USC Aiken center Alvin Brown. Huge disappointment that the league’s top defensive player didn’t make his grades in the fall and is academically ineligible. Brown’s a good guy and an even better player. Here’s hoping he refocuses his commitment to getting a degree and makes basketball his second priority.
The Augusta State men play host to their first home game in a month when they play Emmanuel College at 4 p.m., today at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars, coming off their highest scoring output of the season Wednesday night, are looking for the second win in a row. Following the action on Twitter @AUG_ChrisGay.
• USC Aiken women at Anderson, 2 p.m.
• Virginia Union men at USC Aiken, 3 p.m.
• Emmanuel at Augusta State, 4 p.m.
Augusta State (3-4, 1-1): Young Jaguars squad needs to work on developing an inside presence.
Paine (4-1, 3-0): Lions tied atop Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings.
USC Aiken (6-1, 2-0): Pacers entered Friday’s contest second in league scoring, averaging 86.6 points a game.
Augusta State (5-3, 2-0): Lady Jaguars giving up 45.5 points in league games.
Paine (2-5, 2-1): Young Lady Lions squad on top half of league standings.
USC Aiken (8-1, 2-0): Hannah DeGraffinreed scoring 14.2 points a game on conference-best 65 percent field-goal shooting.
– Chris Gay, staff writer