2013-14 Men's Basketball News

June 16, 2014
Dip Metress Basketball Academy Sees Success
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 16th annual Dip Metress Basketball Academy wrapped up at Christenberry Fieldhouse on the campus of GRU Augusta Friday, June 13 with another large turnout of kids from all ages.

May 20, 2014
16th Annual Dip Metress Basketball Academy: June 9-13
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 16th Annual Dip Metress Basketball Academy will be held from June 9th-13th at Christenberry Fieldhouse off of Wrightsboro Road on the campus of Georgia Regents University.

April 9, 2014
Keshun Sherrill Earns DII Bulletin All-American Award
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, Keshun Sherrill, has been named an All-American by the Division II Bulletin for his standout performance during his debut season as a Jaguar.

March 19, 2014
Jags Step Forward In 2013-14
AUGUSTA, Ga. – In a season featuring a massive road win, time bouncing about the top 25, a game-sealing block and the first NCAA Tournament win in three years, the first edition of the GRU Augusta men's basketball squad set a strong standard fans will remember fondly.

March 16, 2014
GRU Augusta Men’s Hoops Game Notes – 3.16.14
AUGUSTA, Ga. – View today’s game notes for the GRU Augusta (24-7) and USC Aiken (30-3) rivalry showdown tonight in Aiken, S.C. at the Convocation Center in Aiken, S.C.

March 16, 2014
Season Comes To A Close With 78-58 Loss To USC Aiken
AIKEN, S.C. – GRU Augusta’s season came to a halt on Sunday night when top-ranked USC Aiken handed the Jaguars a 78-58 loss in the semifinal game of the NCAA Southeast Regional in the Convocation Center.

March 15, 2014
Wright-Nelson Wills Jags To 86-84 Postseason Win
AIKEN, S.C. – Junior Devon Wright-Nelson answered Anderson’s game-tying 3-pointer on a layup with five seconds left to give the GRU Augusta Jaguars an 86-84 win in the opening game for the Jags in the NCAA Southeast Regional in Aiken, S.C., Saturday night in the Convocation Center.

March 12, 2014
Celebration For Men’s Hoops Set For Friday
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia Regents Jaguars are headed back to the NCAA DII Southeast Regionals this Saturday, March 15th in Aiken, S.C., but not before GRU Athletics sends the team off with a congratulatory dinner and ceremony in the south mezzanine of Christenberry Fieldhouse, this Friday March 14th at 7:00 p.m.

March 11, 2014
Jags Meet Anderson In NCAA Southeast Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The NCAA announced that the GRU Augusta Jaguars will meet Anderson (S.C.) in the fourth quarterfinal game of the NCAA Division II men’s basketball regional at the Convocation Center in Aiken, S.C., at 7:30 p.m. on March 15.

March 8, 2014
Jags Face Falcons In PBC Semifinals Today
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Last night’s 99-87 win over North Georgia in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Tournament was a season-high scoring performance for the GRU Augusta Jaguars and it leads to the Montevallo Falcons. A team the Jags will face in semifinal action today at 6:00 p.m. in the Frank G. Lumpkin Center for the fifth-straight time in tournament play.

March 8, 2014
Jags Fall Short To Falcons In PBC Semifinals
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Jaguars’ Peach Belt Conference Tournament hopes ended in the semifinals Saturday night in a double-overtime 96-87 loss to the Montevallo Falcons in the Frank G. Lumpkin Center. The meeting was the fifth-straight time the two teams met in the postseason.

March 7, 2014
Jags Score Season High In Quarterfinal Win
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Jaguars scored a season high in points and set a Peach Belt Conference Tournament record with 35 free-throws made in their 99-87 victory over North Georgia in quarterfinal action Friday afternoon in Columbus, Ga at the Frank G. Lumpkin Center.

March 6, 2014
Jags Prepped For Peach Belt Conference Tourney
AUGUSTA, Ga. – No. 2 in the Peach Belt Conference’s east division, the Jaguar Men’s Basketball team returns to the PBC Tournament this Friday in Columbus Ga., at the Frank G. Lumpkin Center for an opening quarterfinal game with the North Georgia Saints at 3:00 p.m.

March 4, 2014
Sherrill Bros. & Weems Earn Peach Belt Honors
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jaguar freshman guard Keshun Sherrill has been named the 2013-14 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, while his older brother, senior KJ Sherrill and senior Ryan Weems have been named All-Conference after the league office announced the 2013-14 men's basketball All-Conference team following the conclusion of the regular season.

March 1, 2014
Today’s Hoops Games Reset For 5:30/7:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Todays GRU Augusta Basketball doubleheader with Flagler scheduled for 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. has been rescheduled for tonight at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. due to Flagler’s broken down bus coming from St. Augustine, Fla.

March 1, 2014
Jaguars Send Seniors Out with Final Victory
Augusta, Ga. – The Jaguars pulled away in the final minute from a pesky Flagler squad who hung around the whole game to secure a crucial 88-77 Peach Belt Conference victory on senior night. To match the occasion, seniors KJ Sherrill, Ryan Weems, and Harold Doby combined to score 55 points in the their last outing at Christenberry Fieldhouse Saturday night.

February 28, 2014
Jaguars Host Senior Day Tomorrow
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics will honor its eight seniors from the men’s and women‘s basketball programs during tomorrow’s doubleheader with Flagler in Christenberry Fieldhouse for the Peach Belt Conference games at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

February 27, 2014
Vote For Men's Basketball's KJ Sherrill For Peach Belt Play of the Month
The Peach Belt Conference has announced its top-play nominees for the month of February. Visit the link for more details on how to vote for men’s basketball senior KJ Sherrill and his game-ending block to seal a late win against Columbus State on Sunday, Feb. 16. Voting ends tonight so logon and get yours in now!

February 26, 2014
Jags Can't Hold Lead As Offense Goes Cold
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Despite dominating the first half on both ends of the floor, the GRU Augusta Jaguars couldn't keep it going as they fell 82-73 to USC Aiken in Peach Belt Conference action Wednesday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 22, 2014
Francis Marion Upsets GRU Augusta, 94-86
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion Patriots lead by as much 19 to upset the visiting GRU Augusta Jaguars and take a 94-86 Peach Belt Conference final Saturday afternoon in the Smith University Center.

February 20, 2014
Jags No. 4 In Southeast Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men’s Basketball team earned a fourth-place spot on the most recent NCAA DII Southeast Region ranking as one of four Peach Belt Conference schools to make the list.

February 19, 2014
Jags Runaway With Second Half At Lander
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Jaguars blew open a close second-half game at Lander to shoot 60 percent from the field and runaway with an 80-63 Peach Belt Conference victory in Horne Arena.

February 17, 2014
Senior KJ Sherrill Named Peach Belt Player of the Week
Sherrill was rock-solid in a pair of wins for the Jaguars, averaging 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He opened up with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists in a win over Georgia Southwestern, then scored 13 with six rebounds against Columbus State the next day.

February 16, 2014
Jags Come Back Against CSU, 74-72
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After trailing the majority of the game, the Jaguars took a one-bucket lead off senior KJ Sherrill’s one-handed floater under 30 seconds to hold off Columbus State Sunday afternoon for a 74-72 Peach Belt Conference victory in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 15, 2014
GRU Augusta Holds On For 78-65 Win Over Canes
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta outlasted Georgia Southwestern on Saturday afternoon to hold on to a 78-65 Peach Belt Conference victory in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 13, 2014
Thursday’s Basketball Doubleheader Pushed To Feb. 16
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Peach Belt Conference basketball doubleheader with Columbus State has been moved from tonight to Sunday, Feb. 16 for 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. games in Christenberry Fieldhouse, due to the freezing rain and dangerous traveling conditions.

February 10, 2014
GRU vs. USC Aiken Tickets Available
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics has made tickets available for the Jaguar Basketball doubleheader with USC Aiken on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

February 8, 2014
Jags Win Big Over Young Harris, 83-69
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The GRU Augusta Jaguars won their 11th game in Christenberry Fieldhouse this season with an 83-69 Peach Belt Conference win over Young Harris Saturday afternoon for Military Appreciation Day.

February 5, 2014
Hoops For Heroes Blood Drive Reset For Feb. 10
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will host the inaugural "Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge" to benefit the local blood supply. The competition, between GRU Augusta and USC Aiken, will take place on Feb. 10 at the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) on the Summerville Campus.

February 5, 2014
Clayton State Upsets Jags 71-67
ATLANTA, Ga. - GRU Augusta dropped their second Peach Belt Conference road game of the year on Wednesday night in a 71-67 loss to the Clayton State Lakers in a contest with 12 lead changes.

February 4, 2014
Jaguars No. 24 In The Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After their 97-84 win at USC Aiken last Saturday, Feb. 1, the GRU Augusta men’s basketball team has moved back into the national rankings and ahead of their previous place with a No. 24 spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NCAA Division II rankings.

February 3, 2014
Military Appreciation Day Feb. 8 For Home Basketball
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University Athletics is proud to welcome over 300 soldiers who will fill the stands of Christenberry Fieldhouse on Saturday Feb. 8, as GRU Augusta honors members of the United States Armed Forces with a Military Appreciation Day during the Jaguars basketball doubleheader against Young Harris College at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

February 1, 2014
Jags Knock Off USC Aiken, 97-84
AIKEN, S.C. – The Jaguars hit 90 points for the third straight game and the sixth time this season to give Peach-Belt leading USC Aiken its first home loss of the year with a 97-84 blowout victory Saturday night in the Convocation Center.

January 30, 2014
Offensive Onslaught Gives Jaguars PBC Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Putting away any possible doubts early, the Georgia Regents University Jaguars blitzed early and often on both ends of the floor to keep the visiting Armstrong Pirates at bay in a 91-78 Peach Belt Conference victory Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 28, 2014
Hoops For Heroes Blood Drive Postponed
AUGUSTA, Ga, - Due to the expected inclement weather, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has closed all centers starting today at 2:00 p.m., and postponed the Hoops For Heroes Blood Drive Challenge until mid-February.

January 27, 2014
Hoops For Heroes Blood Drive Challenge This Wednesday
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will host the inaugural “Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge” to benefit the local blood supply. The competition, between GRU Augusta and USC Aiken, will take place Jan. 27-31. All donors will receive a free “Hoops for Heroes” T-shirt, and a free cookout, donated by Shepeard, will be held at the blood drive.

January 25, 2014
Big First Half Leads Jags To 92-70 Win Over Braves
PEMBROKE, N.C. – A 58-34 halftime advantage at UNC Pembroke gave the Jaguars enough cushion for a 92-70 final on Saturday afternoon in the English E. Jones Center

January 22, 2014
Tickets Available For Jaguar Basketball Games Feb. 1 At USC Aiken
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tickets have been released in the GRU Augusta Athletics office for the Jaguar Basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 1 at USC Aiken.

January 21, 2014
Jaguars Jump Into National Ranks
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s Basketball team earned their first national ranking of the 2013-14 season, with a No. 25 spot on the NCAA Division II poll. The national recognition is the Jaguars’ first since January 2013.

January 20, 2014
Jags Fall To Bobcats 56-55 For First Conference Loss
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – GRU Augusta gave up a basket with 00.3 seconds to Georgia College to fall 56-55 to the Bobcats Monday night for the Jaguars’ first Peach Belt Conference loss of the year.

January 18, 2014
GRU Augusta Jags Score Season-High
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta (14-2, 7-0) kept its undefeated streak alive by crushing North Georgia (6-7, 3-4) and putting up a season-high 97 total points in the 97-71 Peach Belt Conference win Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 17, 2014
WHITEOUT This Saturday For Jags Hoops
AUGUSTA, Ga. – As part of the new Jaguar Basketball promotions lineup for the remainder of the 2014 season, GRU Augusta Athletics is set to white out the Christenberry Fieldhouse arena this Saturday, Jan. 18 for the women’s tipoff at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s 3:30 p.m. matchup with the North Georgia Nighthawks.

January 15, 2014
Sherrill Bros. Lead Jags To 10th Straight
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – GRU Augusta (13-2, 6-0 PBC) freshman Keshun Sherrill scored a career-high 20 points at Flagler Wednesday night in the Flagler Gymnasium while his brother, senior KJ Sherrill, posted 13 in a 78-68 Peach Belt Conference win for the Jaguars’ 10th straight.

January 11, 2014
Jags Shine The Glass At Armstrong
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Head Coach Dip Metress and the GRU Augusta Jaguars shot 54 percent from the floor to win their ninth straight and remain perfect in the Peach Belt Conference with an 89-69 victory over the Armstrong Pirates Saturday night in the Alumni Arena.

January 10, 2014
GRU Athletics Plans New Promotions
Georgia Regents University Athletics and the Jaguar Basketball programs have set the promotional nights for the remainder of the 2013-14 Jaguar Basketball schedule.

January 5, 2014
Dip Metress Earns 350th Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta closed out a tough Peach Belt Conference victory with solid defense and good shooting to take down UNC Pembroke 76-72 Sunday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 4, 2014
Jags Hosts Braves Tomorrow
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jaguar Basketball returns Sunday Jan. 5 to host the UNC Pembroke Braves in Peach Belt Conference action for a 2:00 p.m. women’s game and 4:00 p.m. men’s game.

January 2, 2014
Complete Effort Gives Jags PBC Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Stellar ball movement, hot shooting, and gritty defense made for a great night for GRU Augusta on both ends of the floor, culminating in a 60-47 victory over Peach Belt Conference foe Francis Marion in East division action at Christenberry Fieldhouse Thursday night.

December 23, 2013
Weems Earns PBC Honor
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta’s Ryan Weems was named the Peach Belt Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday after the pacing the Jaguars to a pair of victories last week.

December 22, 2013
Jags Win Sixth Straight
AUGUSTA, Ga. - GRU Augusta held off the Mount Olive Trojans Sunday afternoon to win their sixth-consecutive game with a 70-65 final in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 18, 2013
Half-Court Shot For $10,000
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics and the Health Center Credit Union announced Wednesday morning that fans will have a chance to make a half-court shot to win $10,000 at the HCCU Halftime Money Shot this Sunday, Nov. 22 during halftime of the men’s basketball game at 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 17, 2013
Jaguars Upend No. 10 Montevallo On The Road
MONTEVALLO, Ala. -- GRU Augusta registered a 60-56 Peach Belt Conference road win over 10th-ranked Montevallo Tuesday night in Trustmark Arena, knocking the Falcons from the ranks of the undefeated.

December 17, 2013
Jaguars To Honor State Champions
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon that plans have been finalized to honor the Aquinas Fighting Irish football team during Sunday’s men’s basketball game vs. Mount Olive.

December 14, 2013
Defense Keys Big Home Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Buoyed by their strongest defensive effort of the season, the GRU Augusta Jaguars moved to 7-2 on the year with a 74-63 non-conference victory over Emmanuel.

December 12, 2013
Sherrill Slams Way To OT Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Up three late in overtime, KJ Sherrill soared in the paint and smacked home a put-back slam, and GRU Augusta made its free throws in the closing seconds to put away Shaw 81-75 in non-conference action Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 7, 2013
Jags Start Conference Slate Perfect
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Devon Wright-Nelson's pass found a wide-open Ryan Weems, who knocked down a three with 1:32 remaining to put the GRU Augusta Jaguars out of reach of the Lander Bearcats en route to a 84-76 Peach Belt Conference victory

December 3, 2013
Jags’ Doby Sidelined By Foot Injury
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Head Coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday that senior forward Harold Doby will miss an extended period of time with a left foot injury.

November 30, 2013
GRU Augusta Outlasts Paine
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta survived a late Paine rally to hold on for an 80-76 non-conference victory Saturday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 26, 2013
Jaguars To Host Staff Appreciation Night
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta returns home for the first time in three weeks this weekend when the Jaguars host Paine College in the latest installment of the crosstown rivalry at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 26, 2013
Jags Drop Heartbreaker On The Road
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Benedict’s Justin Peeples swished three game-winning free throws with 0.8 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night and the Tigers rallied past GRU Augusta for a 72-70 non-conference in Benjamin E. Mays HRC Arena.

November 23, 2013
Jaguars Win On The Road
RALEIGH, N.C. -- GRU Augusta outscored Shaw 23-12 over the final 9:10 and registered a 74-69 non-conference road win Saturday afternoon in Spaulding Gymnasium.

November 16, 2013
Jags Win Overtime Thriller At Bowie State
BOWIE, Md. – Jaguar junior Ryan Weems knocked down two three pointers under 30 seconds to play in overtime to lead GRU Augusta to its first road win of the year over Bowie State in A.C. Jordan Arena Saturday night.

November 10, 2013
Trojans Survive GRU Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After a dominating season opener yesterday where the Jaguars scored 90 over Tusculum, GRU Augusta fell 91-to-86 to the Anderson Trojans in the final day of the Peach Belt Conference/ South Atlantic Conference Challenge, sponsored by Georgia Regents Universities Health Center Credit Union on Sunday night.

November 9, 2013
Jaguars Slam Pioneers
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Keshun Sherrill lobbed a pass to the right of the bucket over a Tusculum defender's arms, and Harold Doby slammed the ball home to highlight a 90-80 Georgia Regents victory that was never in doubt.

November 8, 2013
Jaguars Set To Tip Off Campaign
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- One of the most anticipated seasons in Georgia Regents history kicks off Saturday when the Jaguars play host to the HCCU PBC-SAC Challenge in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 8, 2013
Jaguar Club Café Dates Released
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Athletics announced Friday morning the dates for the Jaguar Club Café, a catered meal for Jaguar Club members. The Jaguar Club provides financial support of 13 intercollegiate athletics at Georgia Regents University through funding for scholarships, operations, and capital improvements.

November 1, 2013
Jags Hoops Picked No. 2
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Men’s Basketball program was chosen as the second-best team in the 2013-14 Peach Belt Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, according to a release from the conference office Friday morning in Augusta.

October 9, 2013
An Open Letter From GRU Augusta Men's Basketball Head Coach Dip Metress
Tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7:00 p.m., we will be hosting the Augusta Bulldogs -- Augusta’s local wheelchair basketball team -- for an exhibition at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Both teams will be playing in wheelchairs for a 20-minute exhibition game.

October 3, 2013
Jaguars’ Season Tickets On Sale
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Athletics unveiled a new season ticket package along with several pricing options Thursday for the 2013-14 Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons.

September 25, 2013
GRU Augusta Sets Jaguar Madness
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta Athletics will host Jaguar Madness, a pep-rally for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, presented by Augusta’s Rosewood Club, on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Christenberry Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.

September 23, 2013
Jaguars To Host Augusta Bulldogs
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta men’s basketball team will play a game with the city’s local wheelchair hoops team, the Augusta Bulldogs, on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

August 21, 2013
Jaguars Unveil 2013-14 Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A favorable early schedule featuring seven home contests before the holidays highlights the 2013-14 GRU Augusta Men’s Basketball schedule, according to an announcement Wednesday from Head Coach Dip Metress.

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.