Conference Review and Preview: Southland

Last year Stephen F Austin provided efficiency nerds (including me) with a great low major story for the second straight year. Unlike the year before, however, Stephen F. Austin rewarded our love by winning the conference tournament, and knocking off VCU in the first round of the NCAA tournament as well. The team’s defensive KenPom ranking dropped from 9 to 102, but their offensive...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin is having fun playing Cinderella in NCAA tournament

Coaches could hardly watch the tape, it turned their stomachs. The seeds for Stephen F. Austin’s improbable run to the third-round of the NCAA tournament were planted in a hotel room near Johnson City, Tenn., on Nov. 23. After the Lumberjacks lost to East Tennessee State, 66-58, first-year coach Brad Underwood and assistants were so steamed that they forced themselves to watch...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin Stuns VCU With Last-Second 4-Point Play (Video)

The second round of the NCAA tournament featured upsets galore, but perhaps the most dramatic of all was No. 12 seed Stephen F. Austin’s stunning victory over VCU. The fifth-seeded Rams held a four-point lead with less than 10 seconds to play in regulation when Stephen F. Austin’s Desmond Haymon drained a 3-pointer. The bucket should have just cut VCU’s advantage to one, but...
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin Advances Past VCU 77-75 In OT

The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team closed out regulation on a four-point play from senior Desmond Haymon to tie it 67-67 and then outscored VCU 10-8 in overtime to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 77-75 victory Friday evening at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl, the program’s first-ever win in the big dance. Haymon and the Lumberjacks (32-2) trailed...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU Collapses in OT to Stephen F. Austin After 4-Point Play at End of Regulation

Stephen F. Austin beat VCU in one of the crazier finishes of this already wild NCAA Tournament on Friday night.  Down by as much as 11 points, SF Austin completed the comeback after Desmond Haymon was fouled in the act of a three pointer by VCU’s JeQuan Lewis in the final seconds of regulation. Haymon made his free-throw—-sending the game to overtime. Was he really fouled?...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stephen F. Austin makes 4-point play to tie game

Being a No. 5 seed sure hasn't paid off so far during the NCAA Tournament. First Harvard upset Cincinnati. Then there was North Dakota State taking down Oklahoma. NC State had a shot to beat Saint Louis but wasn't able to finish them off.And than there was Stephen F. Austin.@SBNationGIF/TwitterThe Lumberjacks needed a pair of missed free throws by VCU's Jordan Burgess...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks pull off miracle comeback, beat VCU for 29th straight win

SAN DIEGO -- Desmond Haymon scored on an improbable four-point play with 3.6 seconds in regulation and hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to lead No. 12 seed Stephen F. Austin to a 77-75 win over fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth Friday night in the NCAA tournament's South Region.
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Stephen F. Austin Ties VCU On 4-Point Play With Under 4 Seconds Remaining, Wins In Overtime

VCU spent most of the second half exerting its trademark Havoc defense on Stephen F. Austin after falling behind the Lumberjacks early, but the play of the game goes to the 12-seed. With under four seconds remaining in regulation and the Lumberjacks down 67-63, Desmond Haymon drilled a three from the corner and drew a foul on VCU’s JeQuan Lewis. Haymon converted on the four point...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU receives 5-seed, to meet Stephen F. Austin in NCAAs

VCU will meet Southland Conference Champion Stephen F. Austin Friday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, the Rams learned Sunday. The Rams (26-8) received the 5-seed in the South Region. It's the second straight season the Rams have received a 5-seed from the NCAA Selection Committee. VCU's selection for the field of 68 marks a school-record fourth...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin punches ticket to NCAA Tournament

Stephen F. Austin didn't want to leave its basketball fate up to the NCAA selection committee. A Southland Conference tournament title is what the Lumberjacks wanted, and that's what they got Saturday night in winning their 28th straight game. Sparked by tournament MVP Thomas Walkup, SFA defeated Sam Houston State 68-49 at the Merrell Center and earned the conference'...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacob Parker Headlines Southland Awards

Jacob Parker of Stephen F. Austin has been named Southland Player of the Year. Joining Parker on the All-Southland First Team are Shawn Glover, Johnathan Jordan, LaQuentin Miles and Jalan West. West was also named Defensive Player of the Year. On the All-Southland Second Team are Korey Billbury, Ledrick Eackles, Desmond Haymon, DeQuan Hicks and Denzel Livingston. Zikiteran Woodley...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks

Up to this point, the Southland Conference has been most known for being the last known whereabouts of Pat Knight, formerly the head coach of Lamar University; but Stephen F Austin is ready to change all that. After falling one game short of an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament last season, the Stephen F Austin Lumberjacks have rolled through the 2013-14 campaign like a hot...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin Wins on Buzzer Beating Dunk

((ht:, this sure is something you don't see everyday.Stephen F. Austin University from the Southland Conference is on a roll. They've now won 22-games in a row.Yes, 22.And they got number 22 only because the way Saturday's game with Northwestern State ended.Here's the setup: Clock winding down in a tie game. Northwestern with the ball. All of a...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin turns away Sam Houston St. 67-60

Jacob Parker scored 20 points as Stephen F. Austin turned away its closest pursuer in the Southland Conference, Sam Houston State, 67-60 on Saturday. The Lumberjacks (24-2, 13-0) recorded their 21st consecutive victory in defeating the Bearkats (18-7, 10-3) for the second time this season. SFA has won 10 straight road games and 12 on the road overall, both national bests this season...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Austin wins 20 straight, beating Lamar 78-69

Desmond Haymon scored 30 points and Thomas Walkup notched 19 while grabbing 11 rebounds as Stephen F Austin won its 20th straight game, beating Lamar 78-69 on Thursday night, staying perfect in the Southland Conference. Stephen F Austin (23-2, 12-0) shot 66 percent from the field outpacing Lamar's respectable 52 percent, which is exactly what the Lumberjacks needed to hold off...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin storms past McNeese State 74-54

Desmond Haymon scored 19 points, Nikola Gajic added 17 and Stephen F Austin rolled to its 19th-consecutive victory with a 74-54 rout of McNeese State Saturday night. The Lumberjacks (22-2, 11-0 Southland) shot 48.1 percent from the field. Thomas Walkup scored 15 points, Jacob Parker chipped in 10 and Trey Pinkney dished out eight assists. McNeese State (7-16, 5-6) committed 20...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin routs Nicholls State, 93-64

Stephen F. Austin roared to a 55-17 lead after 20 minutes, then cruised to its 18th consecutive win and 10th straight Southland Conference victory, routing Nicholls State 93-64 Thursday night. The Lumberjacks stormed out to a 26-5 lead after 10 minutes of play and eventually led by as many as 41 points. Stephen F. Austin (21-2, 10-0 Southland) shot 56.5 percent from the field ...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin gets by Incarnate Word 76-74

Jacob Parker, who had 17 points, tipped in Desmond Haymon's missed jump shot as time expired to give Stephen F. Austin a 76-74 victory over upset-minded Incarnate Word Saturday night. Stephen F. Austin (20-2, 9-0 Southland Conference) almost saw its win streak, now at 17 games, come to end as Incarnate Word took a 69-62 lead following Sam Burmeister's 3-point shot with 4...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F Austin routs Abilene Christian 64-48

Jacob Parker scored 17 points and gathered nine rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin in a rout of Abilene Christian 64-48 on Thursday night. Stephen F. Austin (19-2, 8-0 Southland) shot only 38 percent and was 10 of 14 from the line, but held Abilene Christian to 32 percent shooting on just 44 total shots. Nikola Gajic and Desmond Haymon added 11 points apiece for the Lumberjacks...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin slips by Oral Roberts 72-69

Jacob Parker scored 19 points and Stephen F. Austin remained unbeaten in Southland Conference play with a 72-69 win over Oral Roberts on Thursday night. Nikola Gajic's putback with 33 seconds remaining gave the Lumberjacks (17-2, 6-0) a 68-67 lead and Stephen F. Austin hit 4 of 6 free throws in the final 10 seconds to edge Oral Roberts (10-9, 4-2). Trey Pinkney hit two free...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F Austin tops Northwestern St, 74-58

Deshaunt Walker scored 22 points as Stephen F. Austin remained unbeaten in conference play by staking out a 74-58 win over Northwestern State Thursday night. The Lumberjacks (16-2, 5-0 Southland ) closed the first half on a 7-0 run after Northwestern State knotted the game on DeQuan Hicks' jumper with 2:22 left. Stephen F. Austin went into intermission with a 35-28 advantage...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin runs past Houston Baptist, 77-50

Nikola Gajic scored 10 points in the first eight minutes to get Stephen F. Austin off to a 24-4 lead en route to a 77-50 win in Southland Conference play at Houston Baptist Thursday night. Thomas Walkup hit 11-of-13 shots from the field for the Lumberjacks (14-2, 3-0 Southland), finishing with 27 points. Gajic finished with 16 points, hitting 3-of-4 3-point attempts, while Desmond...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SF Austin explodes in 2nd half, beats Lamar 85-65

Desmond Haymon led Stephen F. Austin with 20 points on Thursday night as the Lumberjacks raced past Lamar in the second half to win 85-65 in a Southland Conference opener. Stephen F. Austin led by two points at the half, and a 21-8 run after intermission put the Lumberjacks up 61-46. Stephen F. Austin (12-2, 1-0) out-boarded Lamar 37-28, only allowing the Cardinals three offensive...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen F Austin knocks off CS Northridge 74-67

Desmond Haymon's career-high 36 points lifted Stephen F. Austin over Cal State-Northridge 74-67 Monday night. The Lumberjacks (11-2) won its eighth straight and recorded its 24th straight home win, the second-longest active home win streak in the nation. Jacob Parker added 13 points and nine rebounds for the `Jacks. Northridge was led by Landon Drew and Stephen Hicks, who both...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Austin rolls past Div. II Elmhurst 83-49

Deshaunt Walker scored 17 points and Thomas Walkup added 15 to lead Stephen F. Austin in its seventh straight win and a decisive 83-49 victory over Division-II Elmhurst on Saturday night. Walker and Walkup shot above 50 percent and combined for six assists as Stephen F. Austin handled the ball well on both ends of the court. The Lumberjacks (10-2) finished with 21 steals, forced...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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