Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sherrill sinks two to give the Jags a road win and USMMA tops Trinity to make "college night" a success!

Augusta and USMAA win on "college night"





Wednesday was "college night" at AugBball. I updated the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout the evening with the featured games.

Augusta University got two free throws from Keshun Sherrill in the final minute, and the Jags earned a road win at Pembroke to improve to 7-4 in Peach Belt Conference play. Sherrill, Keith Crump, and Aaron Byrd each scored 11 points to lead Augusta.

Also Matt Miller's USMMA squad earned a 69-67 win over Trinity. David Smith led the Mariners with 17 points.

Everything beneath here was published before Wednesday's games began...




How do you score 24.4 points per game and stay on the top ten list of Division II's national scoring leaders like Augusta University's Keshun Sherrill and Young Harris's CJ Wilson?

Get to the free throw line!

During the past four Peach Belt game days, Sherrill has made 38 of his last 40 free throws and Wilson has buried 37 of 44. The two are tied for 8th on the national scoring list. They are also in the top 15 in free throws made, and in the top 10 in minutes played per game.

will update this post with as much Peach Belt action as I can tonight.

I will of course follow Augusta University's road game at Pembroke closely. I also hope to see and share news and insight about Francis Marion's game at Lander and Young Harris's game at Georgia College.

See my latest update about Augusta University here: http://www.augbball.com/2016/01/jags-win-3-of-4-sherrill-and-young.html

CJ Wilson and Peach Belt leader Young Harris also figure prominently in that post.

Matt Miller and USMMA tip-off "college night" at 5!


Miller's Mariners take on Trinity at 5:00 P.M. I'll share as many updates from the game as possible.

Click here to read about Matt's latest recognition.
Matt has been pouring in buckets for almost a decade. (He averaged 20 points per game as a freshman in high school in 2009 and he hasn't stopped since!) I featured my former high school player in Monday's post. "The winning ticket" is the Landmark Conference's tenth leading scorer at
14.8 points per game. And WGAC's Ashley Brown and I spent the first several minutes of our lengthy interview Tuesday discussing his accomplishments on and off the court.

As you can see to the right, Matt was recently recognized by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association in its honor roll of exceptionally performing Division II and III players.

Here are the highlights from Matt's game high 27 point outing last Monday against Elizabethtown:




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