AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men's basketball senior forward Tamyrik "TC" Fields has been named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning. The honor is Fields' first of the season and the final of the 2017-18 regular season.
Fields helped the Jaguars finish strong with 22 points and 8.5 rebounds in two wins last week. The senior forward from Augusta, Ga., shot 56.3 percent from the field and hit all eight of his free throw attempts.
He started with 26 points on 10-for-13 shooting and nine boards against USC Aiken, then had 18 points and eight boards against Lander. Fields is currently second in the PBC with 18.5 ppg and is also seventh in field goal percentage.
Augusta earned the No. 4 seed in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament and will host No. 5 USC Aiken in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse to begin the postseason.
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About Augusta Men's Basketball
The Augusta University men's basketball team is led by head coach Dip Metress. On May 10, 2004, Metress was introduced as the fifth head coach in program history. He previously led the Belmont Abbey Crusaders (1996-04) and was an assistant for the Jaguars under Clint Bryant (1989-95). He has never had a losing season in his 14 seasons at the helm of the Jaguars. A two-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year, Metress and the Jags hosted five straight NCAA Regional Tournaments from 2007-11 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight three seasons in a row. He was named the South Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2007, the Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2009, and the NABC Southeast District Coach of the Year in 2011.
Augusta men's hoops has retired four numbers in its 52-year history: Ben Madgen (1), Keshun Sherrill (10), Tyrekus 'AJ' Bowman (23), and Keenan Mann (32). The Jaguars have reached the NCAA tournament 11 times and won their region three times.
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