2001-02 Men's Basketball News

  • Former ASU Stars Sparkle Down Under Against Arizona
    May 27, 2002
    Former Augusta State University standouts Gary Boodnikoff and Kavossy (Scoot) Franklin made their professional debuts for the Sydney Kings of Australia's National Basketball League on Saturday night (May 25).
  • Awards Pile Up for ASU's Boodnikoff
    April 03, 2002
    Augusta, GA—The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today that Augusta State University senior guard Gary Boodnikoff has been named Georgia's Division II men's basketball player of the year. Boodnikoff was also named to the 2002 Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention Team, released today.
  • ASU's Season Ends in First Round
    March 07, 2002
    Jefferson City, TN—A season and a saga have come to an end. The Augusta State University men’s basketball (22-8) team lost in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region 73-70 to Johnson C. Smith at Carson-Newman College. It was the final game for three seniors who have been staples in the ASU program the last four years—Gary Boodnikoff, T.J. Ott and Jayme Johnson. Ironically, the three started their first games their freshman year at Carson-Newman's Holt Fieldhouse in 1998.
  • Boodnikoff Named to Second Team All-Region
    March 04, 2002
    Augusta State senior Gary Boodnikoff earned yet another honor Monday as he was named to the 2001-2002 Daktronics South Atlantic Men’s All-Region Second-Team for the second year in a row. This past weekend, Boodnikoff was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year and the PBC Tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the Jaguars to back-to-back tournament championships.
  • Jags Win Peach Belt Championships
    March 03, 2002
    COLUMBUS, GA. - The Augusta State Jaguars captured their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference tournament title with a 79-67 victory over the Kennesaw State University Owls at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center on Sunday afternoon, earning their second straight bid to the 2002 NCAA Division II National Championships.
  • ASU Slips Past Columbus State For a Spot in PBC Championships
    March 02, 2002
    Columbus, GA...Senior guard Gary Boodnikoff had 24 points and junior guard Letterance McFadden scored 21 to lead Augusta State University to its second consecutive appearance in the Peach Belt Conference championship game as the Jaguars defeated host Columbus State University 69-65 in semifinal action at the PBC Basketball Tournament here Saturday night.
  • Peach Belt Announces Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
    March 02, 2002
    COLUMBUS, GA. -- The Peach Belt Conference announced its annual All-Conference team on Saturday at the PBC Tournament in Columbus. Augusta State's Gary Boodnikoff was named the Player of the Year while North Florida's Donny Lotz was the Freshman of the Year. Augusta State's Gary Tuell and UNC Pembroke's John Haskins were named Co-coaches of the Year. The all award winners were selected by the league's 12 head coaches.
  • Augusta State Breezes Into Semifinals
    March 01, 2002
    COLUMBUS, GA. - Senior guard Gary Boodnikoff set an individual Peach Belt Conference Tournament record for most free throws and attempts by making 13-of-16 at the free throw line--all in the first half--on the way to a game-high 22 points in leading Augusta State University to its 20th win of the season, a 68-45 quarterfinal round victory over Lander University at the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center.
  • Jags Lose to USCA, PBC Title
    February 23, 2002
    Augusta, GA—The quest for the overall Peach Belt Conference title fell short Saturday night for the ASU Jaguars (19-7, 14-5) as USC Aiken got revenge from a December 1st 72-68 loss and defeated the Jaguars 65-61 on Senior Night Saturday. Clayton State defeated Francis Marion 83-79 earlier Saturday to claim the overall title.
  • Ospreys Fall to Augusta at Home
    February 20, 2002
    JACKSONVILLE, FL--The University of North Florida (12-13, 9-9) couldn't keep pace with a couple of Augusta State University runs that opened each half in a 70-56 loss at UNF Arena.
  • Jaguars Keep FMU Winless at Home
    February 16, 2002
    Florence, SC—The Homecoming crowd at Francis Marion University hoped to see the Patriots get their first win at home this season as they sent off their seniors in their final home game. But the Peach Belt North Division champion ASU Jaguars held on for the 79-73 win to improve their record to 18-6, 13-4 and FMU dropped to 3-21, 1-16 in the PBC.
  • Jaguars Clinch Fourth Straight PBC North Title
    February 13, 2002
    Augusta, GA—Four years, four straight Peach Belt North titles for Gary Boodnikoff, TJ Ott, Jayme Johnson and the ASU men’s basketball team (17-6, 12-4). The Jaguars avenged an early season loss to Kennesaw State Wednesday night, defeating the Owls 88-71 to win the PBC North and clinch a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
  • ASU Men Struggle at USCS
    February 11, 2002
    Spartanburg, SC—Poor shooting in the second half left the ASU Jaguars (16-6, 11-4) unsuccessful in their chance to clinch their fourth straight Peach Belt North Division title and lost at USC Spartanburg (8-14, 5-10) 57-51 Monday night. The Jags shot just 26.1 percent from the field on 6-of-23 in the second half.
  • Boodnikoff Breaks Record, Jags Clinch Share of PBC North
    February 09, 2002
    Greenwood, SC—Twenty-eight seconds into ASU’s 83-79 win over Lander, Jaguar senior Gary Boodnikoff knocked down his first of six three-pointers, breaking the Peach Belt Conference all-time career mark of 248, previously held by USC Aiken’s Marc Hutcheson (1994-98). The win clinches a share of the PBC North Division title for the Jags (16-5, 11-3), their fourth straight.
  • Jags Streak Ends at Eight; Boodnikoff Ties Record
    February 06, 2002
    Augusta, GA-Rolling along with an eight-game winning streak and ranked fifth in the South Atlantic Region, the ASU men's basketball team hit a road block-UNC Pembroke-Wednesday night. The Braves used 14 three-pointers to upset the Peach Belt North leaders 82-78. Despite the loss, Jaguar senior guard Gary Boodnikoff tied the PBC career three-point record of 248 by USC Aiken's Marc Hutcheson (1994-98).
  • Defense Shines as Jags Post Eighth Straight
    February 02, 2002
    Augusta, GA—Defense was the theme Saturday night as the ASU Jaguars defeated USC Spartanburg 62-55 on Homecoming night. It marks the Jags’ eighth straight victory and puts their record at 15-4 overall and 10-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, best among the 12 teams.
  • Jags Sink Pirates
    January 30, 2002
    Augusta, GA—The ASU men’s basketball team is in a groove right now with seven as their lucky number. They have won their last seven games, including Wednesday night’s 78-55 victory over Armstrong Atlantic State (10-8, 6-5), and are ranked seventh in the latest South Atlantic Region poll released Wednesday. It was AASU’s worst regular season conference loss since 1993.
  • Jaguars Seventh in Region
    January 30, 2002
    Augusta, GA—After two big conference road wins last week, the ASU Jaguars moved up two spots to seventh in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region poll release Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 30). At 13-4 (8-2 in the PBC), the Jags also received votes for consideration in the national poll released Monday. ASU defeated Columbus State Wednesday (Jan. 23) 84-72 and then went into PBC South Division leading Clayton State Saturday (Jan. 26) and won 70-67.
  • Jaguars Gain National Respect; Boodnikoff Named PBC Player of the Week
    January 28, 2002
    Augusta, GA- The ASU men's basketball team (13-4, 8-2) is among teams who received consideration in the latest NCAA Division II poll, released Monday (Jan.28). The Jaguars have won their last six games dating back to January 12 by an average of 15.2 points per game. To go along with the honor, senior guard Gary Boodnikoff was named Peach Belt Player of the Week for the second time this season (January 7).
  • Jags Win Sixth Straight Over CCSU
    January 28, 2002
    Morrow, GA - The ASU Jaguars opened Saturday night's game at Clayton College and State (11-5, 8-2) with seven three pointers in their first 24 points to win their sixth straight game, 70-67. The Jags shot 53.8 percent from beyond the arc in the first half to win a crucial inter-division Peach Belt Conference game.
  • Jaguars Reap Revenge at Columbus State
    January 23, 2002
    Columbus, GA—The ASU Jaguars (12-4, 7-2) found out that revenge is sweet. The Peach Belt North Division leaders defeated Columbus State 84-72 Wednesday night in a rematch of the January 7th 61-52 CSU win in Augusta. In a South Atlantic Regional poll released today, the Cougars were eighth and ASU was ninth.
  • Jags Stay at Number Nine in SAR Poll
    January 23, 2002
    Augusta, GA—After completing a perfect 3-0 week, the Augusta State Jaguars stayed put at #9 in the South Atlantic Regional poll, released Wednesday. ASU is 11-4 entering tonight’s Peach Belt clash at eighth-ranked Columbus State (10-4). The Jaguars will try to avenge a 61-52 loss to CSU from January 7.
  • ASU Jaguars Explode in Win Over Patriots
    January 19, 2002
    Augusta, GA-The Jaguars were hot from the get-go as they jumped out to a 17-4 lead and continued to pour it on in a 97-57 trouncing of Peach Belt North foe Francis Marion (2-12, 0-7) Saturday night. The 40-point win is the largest margin of victory at ASU since the all-time record of 67 versus Allen University was set on November 25, 1991. The win puts Augusta State's record at 11-4 and keeps them atop the PBC North Division with a 6-2 mark.
  • Jaguars Survive Senators in OT, 72-67
    January 16, 2002
    Augusta, GA- It took 45 minutes, but the leader in the Peach Belt North Division was finally established, and it was clear. The Augusta State Jaguars (10-4, 5-2) outlasted a talented Lander team 72-67 in overtime Wednesday night to take a two-game lead over the Senators (7-6, 3-4).
  • ASU Men Drop Five Spots in Region
    January 16, 2002
    Augusta, GA - One week after posting the largest jump in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional Poll, the ASU men's basketball team dropped five spots to #9 in the most recent poll released Wednesday (January 16). The poll includes games through Sunday, January 13. The Jags were previously ranked fourth.
  • ASU Wins Wild City Classic
    January 14, 2002
    Augusta, GA- On a calm, cool night in Augusta, the action was anything but inside the ASU Athletic Complex when Paine College made the annual trip cross-town for the "City Classic" against the Jaguars. In a game that saw a total of 57 fouls and a bench-clearing brawl, ASU (9-4, 4-2 PBC) avenged last year's 68-58 loss, defeating Paine (3-7, 2-3 SIAC) 91-82 Monday night.
  • Ott Leads Jags Past UNCP
    January 12, 2002
    Pembroke, NC—T.J. Ott continued his hot streak, scoring 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting in the Jaguars 20-point win at UNC Pembroke. ASU (8-4, 4-2) defeated the Braves (6-8, 2-5) 80-60 Saturday night in a Peach Belt match-up to remain on top of the PBC North Division. The win also breaks the Jags two-game conference losing streak.
  • Jags Drop Second Straight in PBC Action to Kennesaw State
    January 09, 2002
    Kennesaw, GA - The Augusta State men's basketball team (7-4, 3-2) lost their second straight Peach Belt Conference game Wednesday night as Kennesaw State (6-5, 3-2) had three players with 21 points or more and defeated a depleted ASU team 96-77 at the Spec Landrum Centre.
  • Men’s Basketball Jumps to #4 in South Atlantic Region
    January 09, 2002
    Augusta, GA—The Augusta State men’s basketball squad made the biggest jump and moved into #4 in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional ranking, in the most recent poll released Wednesday (January 9). The poll includes games through Sunday, January 6. They had previously been ranked 10th.
  • Jags Fall In Battle of Top Teams
    January 07, 2002
    Augusta, GA - On a night which saw the 2000-2001 Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament Participation banners raised to the ASU Athletic Complex rafters, the current Jaguars (7-3,3-1) struggled with shooting, especially from behind the three-point line, in a 61-52 loss to Columbus State (8-2, 3-0) Monday night.
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