2011-12 Men's Basketball News

June 19, 2012
Samuels To Join Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday the signing of Joshua Samuels to a national letter-of-intent. Samuels, the fifth addition to the Jaguar Basketball program, will enroll at ASU for the fall (2012) semester.

June 13, 2012
Graham Signs With Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Wednesday the signing of Michael Graham to a national letter-of-intent. Graham will join the Jaguar Basketball program for the fall, 2012 semester.

April 27, 2012
Christmas In July For Metress, Jags
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Friday the addition of Chad July to the Jaguar Men’s Basketball program.

April 24, 2012
Weems Inks With Jaguars
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced his second signee of the spring signing period Tuesday.

April 19, 2012
Jags Land First Signee
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced his first signee of the spring signing period Thursday.

March 3, 2012
Jags Fall In Semifinals
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Montevallo used a 12-0 run early in the second half to erase a double-digit deficit and register a 63-59 victory over Augusta State in the semifinals of the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Frank G. Lumpkin Center.

March 2, 2012
ASU’s Thomas Sidelined
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State freshman guard Devonte Thomas has been ruled out for the Peach Belt Conference Tournament after suffering a jaw injury in the final game of the regular season.

March 2, 2012
ASU Heats Up Against Bobcats
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Augusta State used a dominating first half performance to push past Georgia College 71-49 Friday afternoon in the second quarterfinal of the Peach Belt Conference Championships at Frank G. Lumpkin Center.

February 29, 2012
Jaguars Eighth In Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State slipped one spot to No. 8 in the third and final NCAA Southeast Regional poll of the regular season, which was released Wednesday afternoon from the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 28, 2012
PBC Awards Roll In For Wright-Nelson
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State’s Devon Wright-Nelson was named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Conference team and designated the league’s Freshman of the Year, the conference office announced via Twitter and Facebook Tuesday.

February 25, 2012
Jaguars Claw Armstrong
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Augusta State closed out the regular season in style Saturday night with a 91-78 Peach Belt Conference road win at Armstrong Atlantic State in Alumni Arena.

February 25, 2012
PBC Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Released
AUGUSTA, GA – The 2012 regular season came to a thrilling end on Saturday night and the Peach Belt Conference has released the bracket for the 2012 Tournament which begins this Friday in Columbus, Ga.

February 22, 2012
ASU Ranked Seventh In Region Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State, despite beating nationally-ranked USC Aiken on February 15, dropped two spots in the NCAA Southeast region poll released Wednesday.

February 22, 2012
Lander Edges Jags In Thriller
GREENWOOD, S.C. – Corey Wright’s layup with three seconds left lifted Lander to a 74-72 Peach Belt Conference victory over Augusta State Wednesday night in Finis Horne Arena.

February 15, 2012
ASU Grabs Huge Win Over No. 23 Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Senior Night and in its final home game of the year, Augusta State held on down the stretch to make it 10 wins in a row at home over rival USC Aiken in a 58-53 Peach Belt Conference victory Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 15, 2012
Jaguars No. 5 In Region Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State cracked the initial NCAA Southeast Regional poll, which was released Wednesday evening from the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

February 13, 2012
Online Tickets On Sale For USC Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State announced Monday morning the opportunity to purchase tickets for ASU’s Senior Night matchup with USC Aiken on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and to travel to the last regular-season game at Armstrong Atlantic State on Saturday, Feb. 25.

February 11, 2012
Huge First Half Ignites ASU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In an incredibly offensive showdown, Augusta State lit up the scoreboard and held on for a 94-80 Homecoming victory over Francis Marion Saturday at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 9, 2012
2012 PBC Basketball Championships
The 2012 Peach Belt Basketball Championships are scheduled for March 1-4, at the Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Center at Columbus State University.

February 8, 2012
Jaguars Drop Tight One At UNCP
PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Augusta State nearly rallied from a late deficit but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 59-58 loss at UNC Pembroke Wednesday night in Peach Belt Conference action.

February 6, 2012
Wright-Nelson Wins PBC Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Devon Wright-Nelson received his first Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week selection Monday afternoon when he was recognized by the league office.

February 4, 2012
Jags Dominate Flagler
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State sprinted out to a 26-4 lead in the first five minutes Saturday afternoon and never looked back, rolling to an 82-50 Peach Belt Conference win over Flagler in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 1, 2012
ASU To Host Military Appreciation Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics is proud to once again host Military Appreciation Day when the Jaguars take on Flagler College in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 28, 2012
Montevallo Storms Past Jags
MONTEVALLO, Ala. -- Montevallo rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit to hand Augusta State a 74-66 Peach Belt Conference road loss Saturday afternoon at BankTrust Arena.

January 25, 2012
Jaguars Toe The Line In Big Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State freshman D’Angelo Boyce and senior Tye Beal drained clutch free throws in the final minute Wednesday night to clinch a 76-72 victory over Peach Belt Conference foe UNC Pembroke in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 23, 2012
Freshman Trio Powers Jags
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Head Coach Dip Metress called his freshman trio 'Triple D’ -- Devonte Thomas, Devon Wright-Nelson, and D'Angelo Boyce -- and they combined for 41 of the Jaguars’ 63 points Monday night in a 63-55 win over the Columbus State.

January 21, 2012
A-S-Huge
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State withstood a Georgia Southwestern comeback Saturday night and made clutch shots down the stretch to overtake the Hurricanes and register a 57-52 Peach Belt Conference victory in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 18, 2012
Jags Take Down 'Cats in Round Two
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - In a game dubbed "Battle of the Cats: Round Two" by the fans, Augusta State delivered for its cheering section Wednesday night with a 59-56 thriller against rival Georgia College that came down to the wire.

January 16, 2012
USC Aiken Runs Away From Jags
AIKEN, S.C. -- USC Aiken opened the second half on a 19-2 run Monday night to blow open a tight Peach Belt Conference contest and register a 76-54 victory over Augusta State in the Convocation Center.

January 14, 2012
Jags Edge Clayton For Road Win
MORROW, Ga. – Augusta State junior forward Harold Doby hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 1:07 remaining Saturday night to lift the Jaguars to a 64-62 Peach Belt Conference road win at Clayton State.

January 11, 2012
Armstrong Powers Jags Past Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- On a night when diehard fan Matt Miklas’ life was celebrated and leading scorer Harold Doby was unable to play, senior guard O’Neal Armstrong’s career-high 23 points paced Augusta State to a 72-64 victory over Lander.

January 9, 2012
Jags To Honor Miklas’ Memory
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will honor the memory of Matt Miklas on Wednesday, Jan. 11 with a special presentation prior to the Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference matchup with Lander at 7:30 p.m., in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 9, 2012
USC Aiken Tickets On Sale
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics has a limited number of tickets available for purchase for ASU’s Peach Belt Conference matchup at USC Aiken on Monday, Jan. 16 in the USCA Convocation Center.

January 7, 2012
New-Look Jags Bounce Back
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior forward Travis Keels dropped in a career-high 21 points and freshman point guard D'Angelo Boyce booked his first double-double with 15 points and 11 assists to spur the Jaguars to a 72-53 PBC victory over North Georgia.

January 4, 2012
Pirates End ASU Home Streak
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Armstrong Atlantic State took down Augusta State 73-62 in Peach Belt Conference action at Christenberry Fieldhouse Wednesday night, ending a 41-game home winning streak that spanned three seasons.

December 31, 2011
Doby Leads Jags Past Mount Olive
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Harold Doby tipped in on O’Neal Armstrong runner to force overtime and the Jaguars outlasted Mount Olive 73-70 Saturday in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 19, 2011
ASU Falls At No. 3 Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Augusta State fell 73-57 to Lincoln Memorial Monday night at Tex Turner Arena.

December 17, 2011
Jaguars Light Up Emmanuel
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Paced by Harold Doby’s second double-double of the season, the Augusta State Jaguars notched their second win a row by defeating Emmanuel College 75-57 in a non-conference contest on Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 14, 2011
Jaguars Pounce On Flagler
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Augusta State registered its most lopsided win of the season Wednesday night and snapped a three-game skid with a 92-55 road victory over Flagler in Peach Belt Conference action at Flagler Gym.

December 10, 2011
Jags Fall On The Road
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- King College shot 58.3 percent in the second half Saturday night to erase a seven-point halftime deficit and claim a 66-61 non-conference home win over Augusta State in the Student Center Complex.

December 7, 2011
Video: Siler Speaks With Suns.com TV Following Workout
Former Augusta State standout and current Phoenix Suns center Garret Siler spoke with Suns.com TV following another Involuntary workout at U.S. Airways Center.

December 3, 2011
ASU Drops Tight PBC Battle
FLORENCE, S.C. – A clutch rally by Francis Marion in the final minute gave the Patriots a 62-61 win over Augusta State in the Jaguars' Peach Belt Conference opener Saturday afternoon.

November 30, 2011
Jags’ Rally Comes Up Just Short
VALDOSTA, Ga. -- Valdosta State withstood a furious second-half rally by Augusta State and edged the Jaguars 60-56 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday night at The Complex.

November 27, 2011
ASU Battles Back For Road Win
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Augusta State overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half Sunday afternoon and rallied for a 63-57 non-conference victory over Coastal Georgia in Coffin Gym.

November 21, 2011
No. 13 Benedict Nips ASU
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Benedict’s Rickie Jackson swished three free throws with 9.1 seconds left in overtime Monday night to the Tigers to a 62-61 non-conference victory over Augusta State in Mays Arena.

November 16, 2011
Jaguars Take Down Paine
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Four players scored in double figures to lead Augusta State to a season-opening 77-62 victory over Paine College Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 3, 2011
Jags Picked Third In PBC Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Men's Basketball was picked to finish tied for third with Clayton State in the Peach Belt Conference Preseason Coach’s Poll, according to a release from the conference office Tuesday.

October 26, 2011
Jags’ Season Tickets On Sale
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics announced Wednesday the opportunity for Jaguar basketball fans to purchase reserved seating for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

October 13, 2011
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 this weekend.

October 4, 2011
ASU To Host Meet ’N Greet
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics announced Tuesday an ASU Basketball Meet 'N Greet will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

September 15, 2011
Jaguars Finalize 2011-12 Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Twelve home games highlight the 2011-12 Augusta State men’s basketball schedule, Jaguar head coach Dip Metress officially announced Thursday.

September 9, 2011
ASU Adds Pair Of Prospects
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced Friday the addition of two players to the Jaguar program for the 2011-12 season.

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(as of October 26, 2011) A season ticket package is available for $50 to Jaguar Club members and for $75 to non-members. A season ticket booklet contains 24 tickets, and provides fans the opportunity to reserve a seat of their choice for an additional $25. All regular general-admission seating during the 2011-12 season is $7 at the box office, while admission for all non-ASU students and senior citizens is again $5. *ASU faculty and staff, who will continue to be admitted free with a valid ID card, must also purchase a reserved seat for $25 if they wish to designate a seat.