No.12 Augusta dominates No.21 Georgia College, 73-52

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Augusta, Ga– The #12 Augusta University men’s basketball team was dominant against the #21 Georgia College Bobcats Wednesday evening, topping the nationally ranked opponent 73-52. Augusta improves to 10, 1-1 in PBC play while Georgia College moved to 10-2, 2-1 inside conference play.

Georgia College opened scoring with a 3-pointer by Chris Parks. The Bobcats would go on a 9-1 run in the first five minutes of the half before Miguel Arnold answered with a 3-point basket of his own.  Arnold’s basket sparked a 10-0 home-team run to give Augusta its first lead of the night with 12:00 minutes left to play in the first half. Both team traded baskets before back-to-back 2-pointers by Tyree Myers and Troy Cracknell gave the Jags an 8 point lead.

After going to the locker room at halftime with a five point advantage, AU would start to show its defensive prowess in the second period. Augusta held the visiting squad to 26.7% from the field and 7.4% from the three-point line in the second half. Augusta would lead by as many as 25 points, topping the #21 Bobcats 73-21

Again, AU’s balanced offense proved problematic for the opponent. Five different Jaguar players were in double-digit scoring. Ja’Queze Kirby and Tyshaun Crawford each notched 12 points apiece. Tyree Myers and Troy Cracknell carded 12 each while Darren Lucas-White had 11 of his own.

The Jaguars are back in action on Sat January 8th when they host Young Harris in Christenberry Fieldhouse at 3:30pm. Live video and stats can be found at www.augustajags.com

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