Clutch Shot Lifts Bentley Past Jaguars
Despite Smith's effort, No. 4 ASU concludes season with
Web Posted 3.24.10
Mass. - Bentley’s Jason Brandt connected on a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17
seconds left and the Falcons upset No. 4 Augusta State 67-64 Wednesday night in
a thriller at the National Quarterfinals of the Elite Eight at the MassMutual
With the victory, the Falcons (26-6) advanced to face Cal Poly Pomona in
Thursday’s 8:30 p.m., Final Four contest. The Jaguars, making a school-record
third consecutive appearance at the Elite Eight, saw their season end at 29- 4.
The 2009-10 season marked the third straight year under head coach Dip Metress
in which ASU posted 27 or more victories.
The contest proved to be the final appearance in an ASU uniform for the senior
class of responsible for 5,257 career points along with 110 victories, three
consecutive NCAA Regional titles and three Peach Belt Conference Championships
in a four-year span.
Senior Alex Smith registered 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for his
fourth double-double of the season. Ben Madgen, who wrapped his decorated career
with 2,306 points, scored 13 and senior Fred Brathwaite turned in 12 points and
nine rebounds. Junior forward Franck Ndongo booked his first double-double with
11 points and 10 rebounds.
Set To Face Bentley In Elite Eight
No. 4 Jags in National Quarterfinal matchup Wednesday at
Web Posted 3.23.10
Mass. - For the third consecutive season, the Augusta State men’s basketball
squad will be featured on college basketball’s national stage when the Jaguars
take the floor Wednesday night in the MassMutual Center.
The No. 4 Jags will face off against the Bentley Falcons at 8:30 p.m., in the
fourth and final National Quarterfinal game of the day.
The contest will feature a live webcast and live stats at both
The Falcons, the East Region champions, enter the Elite Eight with a 25-6
record. Bentley is making its third Elite Eight appearance in the last four
years -- 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Bentley is led by NABC National Player Of The Year Jason Westrol. A 6-3,
195-pound senior guard, Westrol averaged 21.2 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 3.2 apg., and 2.3
spg., and was also named a Daktronics First-Team All-American.
Advances To Third Straight Elite Eight
Madgen tallies 28, Brathwaite registers 25 as Jags claim
Web Posted 3.16.10
AUGUSTA, Ga. -
Augusta State senior guard Ben Madgen tallied a
game-high 28 points and senior forward Fred Brathwaite registered 25 points and
a game-high seven rebounds as the Jaguars held off Montevallo to claim a 79-71
victory Tuesday night in the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Southeast
Regional in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
With the win, the No. 4 Jaguars captured their third consecutive NCAA Regional
title and advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the third straight season. The
victory -- ASU’s 31st consecutive home win -- lifted the Jags to 29-3 on the
year. Montevallo, playing in the Southeast Region for the first time after
reaching the South Region championship game four times, closed their season with
a 25-8 record.