Comeback Overtime Win over the Bobcats Wraps the Regular Season

Comeback Overtime Win over the Bobcats Wraps the Regular Season

The Augusta University Men's Basketball team defeated the Georgia College Bobcats, 84-76, in a thrilling overtime game on Saturday afternoon at Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The Jags improve to 21-7 on the season, 16-4 in Peach Belt Conference play. The Bobcats fall to 13-15 overall and 10-10 in the conference.

Solid 3 point shooting by the Bobcats but Augusta at a 43-29 deficit going into the half.

The Jags only shot 42.9% from the field in the first half. Rafael Monteiro led the Jags in scoring at the break as he had 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting and 4 rebounds. Tyree Myers added 6 points on 2-for-2 shooting with one three-point make at the half.

The Jags saw the deficit get as big as 16 points early in the second half but continued to chip away. A made lay-up by Robert Barlund at the end of regulation tied the score. The Jags outscored the Bobcats 38-24 in the second half to force overtime.

A 14-4 run in overtime sealed the come-from-behind win

Leading the way for the Jags was Rafael Monteiro with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Monteiro shot 8-for-13 from the field and went 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. Miguel Arnold added 16 points of his own on 4-for-9 shooting including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line. Tyree Myers tallied 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting including a 3-for-5 mark from three-point range.

The Jags shot 22-for-49 (44.9%) from the field, while the Bobcats went 23-for-56 (41.1%) from the field. Augusta shot 8-for-20 (40.0%) from three-point range and went 32-for-39 (82.1%) from the charity stripe.

 Augusta will host the first round of the Peach Belt Tournament on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm

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