2016-17 Men's Basketball News

February 18, 2017
Men’s Hoops Rolls Lander In Final Regular Season Home Game
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team hosted the 2017 Homecoming Celebration and Senior Day on Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse and won an 82-66 Peach Belt Conference game over the Lander Bearcats.

February 17, 2017
Jaguar Basketball Hosts 2017 Homecoming Games Feb. 18 Against Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams host the 2017 Homecoming games in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 18 against Lander University. The women’s game tips off at 1:30 p.m. and the men follow at 3:30 p.m.

February 15, 2017
Byrd, Cobzaru Named Peach Belt All-Academic
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference announced the men's basketball All-Academic team on Wednesday afternoon from the league office in Augusta. Augusta University sophomores Aaron Byrd and Vlad Cobzaru represent the Jaguars on the list.

February 15, 2017
Augusta Men’s Hoops Fourth In First Region Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team is fourth in the first NCAA Southeast Region Rankings, which were released Wednesday afternoon.

February 14, 2017
Hoops For Heroes Blood Drive Challenge Feb. 20
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics and the Shepeard Community Blood Center will host the Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge to benefit the local blood supply on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC) on Summerville Campus.

February 13, 2017
Jags Push Past Paine, 73-68, In Augusta Thriller
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Playing at crosstown rival Paine College on Monday night, the Augusta University men’s basketball team won a 73-68 non-conference game in The HEAL Complex Monday night in non-conference action.

February 11, 2017
Men’s Hoops Earns Third Straight Victory In 88-76 Game Over Armstrong
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team won its third game in a row on Saturday afternoon with an 88-76 Peach Belt Conference victory over the Armstrong State Pirates in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 10, 2017
Jags To Welcome Hull College Of Business For Basketball Double Feature Feb. 11
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's and women's basketball teams host the Armstrong State Pirates on Saturday, Feb. 11 for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Hull College of Business at Augusta University will bring faculty, staff, students, and community partners from their department to support the Jaguars!

February 8, 2017
Jaguars Fight Off Francis Marion For 75-71 Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team hosted the Francis Marion Patriots on Wednesday night for the cancer awareness game and pulled out a 75-71 Peach Belt Conference win in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

February 6, 2017
Cobzaru Has Career Night For Jags In 86-75 Win At Flagler
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures as they won an 86-75 Peach Belt Conference game at Flagler College on Monday night.

February 4, 2017
Jags Downed 77-72 By UNCP On Military Appreciation Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team hosted the annual Military Appreciation Day game on Saturday afternoon and dropped a 77-72 game against the UNC Pembroke Braves in a Peach Belt Conference East Division matchup.

February 3, 2017
Augusta Athletics Hosts Military Appreciation Day Feb. 4 For Basketball Doubleheader
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics hosts the annual Military Appreciation Day games on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Christenberry Fieldhouse for the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

February 1, 2017
Augusta Upset By Lander, 76-65, On The Road
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team only lost their fifth game of the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night in a 76-65 defeat to the Lander Bearcats in Greenwood, S.C.

January 30, 2017
Augusta Holds Off USC Aiken, 71-69, In Rivalry Peach Belt Thriller
AUGUSTA, Ga. – In a fight for first place in the Peach Belt Conference East Division, the Augusta University men’s basketball team beat the USC Aiken Pacers 71-69 on Monday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Augusta leads the PBC standings.

January 27, 2017
Jags Plan “White Out” For Rivalry Doubleheader Against USC Aiken Jan. 30
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams host the USC Aiken Pacers on Monday, Jan. 30 for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars have set a ‘White Out’ for the rivalry double feature. Fans don your favorite white outfit and head over to the berry' Monday.

January 25, 2017
Armstrong Snaps Augusta Winning Streak In 86-79 Defeat
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Leading the Peach Belt Conference standings, the Augusta University men’s basketball team lost their first game in 2017 on Wednesday night in an 86-79 loss at Armstrong State.

January 21, 2017
Men’s Hoops Wins Eighth Straight In 85-80 Battle At Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team won their eighth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon with an 85-80 triumph over the Francis Marion Patriots in the Smith University Center. It is the second longest winning streak for AU since they won 11 in a row in the 2014-15 season. Head coach Dip Metress is now 23-2 against FMU during his time with the Jags.

January 18, 2017
Sherrill Seals 2,000 Career Points, Jags Down Flagler For Seventh Straight Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men’s basketball senior Keshun Sherrill reached 2,000 career points as the Jaguars won an 84-49 Peach Belt Conference game over the Flagler Saints on Wednesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars are on a seven game win streak.

January 16, 2017
Augusta Blows Out Young Harris, 90-58, For Sixth Straight Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball squad took down the Young Harris Mountain Lions 90-58 on Monday in Christenberry Fieldhouse for their sixth consecutive Peach Belt Conference victory. Augusta entered the game leading the PBC East Division and YHC at the top of the west.

January 14, 2017
Jags Use 3-Pointer To Hold Off Georgia College, 64-58
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team played a Peach Belt Conference contest at Georgia College on Saturday afternoon and prevailed 64-58 in the final minute.

January 9, 2017
Sherrill Seals Second PBC Player Of The Week Award This Season
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men’s basketball senior Keshun Sherrill was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon for the second time this season and the fourth time of his career.

January 9, 2017
Men’s Basketball Wins Four Straight In Peach Belt Play
MORROW, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team won its fourth consecutive game with an 83-73 Peach Belt Conference road win at Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga.

January 7, 2017
Men’s Hoops Hands Montevallo First PBC Loss, In 73-60 Win At Home
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team handed the Montevallo Falcons their first Peach Belt Conference loss of the season in a 73-60 win in Christenberry Fieldhouse Saturday evening for their third win a row.

January 5, 2017
Sherrill Becomes School’s Second All-Time Leading Scorer In 93-65 Win Over Canes
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Hosting their first Peach Belt Conference game of the season, the Augusta University men’s basketball team beat the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes 93-65 on Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

January 3, 2017
Basketball Hosts Back-To-Back Peach Belt Doubleheaders Jan. 5 & 7
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams host their first Peach Belt Conference games of the season this week when Georgia Southwestern visits Christenberry Fieldhouse Thursday, Jan. 5 and Montevallo on Saturday, Jan. 7.

January 2, 2017
Augusta Men’s Hoops Grabs First Conference Win At UNC Pembroke, 80-78
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team won its first Peach Belt Conference game of the season on Monday night with an 80-78 thriller over the UNC Pembroke Braves in the English E. Jones Center.

January 1, 2017
Jags Hoops Continues PBC Play At UNC Pembroke Jan. 2
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams begin 2017 with a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader against UNC Pembroke in Pembroke, N.C., on Monday Jan. 2. The Lady Jags tipoff at 5:30 p.m. against the UNCP Braves and the Jaguar men follow at 7:30 p.m. in the English E. Jones Center.

December 19, 2016
Columbus State Claws Past Jags, 86-80
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team couldn’t complete a comeback effort against the Columbus State Cougars on Monday night and lost an 86-80 Peach Belt Conference battle in the Lumpkin Center.

December 16, 2016
Sherrill Goes For 42 In 102-93 Road Loss At North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team started Peach Belt Conference play with a 102-93 loss at North Georgia on Friday night in Memorial Hall.

December 14, 2016
Jags Hoops Tips Peach Belt Play Dec.16 At North Georgia
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – With a successful run in non-conference play to start to the season that earned them each regional rankings, the Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams start Peach Belt Conference play this Friday, Dec. 16 at the University of North Georgia in Memorial Hall.

December 8, 2016
Three Point Shooting Powers Jags Past Voorhees On Education Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Over 2,000 fifth graders from Richmond County filled the stands of Christenberry Fieldhouse for the third-annual Education Day game on Thursday morning with the Augusta University men’s basketball team. The Jaguars made the most three pointers they have all season with 15 against the Tigers to blow them out 103-64. Augusta had 11 players in the game and 10 recorded points.

December 7, 2016
Men’s Basketball Sets Third Annual Education Day Game For Dec. 8
AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the third-straight year, the Augusta University men's basketball team will host Education Day on Thursday, Dec. 8 with over 2,000 fifth graders from Richmond County for a special 11:00 a.m. tipoff as part of an annual field trip. The Jags meet Voorhees College on Thursday, Dec. 8 for the event in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

December 4, 2016
Jags Blow By Bowie State 70-59 For Three In A Row
BOWIE, Md. – For the fifth straight season, the Augusta Jaguars (6-1) played Bowie State University (3-4) in a non-conference battle. Augusta took down the Bulldogs 70-59 on the home court on Sunday afternoon for the team’s third consecutive victory.

December 2, 2016
Men's Hoops Heads To Bowie State Dec. 4 To Take On Bulldogs
BOWIE, Md. - The Augusta University men’s basketball team makes the trek to Bowie, Md., to take on the Bowie State Bulldogs on Sunday, Dec. 4 for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference contest in the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex.

November 27, 2016
Augusta Holds Off Wingate 76-72 In Non-Conference Thriller
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After a brief break for Thanksgiving, the Augusta University men’s basketball team returned to Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon and endured a non-conference battle with Wingate Bulldogs to pull out a 76-72 victory.

November 23, 2016
Men's, Women's Basketball Double Feature Nov. 29 In Christenberry Fieldhouse
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s and women’s basketball teams will host a doubleheader in Christenberry Fieldhouse on Sunday, Nov. 29. The women’s team plays Clark Atlanta at 2:00 p.m. and the men meet Wingate at 4:00 p.m.

November 22, 2016
Jags Gain Height With Jack Foley In Early Signing Period
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team signed freshman center Jack Foley in the National Letter of Intent (NLI) early signing period, head coach Dip Metress announced Tuesday morning. Foley is a 6-11 center from Falls Church, Va., and will compete for the Jaguars in the 2017-18 season.

November 22, 2016
Five Jags Score Double Figures In 79-70 Win Over Benedict
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 79-70 non-conference victory over Benedict College on Tuesday in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Augusta had five players score in double figures and shot 51.7 percent for their best field-goal percentage of the season.

November 19, 2016
West Georgia Hands Augusta First Loss Of Season, 104-86
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team lost their first game of the 2016-17 season on Saturday afternoon to the University of West Georgia 104-86. The first half was a tightly contested 20 minutes of play and had a four point difference at halftime, but the Wolves shot 72 percent from the floor in the second to run away with the victory.

November 17, 2016
Augusta Basketball Announces Jag Club Café Dates & Promotional Nights
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics announced the promotional nights for home Jaguar Basketball games and released the dates for Jaguar Club Café – a light meal and hospitality area for Jaguar Club members during select home basketball events.

November 17, 2016
Sherrill Scores Season-High 35 In Home Opening Win Over Claflin
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta Jaguars christened Christenberry Fieldhouse for the 2016-17 season with a 65-56 non-conference win over Clafin University on Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

November 15, 2016
Men’s Basketball Home Opener Nov. 17 Against Claflin
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Starting off the 2016-17 with a 2-0 record on the road in regional action, the Augusta University men’s basketball team returns home to Christenberry Fieldhouse for their first competition in Augusta, Ga., this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. against Claflin University.

November 14, 2016
Sherrill Named PBC Player Of The Week Third Time In His Career
AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the third time in his career, senior All-American Keshun Sherrill was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week. The award is the first of the 2016-17 men’s basketball season and was released the league office on Monday afternoon.

November 12, 2016
Four Jags Score Double Figures In 85-76 Win At Barton College
WILSON, N.C. – The Augusta Jaguars won their second game in two days on the road in Wilson, N.C., with an 85-76 non-conference victory over Barton College in the Wilson Gymnasium. Augusta had four players score in double-figure points on Saturday afternoon as the squad improved to 2-0 on the young season.

November 11, 2016
Jags Ranked No. 18 in D2SIDA Preseason Poll, Season Opener Nov. 11
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 18 in the nation on the Division II Men’s Basketball National Preseason Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA.

November 11, 2016
Jags Roll Mount Olive 82-67 In Season Opener
WILSON, N.C. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team officially tipped off the 2016-17 season on Friday night against the University of Mount Olive in a neutral-site game on the campus of Barton College in the Wilson Gymnasium. Sporting new Augusta uniforms to start the season, the Jags overtook the score after the first bucket and never let go of the lead.

November 8, 2016
2016-17 Men's Basketball Online Media Guide Available Now!
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Check out the 2016-17 Augusta University men's basketball online media guide and catch the Jaguars this season at Christenberry Fieldhouse!

November 5, 2016
Watch Parties Planned For Men’s Basketball vs. Wichita State Exhibition Game Nov. 5
WICHITA, Kans. – The Augusta Jaguars men’s basketball team plays a preseason exhibition game at Division I opponent Wichita State on Saturday, Nov. 5 for a 3:00 p.m. tipoff in Koch Arena. Augusta University will host watch parties from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM at three different restaurants across the CSRA where fans can watch the game live on ESPN3.com.

November 5, 2016
Augusta Tests Wichita State In 73-67 Exhibition Game Loss
WICHITA, Kans. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team had a one-point game with under three minutes to play at Division I powerhouse Wichita State on Saturday afternoon in exhibition action, but the Shockers survived the Jaguars for a 73-67 win in Koch Arena. Augusta All-American senior Keshun Sherrill led all scorers with 33 points as the Jags nearly shocked the Shockers.

November 2, 2016
Last Chance To Get Basketball Reserved Seats At $25 Price Is Nov. 4
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics announced in October that season ticket passes and reserved seating are now on sell for the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season. The price for reserved seats will increase from $25 to $35 after Friday, Nov. 4.

October 28, 2016
Augusta University Men’s Basketball Picked As PBC Preseason Favorite
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team has been named the Peach Belt Conference preseason favorite in a poll of the league’s head coaches released on Friday. The Jaguars received nine first-place votes and 163 total points, putting them ahead of second-place Young Harris.

October 26, 2016
Keshun Sherrill Earns Second Straight Peach Belt Preseason All-Conference Accolade
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University senior Keshun Sherrill was named for the second-consecutive season to the Peach Belt Preseason All-Conference team on Wednesday. The All-Conference selection is the 11th all time for Augusta and the second in back-to-back years for Sherrill.

October 22, 2016
Season Ticket Passes & Reserved Seating On Sale For 2016-17 Augusta Basketball
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University Athletics announced that season ticket passes and reserved seating are now on sell for the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season. Fans can purchase them by contacting the main athletics office off of Wrightsboro Rd., in Christenberry Fieldhouse or purchase them online.

October 10, 2016
Men’s Basketball Hosting Clinic For Children of the CSRA’s First Responders
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress announced plans to host a free basketball clinic for children of the CSRA’s first responders on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

October 4, 2016
Men’s Basketball Hosts ‘Mall Ball’ Oct. 8 In The Augusta Mall
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men’s basketball team will host ‘Mall Ball’ on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Augusta Mall off of Wrightsboro Road from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

September 15, 2016
Men's Basketball To Participate in Day of Service Sept. 24
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University holds the Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 24 and numerous Jaguars Athletics teams are participating in the event and serving the community through volunteer service. The men’s basketball team hosts a free clinic at the Augusta University Wellness Center with the Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

August 23, 2016
Jaguars Finalize 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head men’s basketball coach Dip Metress has finalized the 2016-17 schedule and released it on Tuesday morning. The Jaguars host 14 of their 28 regular-season games in Christenberry Fieldhouse and host 11 doubleheaders with the women’s hoops teams.

August 18, 2016
Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Signing Class
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men’s basketball head coach Dip Metress announced the five new recruits that have inked with the Jaguars to compete in the 2016-17 season on Thursday.