poll of the season was released from the association’s national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 19, 2011
No. 11 Jags Victorious On Senior Day, 66-64
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 3:50 to pull out a 66-64 Homecoming and Senior Day victory over Francis Marion Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse. With the victory, the Jaguars clinched the Peach Belt Conference regular-season championship, their fourth league title in the last five seasons.

February 16, 2011
No. 11 Jags Turn Back Flagler, 68-54
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Franck Ndongo posted his fifth double-double of the season Wednesday night to pace the No. 11 Jaguars to a 68-54 Peach Belt Conference victory over Flagler in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 15, 2011
Jags Land At No. 11 In National Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State slipped to No. 11 Tuesday in the 12th NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

February 12, 2011
ASU's Metress Wins No. 300
MONTEVALLO, Ala. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress earned his 300th career victory Saturday when his Jaguar squad held off Montevallo for a 56-50 Peach Belt Conference road win in BankTrust Arena.

February 10, 2011
Bobcats Pull 73-69 Upset Of No. 7 Jags
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia College’s Nate Hamilton drained two free throws with 7.5 seconds left Thursday night to seal a 73-69 upset over No. 7 Augusta State in Centennial Center.

February 9, 2011
Jags Remain Second In Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State strengthened its postseason chances Wednesday, holding steady at No. 2 in the third NCAA Southeast Region poll of the 2010-11 season, according to a release from the association's national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 8, 2011
Jags Seventh In Nation, ASU Extends Streak To Nation-Best 62 Consecutive Weeks
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State landed at No. 7 Tuesday in the 11th NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

February 7, 2011
Johnson Sparks Jags Past UNCP, 73-54
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State registered its 17th consecutive victory over UNC Pembroke Monday night with a 73-54 Peach Belt Conference win in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 5, 2011
No. 3 Jags Hammer Lander, 85-46
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Sparked by 41 bench points, four Jaguars scored in double figures Saturday afternoon to lead No. 3 Augusta State to a 84-46 Peach Belt Conference victory over the Lander in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 2, 2011
Pacers Upend No. 3 ASU, 74-62
AIKEN, S.C. -- USC Aiken snapped Augusta State’s nine-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 74-62 Peach Belt Conference victory over the third-ranked Jaguars in front of a Convocation Center crowd of 3,363.

February 2, 2011
ASU Remains Second In Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State remained No. 2 in the second NCAA Southeast Region poll of the 2010-11 season released Wednesday afternoon by the association’s national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 1, 2011
Jags Hold Steady At No. 3
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State maintained its spot in the national rankings Tuesday, holding steady at No. 3 in the 10th NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

January 29, 2011
Ndongo Sparks No. 3 Jaguars, 67-48
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State completed a sweep of its three-game homestand Saturday afternoon with a 67-48 Peach Belt Conference win over Columbus State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 28, 2011
Jaguars To Be Honored
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics officials announced Friday the Jaguar men’s basketball program will be recognized during Saturday afternoon’s Peach Belt Conference matchup with Columbus State.

January 27, 2011
No. 3 ASU Bests No. 18 Hurricanes, 68-59
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In a matchup of the Peach Belt Conference’s top two defensive teams, Augusta State senior guard George Johnson sparked the Jaguars to a 68-59 victory over No. 18 Georgia Southwestern on Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 26, 2011
ASU No. 2 In Initial Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State is ranked No. 2 in the NCAA Southeast Region, according to the first region poll of the 2010-11 season released Wednesday afternoon by the association’s national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

January 26, 2011
Limited Number of Tickets Available For Jaguars-Pacers, Part II
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics has a limited number of tickets available for ASU’s Peach Belt Conference matchup at USC Aiken on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the USCA Convocation Center.

January 25, 2011
ASU Maintains No. 3 Spot In National Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State maintained its spot in the national rankings Tuesday, holding steady at No. 3 in the ninth NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

January 24, 2011
ASU Outlasts Pacers In OT, 57-53
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State survived a furious comeback from USC Aiken Monday night and registered a 57-53 overtime victory over the Pacers in Christenberry Fieldhouse in front of the fourth-largest crowd in CFH history.

January 20, 2011
Purser Paces Jags Past Pembroke, 72-54
Augusta State sprinted out to an 11-0 lead over UNC Pembroke Thursday night and registered a 72-54 Peach Belt Conference road win in English E. Jones Center.

January 18, 2011
Jaguars Rise Up To No. 3
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State improved two spots in the national rankings Tuesday, moving up to No. 3 in the eighth NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

January 17, 2011
No. 5 ASU Takes Down No. 24 Blazers
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Five Jaguars scored in double figures Monday night as fifth-ranked Augusta State jumped out to a big first-half lead and registered a 90-74 non-conference victory over No. 24 Valdosta State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 15, 2011
No. 5 Jags Do It With Defense
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Junior guard Tye Beal paced Augusta State with 13 points off the bench Saturday afternoon as the Jaguars topped King College 56-52 in a non-conference matchup at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 13, 2011
ASU Offers Pre-Sale For USCA Tickets
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics announced Thursday that advance ticket sales for the Augusta State-USC Aiken men's and women's basketball doubleheader will begin next week.

January 12, 2011
Jaguars Take Nailbiter, 63-61
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Travis Keels scored on a tip-in with 1.6 seconds left Wednesday night to lift the Jaguars to a thrilling 63-61 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 11, 2011
Jaguars Ranked No. 5, Extend Nation's Longest Streak
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State appeared at No. 5 in the national rankings Tuesday, slipping two spots in the seventh NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

January 8, 2011
Late Rally Lifts Jaguars Over FMU
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Third–ranked Augusta State outscored Francis Marion 13-0 in the final 4:13 Saturday afternoon to stun the Patriots and register a 62-61 Peach Belt Conference victory in Smith University Center.

January 5, 2011
Flagler Upsets No. 3 Jags In OT, 76-70
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Flagler knocked Augusta State from the ranks of the undefeated Wednesday night, upending the third-ranked Jaguars 76-70 in overtime at Flagler Gym.

January 4, 2011
Jags Continue Climb, Up To No. 3
For the sixth straight week, Augusta State has climbed in the national rankings. The Jaguars gained two more spots Tuesday and moved up to No. 3 in the sixth NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

January 3, 2011
Strong Second Half Keys No. 5 ASU, 89-75
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State shot 67 percent in the second half Monday night en route to an 89-75 Peach Belt Conference victory over North Georgia in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 30, 2010
No. 5 Jags Rally Past Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- Augusta State outscored Mount Olive 22-14 in overtime Thursday night and escaped Kornegay Arena with an 86-78 non-conference victory over the Trojans.

December 21, 2010
ASU Moves Up To No. 5
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the fifth straight week, Augusta State has climbed in the national rankings. The Jaguars improved three spots up to No. 5 Tuesday in the fifth NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

December 18, 2010
No. 8 Jags Take Thriller On The Road
MORROW, Ga. -- Tye Beal drained four free throws in the final 30 seconds Saturday night to lift Augusta State to a 58-55 Peach Belt Conference road win over Clayton State in the Athletics and Fitness Center.

December 15, 2010
ASU Heats Up On The Road
HICKORY, N.C. -- Five players scored in double figures as Augusta State remained undefeated with an 88-50 non-conference road win over Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday at Shuford Gymnasium.

December 14, 2010
Jaguars Climb To No. 8
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State moved up in the national rankings Tuesday, improving two spots to No. 8 in the fourth NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

December 11, 2010
No. 10 Jags Run Past Emmanuel, 81-54
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Senior guard Caleb Brown scored a career-high 24 points Saturday to lead Augusta State to an 81-54 non-conference victory over Emmanuel in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 7, 2010
Jaguars Jump To No. 10
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State made a big move in the national rankings Tuesday, vaulting up to No. 10 in the third NABC Coaches poll of the season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

December 4, 2010
ASU Opens PBC Slate With 75-57 Win
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Augusta State jumped out to a double-digit halftime lead and went on to post a 75-57 Peach Belt Conference victory over Armstrong Atlantic State Saturday afternoon in Alumni Arena. The contest marked the start of the conference schedule for both squads.

December 2, 2010
Jaguars Win Seventh Straight
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State improved to 5-0 on the season with a 59-39 non-conference victory over Paine Thursday night in the final men’s college basketball game in historic Carter Gymnasium.

November 30, 2010
Jaguars 18th In NABC Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State moved up to No. 18 Tuesday in the second NABC Coaches poll of the 2010-11 season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

November 24, 2010
No. 20 ASU Rolls Past Life
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State shot 65 percent from the field and improved to 4-0 on the season with a 101-66 victory over Life Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 23, 2010
Jaguars Land At No. 20
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State appeared at No. 20 Tuesday in the first NABC Coaches poll of the 2010-11 season, according to a release from the NABC national office in Kansas City, Mo.

November 23, 2010
ASU Hosts Communities In Schools Night
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host Communities In Schools Night on Wednesday, Nov. 24 when the Jaguars welcome Life University to Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 20, 2010
Jaguars Top Benedict, 65-59
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State outscored visiting Benedict 9-2 over the last three minutes Saturday night and claimed a 65-59 non-conference victory in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 17, 2010
Jaguars Team Up With Chick-fil-A
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball team will be on hand for a Meet-n-Greet on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Washington Road.

November 13, 2010
Jaguars Win At Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Augusta State rallied from an early deficit Saturday afternoon to pick up a 54-41 non-conference victory at Tusculum in the SAC/PBC Challenge in Pioneer Arena.

November 12, 2010
ASU Downs Anderson In Opener
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Augusta State topped Anderson 78-72 Friday afternoon in the South Atlantic Conference/Peach Belt Conference Challenge in Pioneer Arena on the campus of Tusculum College. The non-conference contest marked the season opener for both squads.

November 4, 2010
Jaguars Fall At Georgia, 85-48
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia defeated Augusta State 85-48 in an exhibition matchup Thursday night in Stegeman Coliseum.

October 29, 2010
Jaguars Tabbed Second By PBC
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s basketball squad has been picked to finish second in the Peach Belt Conference in 2010-11, according to a recent release from the league office.

October 26, 2010
Siler To Make NBA Debut
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Former Augusta State All-American Garret Siler has earned an official roster spot with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and will be active for tonight’s season opener at Portland. Game time is slated for 10:00 p.m., Eastern.

October 21, 2010
ASU Continues Reserved Seating Plan
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics announced Thursday the opportunity for Jaguar basketball fans to purchase reserved seating for the upcoming 2010-11 season.

October 14, 2010
Jaguars Hit The Hardwood
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s and women’s basketball programs return to the practice floor for the first time since last March on Friday afternoon.

October 9, 2010
Keeper Wins Jaguar Invitational
EVANS, Ga. -- Augusta State made it a clean sweep Saturday of the Jaguar Invitational at Blanchard Woods Park.

September 2, 2010
Jaguars Finalize 2010-11 Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Fourteen home dates and a Nov. 4 exhibition matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs highlight the 2010-11 Augusta State men’s basketball schedule, Jaguar head coach Dip Metress officially announced Thursday.