Jags' special season continues

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Augusta commissioners added another item to the list of accomplishments for Augusta State University's men's basketball team on Tuesday.

Augusta State head coach Dip Metress and the Jaguars were honored Tuesday  at a meeting of the Augusta commissioners at the Municipal Building. The Jaguars were national runners-up in the NCAA's Division II men's basketball tournament.  Chris Thelen/Staff
Chris Thelen/Staff
Augusta State head coach Dip Metress and the Jaguars were honored Tuesday at a meeting of the Augusta commissioners at the Municipal Building. The Jaguars were national runners-up in the NCAA's Division II men's basketball tournament.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver designated Tuesday as Augusta State Basketball Day at the commissioners' Tuesday meeting.

Players from the 2008 NCAA Division II Tournament finalist squad gathered in the Augusta Commission chambers to accept the plaques commemorating their day.

Senior Forward Luke Tambon said area fans made their journey to Springfield, Mass., worthwhile.

"I still think about that day almost every hour, but it's good to know that, whether we won or lost, Augusta still had our back," he said.

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S.C. Dawg 04/17/08 - 10:13 am
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A great acomplishment. Seem

A great acomplishment. Seem as if the curse of all postseason college teams was to get a big 1st half lead. A.J. and Siler are both more talented than their guys were. Outside shooting and foul trouble hurt us. Thought it was great to see Coach Carlson involved with this team. Anyone who knows about him knows he is a winner. I remember when he went with Joe McBride and the Jags to Kansas City in the NAIA tournament. His ability to teach guards (as he did Eddie George) from his experience as one surely helped this team. Best of luck next year!

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