2012-13 Men's Basketball News

July 19, 2013
Jaguars Add Four To The Fold
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dip Metress announced Friday the signing of four student-athletes who will join the Jaguar program for the Fall, 2013 semester.

May 25, 2013
Carlson A Touch Of Class
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Long-time Augusta State assistant men’s basketball coach Lenny Carlson has been named to the 2013 Class of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

March 8, 2013
Jaguars Fall In Quarterfinals
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The defending Peach Belt Conference Tournament champion Montevallo Falcons opened the 2013 Championships Friday with a 60-53 win, but not before having to fend off a late Augusta State rally to capture the victory.

March 4, 2013
PBC Tournament Brackets Unveiled
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference office released the brackets late Saturday for next weekend’s tournament championships in Columbus, Ga., on the campus of Columbus State.

March 2, 2013
Weems Keys ASU Road Win
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Augusta State junior guard Ryan Weems scored a game-high 24 points Saturday afternoon and the Jaguars closed the regular season with a 56-40 Peach Belt Conference road win over Flagler.

February 27, 2013
Pacers Run Past ASU, 56-50
Aiken, S.C. – USC Aiken held Augusta State to its lowest scoring effort of the year in the Pacers’ 56-50 Peach Belt Conference win Wednesday night in the Convocation Center.

February 23, 2013
ASU Outlasts Patriots, 69-67
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State held off Francis Marion Saturday afternoon for a 69-67 Peach Belt Conference victory for senior night and Homecoming in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 20, 2013
Bearcats Upend ASU, 58-56
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Junior Jareal Smith hit the go-ahead jumper from the right side to give Lander a 58-56 Peach Belt Conference upset win over Augusta State Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 16, 2013
ASU Withstands Hurricanes
AMERICUS, Ga. – Augusta State outscored Georgia Southwestern 9-2 over the final 3:16 Saturday afternoon and claimed a 52-43 Peach Belt Conference road win in the Storm Dome.

February 14, 2013
Cougars Run Past ASU
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State outscored Augusta State 45-34 in the second half Thursday night to claim an 82-68 Peach Belt Conference victory over the Jaguars in Lumpkin Center.

February 9, 2013
Young Harris Rallies Past Jags
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris outscored Augusta State 10-0 over the final 2:12 Saturday afternoon for an 86-76 Peach Belt Conference victory over the Jaguars in YHC Basketball Arena.

February 7, 2013
Weems Wills Jags In Overtime
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State junior Ryan Weems drove through traffic in the paint for a layup off the glass to give the Jaguars a 70-68 overtime Peach Belt Conference win Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 7, 2013
Men's Basketball Visits South Richmond Head Start
Augusta State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Dip Metress teaching the South Richmond Head Start Program all about Jaguar Basketball.

February 2, 2013
Jags Falls At Home To USC Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta State Jaguars suffered their third-straight loss 62-76, to Peach Belt Conference rival USC Aiken on Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse in front of the season’s record-high crowd.

January 31, 2013
Jags Fall To Armstrong
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Armstrong Atlantic notched its first home win over Augusta State since 2005 with a 59-57 Peach Belt Conference victory on Thursday evening at Alumni Arena.

January 26, 2013
Jags Fall To UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Despite a game-leading 21 point effort by Ryan Weems on Saturday night, the Augusta State Jaguars dropped a home game to UNC Pembroke, 65-61, on Jan. 26, in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 24, 2013
ASU Tops Paine In New Venue
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State traveled across town on Thursday night and registered a hard-fought, 66-59 over Paine College in a non-conference matchup.

January 23, 2013
ASU To Host Military Appreciation Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics will host its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day when the Jaguars take on UNC Pembroke in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 22, 2013
ASU-Paine Start Times Adjusted
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The tipoff times for the Augusta State men’s and women’s basketball games on Thursday, Jan. 24 have been adjusted to 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, at the HEAL Complex of the campus of Paine College.

January 21, 2013
Dip Earns 200th Win At ASU
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State Head Basketball Coach Dip Metress notched his 200th win at Augusta State University as the Jaguars triumphed over Georgia College, 69-44, Monday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 19, 2013
Jags Drop Second Straight
DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Ryan Weems matched his career high with 27 points Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as North Georgia edged the Jaguars 82-78 in a Peach Belt Conference matchup at Memorial Hall.

January 18, 2013
ASU Drops Buzzer-Beater
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Despite sophomore guard Devonte Thomas tying a career-high in scoring with 27, the Augusta State Jaguars suffered a 70-73 home loss to the Flagler Saints on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 12, 2013
Jags Handle Pirates, 74-56
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Junior Ryan Weems sealed the win with four seconds left, when he slammed home a wide open dunk in the 74-56 Augusta State victory over Armstrong Atlantic State University.

January 9, 2013
Jaguars To Host Whiteout Saturday
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- While the athletic teams will continue to compete as Augusta State through the end of June, Saturday’s men’s and women’s basketball contests will mark the first official events hosted by the newly-named Georgia Regents University.

January 5, 2013
UNCP Rallies Past Jaguars
PEMBROKE, N.C. -- UNC Pembroke outscored Augusta State 19-6 over the final 5:50 Saturday night and rallied for a 70-64 Peach Belt Conference victory over the 12th-ranked Jaguars in English E. Jones Center.

January 2, 2013
No. 12 Jaguars Rebound On The Road
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Augusta State rallied from an early first-half deficit and registered a 77-74 Peach Belt Conference road win over Francis Marion Wednesday night in Smith University Center.

December 30, 2012
Jaguars Drop Second Straight
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Augusta State battled back from a double-digit, second-half deficit on the road Sunday afternoon before falling 72-69 to non-conference foe Mount Olive in Kornegay Arena.

December 28, 2012
Jaguars Back In Action This Weekend
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will return to the hardwood for the first time in 11 days when the Jaguars head to Mount Olive, N.C., to take on the Trojans on Sunday, Dec. 30.

December 19, 2012
No. 12 Jags Fall To No. 20 LMU
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the first time in 17 years, the 12th-ranked Augusta State Jaguars brought back basketball to James Brown Arena, enduring a 67-53 loss against 20th-ranked Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night.

December 18, 2012
Jaguars Up To 12th In Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State picked up three more spots Tuesday in the NABC Coaches poll, climbing to No. 12 in the fifth poll of the 2012-13 season.

December 17, 2012
No. 15 Jags Outlast Montevallo, 75-73
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State sophomore Devon Wright-Nelson scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Jaguars to a 75-73 Peach Belt Conference victory over Montevallo Monday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 11, 2012
Jaguars Climb To 15th In Country
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State improved six spots Tuesday in the NABC Coaches poll, climbing to No. 15 in the fourth poll of the 2012-13 season.

December 8, 2012
No. 21 Jaguars Win On The Road, 73-61
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Augusta State improved to 5-0 and picked up its second straight road win with a 73-61 Peach Belt Conference victory over Lander Saturday afternoon in Horne Arena. The contest marked the league opener for both teams.

December 7, 2012
“Jam The JBA” Details Finalized
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State will play host to the first intercollegiate basketball game in downtown Augusta in 17 years when the Jaguars take on Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, Dec. 19 in James Brown Arena.

December 4, 2012
Jaguars Ranked 21st In The Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State returned to the national rankings Tuesday for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season when the Jaguars landed at the No. 21 spot in the third regular-season poll of the 2012-13 season.

December 2, 2012
Jags Grab Road Win At Virginia Union
RICHMOND, Va. -- Augusta State raced out to a 12-point halftime lead and made it stand up Sunday afternoon, defeating Virginia Union 73-67 in a non-conference matchup at Barco-Stevens Hall.

November 28, 2012
ASU Wins Third Straight
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior Ryan Weems came off the bench to again lead the Jaguars in scoring Wednesday night with a career-high 22 points as ASU outlasted Benedict 82-71 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 25, 2012
ASU Wins Big At Home
AUGUSTA, Ga.- The Augusta State Jaguars outgunned the Coastal Georgia Mariners 96-57 on Sunday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse to notch their second victory of the season.

November 20, 2012
ASU Takes Season Opener
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Led by junior forward Harold Doby’s career-high 25 points, Augusta State lifted the lid on the 2012-13 season Tuesday night with a 91-86 non-conference victory over Bowie State in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 19, 2012
Tipoff Time Ticks Down
AUGUSTA, Ga. – One of the most anticipated seasons in school history is less than 24 hours away for the Augusta State men’s basketball squad. The Jaguars tip off their season opener vs. Bowie State on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m., in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 8, 2012
Reserved Seating, Season Tickets On Sale Now
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State Athletics announced Friday the opportunity for Jaguar Basketball fans to purchase reserved seating for the upcoming 2012-13 season

November 1, 2012
Reserved Seat Night Slated For Students
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- For the first time, Augusta State students as well as Georgia Health Sciences University students will have the opportunity to reserve a seat in the student section for the upcoming 2012-13 Jaguar Basketball season.

November 1, 2012
Jags Second In PBC Preseason Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Men's Basketball was picked to finish second in the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Preseason Coach’s Poll, according to a release from the conference office Thursday.

October 30, 2012
ASU’s DWN Tabbed With PBC Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State’s Devon Wright-Nelson was named to the Peach Belt Conference’s preseason all-conference team Tuesday, according to an announcement from the conference’s headquarters in Martinez, Ga.

October 30, 2012
Former Jag All-American Madgen Named NBL Player of the Week
A pair of outstanding performances by Ben Madgen has earned the Sydney Kings guard the National Basketball League’s Player of the Week award for Round Four of the iiNet NBL Championship.

October 23, 2012
Jaguars To “Invade” Fort Gordon
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State Basketball has announced a “Jaguar Invasion” at nearby Fort Gordon.

October 19, 2012
ASU To Host Meet ’N Greet
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Athletics has scheduled its second annual ASU Basketball Meet ‘N Greet for Thursday, Nov. 8 at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

August 22, 2012
ASU Hoops Schedule Unveiled
AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the second straight year, 12 home games will highlight the Augusta State men’s basketball schedule, Jaguar head coach Dip Metress officially announced Wednesday.