Ryan Weems with 32 as ASU men win in overtime

ASU basketball
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Thursday February 7, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State junior Ryan Weems drove through traffic in the paint for a layup off the glass to give the Jaguars a 70-68 overtime Peach Belt Conference win Thursday night in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

Weems took the ball with ten seconds left, surveyed the floor, blew by his defender, and skied over three Laker defenders for the bucket. A last-second heave by CSU found a Laker player in the paint, but two rushed shots couldn’t find the bottom of the net.

ASU (11-8 overall, 6-6 PBC) started fast, but the Lakers (10-11, 6-8) chipped their way back with hot shooting in the second half – hitting 54.5 percent from the floor, 4-of-10 from downtown, and 6-of-6 from the line – to force overtime.

Weems finished with a career-high 32 points to go with his eight rebounds and three steals. Sophomore D’Angelo Boyce also notched career highs in points (17) and assists (14), while adding seven rebounds. Travis Keels had 11 points and a career-high seven blocks to anchor both sides of the floor.

CSU scored first in overtime on a layup by junior Omari Murray, but Weems answered with a reverse layup on the other end to restore the tie. Weems canned a trey to put the Jags back up by 67-65, but a three-point play by freshman Sirdarius Henry knotted the game again with 35 seconds left. ASU took possession of the ball and Weems carried the rock to the hole to score the layup with less than four seconds on the clock, giving the Jags a 70-68 victory.