AU men’s basketball team moves into the top-20 of NABC Division II poll

Sophomore Lee Flenor (3) has been a big spark for the Jaguars in their first two games with a 9.5-point average, helping AU to a No. 16 ranking. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Augusta University men’s basketball team received the No. 16 ranking in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II poll this week, moving up seven spots from their previous ranking of 23rd. Continue reading “AU men’s basketball team moves into the top-20 of NABC Division II poll”

Arnold, Crawford, Lucas-White lead Jags past Emmanuel

Guard Miguel Arnold (5) nails a three-pointer en route to a 25-point night for the Jaguars in the win over the Emmanuel Lions. (staff photo)

By Justin Brosemer |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team earned a 97-83 victory against Emmanuel College on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Arnold, Crawford, Lucas-White lead Jags past Emmanuel”

Second-half comeback lifts AU over Lander in season opener

Darren Lucas-White (11) goes up for two of is 22 points as AU rallied from 15 down at the half to win by 15 against Lander. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports editor

The Augusta University men’s basketball team successfully completed a comeback in the second half to defeat Lander University 87-72 on Wednesday night, Dec. 2, at Christenberry Fieldhouse in the season-opener for both teams. The game had no spectators, giving it a practice-like atmosphere. Continue reading “Second-half comeback lifts AU over Lander in season opener”

NCAA basketball tournaments cancelled; Jaguars’ season ends

Rafael Monteiro (22) finished his Augusta career with 1,040 points in only two seasons with the Jaguars. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

Staff report |

The NCAA cancelled its basketball tournaments for both men and women at all three levels on March 12. Continue reading “NCAA basketball tournaments cancelled; Jaguars’ season ends”

Men’s basketball set to play conference foe Lander in the NCAA basketball tournament

Augusta’s Rafael Monteiro (22) was named all-conference first team and winner of the Elite 15 Award. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

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After last week’s first-round loss in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament to Georgia College, Augusta University head coach Dip Metress wasn’t sure if the NCAA selection committee would still put the Jaguars in the Division II men’s basketball tournament. On Sunday, Mar. 8, at 10:30 p.m. the NCAA Division II basketball tournament selection show aired, and the AU men’s team was given the fourth seed in the Southeast Regional. Continue reading “Men’s basketball set to play conference foe Lander in the NCAA basketball tournament”

Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener

Rafael Monteiro (22) goes up for two of his 19 points in the PBC quarterfinal loss to Georgia College. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team suffered an 85-75 loss to Georgia College in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 4, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Georgia College downs Jaguars in PBC Tournament opener”

Monteiro leads Jaguar men to win over Georgia College in overtime thriller on Senior Day

Senior Rafael Monteiro (22) puts in two of his 25 points to lead Augusta to an overtime win over Georgia College. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

For the fourth time this season, the Augusta University men’s basketball team avenged a loss they suffered on the road. This time it was against Georgia College who defeated AU back on Jan, 25, in Milledgeville, 69-66. Continue reading “Monteiro leads Jaguar men to win over Georgia College in overtime thriller on Senior Day”

Crawford leads Augusta men past Young Harris for eighth straight victory

Tyshaun Crawford goes up for two of his 28 points in the Jaguars’ 96-89 victory over Young Harris; he also had 14 boards. (photo by Viraj Bulla)

By Erin Burditt |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated Young Harris College, 96-89, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars (14-4 in the Peach Belt Conference, 19-7 overall) continued their winning ways as their winning streak has now reached eight games. Continue reading “Crawford leads Augusta men past Young Harris for eighth straight victory”

Strong second half lifts Augusta past Francis Marion for fifth straight win

Tyshaun Crawford (0) totaled 20 points and 10 rebounds to help lead AU past Francis Marion, 87-67, in a PBC contest. (photo by Shelby Foster)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Sports writer

The Augusta University men’s basketball team defeated Francis Marion 87-67 on Wednesday night, Feb. 12, in Florence, S.C. The Jaguars (16-7 ,11-4) improved their winning streak to five games. Continue reading “Strong second half lifts Augusta past Francis Marion for fifth straight win”

Jaguar volleyball team finishes third in PBC with strong finish to regular season

Chloe Allen gets a kill in AU’s win over Lander. (photo by Brian Mitchell)

Staff report

The Augusta University volleyball team finished third in the Peach Belt Conference regular season and will play UNC Pembroke in the first round of the post-season tournament on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. in Aiken, S.C. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball team finishes third in PBC with strong finish to regular season”