Columbus State University

CSU coach Robert Moore picks up career win No. 100

Four players scored in double figures to lead Columbus State to a 92-76 victory over Middle Georgia State on Wednesday night at the Lumpkin Center.

The game was the season-opener for the Cougars. Middle Georgia, an NAIA school from Cochran, is 3-2.

The win gave CSU coach Robert Moore his 100th win. This is his seventh season as the head coach of the Cougars.

Moore is the third CSU men’s coach to reach the 100-win mark. Sonny Clements won 155 in 13 seasons. Herbert Greene won 481 in 25 seasons.

“I am ecstatic I can be in a group like that,” Moore told CSU broadcaster Scott Miller after the game. “Those were my mentors.”

JaCori Payne led the Cougars with 23 points. Rudy Winters added 20.

Darius Joell had 18, and Armen Camaj added 10.

Marcus Dixon led the Cougars in rebounding with 11.

Middle Georgia had two players score in double figures. Brandon Ingleton led with 16 points, and Kieston Standfield added 15.

The Cougars shot 53.8 percent from the floor, making 35 of 65 shots. They shot just 26.3 percent from 3-point range (5-of-19).

This is the third straight season CSU opened with a win over Middle Georgia. Last year, the Cougars won 91-72. The year before it was 95-74.

CSU will play a pair of games at Montevallo, Ala., this weekend. The Cougars take on Miles at 6 p.m. Friday and Lane at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Cougars will not return to the Lumpkin Center until Dec. 12 when they host Fort Valley State.

MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE (3-1)

Brandon Ingleton 7-16 2-2 16; Kieston Standfield 5-12 5-8 15; Pat Edmonds 3-5 2-2 9; Brian Hill 3-3 1-2 8; Corbyn Moye 3-9 2-2 8; Roshaun Milline 2-8 2-2 7; Cory Reid 3-3 0-1 6; JeVaughn Sanchez 2-5 0-0 4; Marques Hinton 1-5 0-0 2; Kevin Ford 0-0 1-2 1; Joe Howard 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 29-68 15-22 76.

COLUMBUS STATE (1-0)

JaCori Payne 9-15 3-4 23; Rudy Winters 6-11 8-12 20; Darius Joell 7-11 3-4 18; Arben Camaj 5-10 0-0 10; Marcus Dixon 3-4 2-5 8; Antonio Bishop 2-3 1-2 5; Vic Ellis 1-2 0-0 3; Jamal McKee 1-3 0-0 3; Ryan Burnett 1-3 0-0 2; Markis Boyd 0-1 0-0 0; Michael Graham 0-1 0-0 0; John Lambert 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-65 17-27 92.

Middle Georgia State.......... 30 46 - 76

Columbus State................ 42 50 - 92

3-point goals--Middle Georgia State 3-18 (Pat Edmonds 1-2; Roshaun Milline 1-3; Brian Hill 1-1; Joe Howard 0-1; Corbyn Moye 0-4; Kieston Standfield 0-3; Brandon Ingleton 0-4), Columbus State 5-19 (JaCori Payne 2-4; Vic Ellis 1-2; Darius Joell 1-4; Jamal McKee 1-2; Ryan Burnett 0-1; Markis Boyd 0-1; Arben Camaj 0-3; Rudy Winters 0-2). Fouled out--Middle Georgia State-None, Columbus State-None. Rebounds--Middle Georgia State 42 (Kieston Standfield 7), Columbus State 35 (Marcus Dixon 11). Assists--Middle Georgia State 16 (Roshaun Milline 4), Columbus State 19 (Darius Joell 5). Total fouls--Middle Georgia State 20, Columbus State 16. Technical fouls--Middle Georgia State-Marques Hinton, Columbus State-None. A-682

Robert Moore’s Record at CSU

Year

Record

2010-11

11-15

2011-12

18-12

2012-13

13-13

2013-14

14-13

2014-15

22-8

2015-16

21-8

2016-17

1-0

Total

100-69

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