AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's basketball team finished the regular season with a 16-12 record, after beating the Lander Bearcats 87-74 on Saturday afternoon in Christenberry Fieldhouse on 2018 Senior Day.
The Jaguars secured the fourth seed in the Peach Belt Conference with the victory in the last regular-season game and will host USC Aiken on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
The PBC game moved Augusta to 16-12 overall and 13-9 in the league, while Lander moved to 11-17 and 7-15 in the Peach Belt. The Jaguars honored seniors Tamyrik Fields, Kyle Doyle, Vlad Cobzaru, and Andrew Parker for 2018 Senior Day.
- 46.3 field-goal percentage (31-for-67)
- 50.0 three-point percentage (10-for-20)
- 65.2 free-throw percentage (15-for-23)
- 48.3 field-goal percentage (28-for-58)
- 36.7 three-point percentage (11-for-30)
- 70.0 free-throw percentage (7-for-10)
Each team had five players score in double figures. Juniors Deane Williams and Aaron Byrd each had 19 points for the Jags, while Augusta senior Tamyrik "TC" Fields scored 18 points. He finishes the regular season ranked second for points, points per game, and made field goals in the PBC. Junior Tyvez Monroe scored 11 and Doyle added 10 points, six rebounds, three steals, and three assists.
The Jags outrebounded the Bearcats by 10 and only had nine turnovers to LU's 14.
AU led by as much as 19 in the first half, but were only up 44-36 at halftime after Lander closed the half on a hot streak. Augusta went on a 7-3 run to open the second, but Lander buried three quick treys and trailed by four with 14:00 to play in the game. LU brought it back to a 62-61 score with 10:00 minutes left, but Augusta ran away at the end for an 87-74.
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