Cougars Upend No. 8 ASU, 91-83

By: stadd reports
By: stadd reports

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State nailed 15 3-pointers and snapped Augusta State’s eight-game winning streak with a 91-83 win over the Jaguars Wednesday night in the Lumpkin Center.

With the win, CSU improved to 13-16 overall and 9-10 in the PBC. The loss dropped eighth-ranked ASU to 21-5 and 16-3 in the league. The setback also snapped ASU’s eight-game road winning streak.

Tyrekus “AJ” Bowman poured in a game-high 28 points and Ben Madgen booked 21. Garret Siler posted his ninth double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

With his effort, Bowman moved into third place on the ASU career scoring list with 1,655 points, overtaking former standout Gary Boodnikoff (1,653 points from 1998-2002). Bowman also moved into fourth place on the PBC career scoring list, surpassing Boodnikoff as well.

Quay Holloway led five Cougars in double figures with 16 points. Corris Portis turned in 15 points and Travis Matthews, Javarus Stewart and Maurice Arnold each added 10.

ASU, which trailed 39-35 at the half, outrebounded Columbus 42-37 and committed just nine turnovers. The 91 points marked the most the Jaguars have allowed all season.

ASU closes out its regular-season schedule on Saturday, March 1 when it welcomes Georgia Southwestern into Christenberry Fieldhouse for Senior Day at 4:00 p.m. The Jaguars will honor its men’s and women’s basketball seniors, as well as senior members of the cheerleading and dance teams and pep band.

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