AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State shot 50.8 percent from the field and posted its most lopsided win of the season Wednesday night with an 81-46 Peach Belt Conference victory over UNC Pembroke in Christenberry Fieldhouse.
With the win, No. 10 ASU improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the PBC and matched the best 11-game record by a Jaguar squad since the 1977-78 season. The loss dropped UNCP to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
The victory was also the 12th straight for ASU over the Braves. The Jags lead the all-time series 28-8.
UNCP’s 46 points were the fewest allowed by ASU since surrendering just 45 to Georgia College & State on Jan. 24, 2007, a span of 59 games.
Senior center Garret Siler led the way for ASU, registering his team-best third double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 10-of-11 from the field and added a season-high six blocks.
Junior point guard Daniel Dixon canned six-of-eight 3-point attempts for 18 points, while senior center Jason Killeen posted career highs in scoring (14 points) and rebounding (six rebounds). All 12 Jags played double-digit minutes in the contest.
Brandon Thomas was the lone Brave to reach double figures, finishing with 12 points. UNCP led for the first four-and-half minutes before a Siler layup tied the game at 8-all. Dixon’s first 3-pointer of the night put the Jags ahead 11-8 and they took their largest lead of the first half -- 45-28 -- on a Dixon trey with 33 seconds left.
Sophomore guard Caleb Brown’s jumper at the 12:14 mark capped a 16-5 run to start the second half and the Jags lead never dipped below 26 points.
ASU limited UNCP to just 32.7 percent shooting from the field, a season-low by a Jaguar opponent, and outrebounded the Braves 47-28
The Jags set team season highs in rebounds (47), bench points (44), assists (21) and blocks (nine).