Vince Alexander is winningest USC Aiken men's basketball coach



Vince Alexander. The Pacers’ head man became the program’s winningest coach with USC Aiken’s win Monday night at Francis Marion. Alexander owns a 131-87 record with the Pacers, 220-151 overall.


Chad July. While he’s been solid in rebounding, the Augusta State senior has yet to become a force on offense. He is shooting an atrocious 25 percent from the field (missing 24 of 32 shots mostly around the goal) and has made just 6 of 20 free-throw attempts (30 percent).


Augusta State’s 27 percent shooting performance (26.9 to be exact) against No. 20 Lincoln Memorial was its worst in coach Dip Metress’ nine-year tenure and worst in 277 games. The next team practice after Christmas probably won’t be a fun one for his players.


Augusta State (6-1, 2-0): The Jaguars’ 67 percent free-throwing shooting is the team’s worst effort in seven seasons. This team needs Ben Madgen, who set a Peach Belt record with 585 career free throws to return and give lessons.

Paine (2-3): Poor shooting and 23 turnovers prevented the Lions from upsetting USC Aiken.

USC Aiken (6-2, 2-0): Pacers shooting 80 percent or better at the foul line in their four-game winning streak.


Augusta State (8-0, 2-0): Taylor Ayers leads the team in points (13.0), rebounds (8.0) and blocks (16).

Paine (2-6): Lady Lions’ win last Saturday over Edward Waters gave the team a boost heading into the Christmas break.

USC Aiken (9-0, 2-0): Well-deserved break for the third-ranked Lady Pacers, who don’t play again until Jan. 3.