STEPHEN F.AUSTIN RUMORS

After slow start, Lumberjacks pick up victory

HAMMOND, La. (AP) Kevon Harris scored 14 points and TJ Holyfield 13 and Stephen F. Austin recovered from a dismal start to beat Southeastern Louisiana 60-52 on Saturday night for its fourth straight win. The Lumberjacks (15-11, 10-4) remained a game back of first-place New Orleans (11-3) in the Southland Conference with the two teams facing off on Thursday. The game matched the...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin’s Thomas Walkup stole the show

The Lumberjacks may have been eliminated Sunday night in Brooklyn by a stingy Notre Dame squad, but Stephen F. Austin gave fans across the country a glimpse of the truth in the form of senior guard/forward Thomas Walkup. The 6-foot-4 bearded baller danced his way into fans’ hearts this year, charming spectators with a Southland Conference Tournament title and a shocking 70-56...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brad Underwood gets emotional talking about Thomas Walkup

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks had a very impressive run through the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 14 seed, they upset the West Virginia Mountaineers and nearly pulled off an even bigger upset over Notre Dame on Sunday as they were led by senior Thomas Walkup, who had an unbelievable showing in the team’s two games. Head coach Brad Underwood talked about Walkup after Sunday’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame beats Stephen F. Austin on tip-in

Notre Dame is on to the Sweet 16.  The Fighting Irish, the No. 6 seed in the East Region, knocked off No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin, 76-75, on a game-winning tip-in with 1.5 seconds left by Rex Pflueger. The basket was Pflueger’s only score of the game.  Here’s the video: Notre Dame's Rex Pflueger tips in the game-winner. Wow. https://t.co/JiZzv9oAlC — Bleacher Report...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State to hire Brad Underwood as head coach?

Another Cinderella coach could be well on his way to a power conference job. Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood could become the Oklahoma State coach before the week is out, according to one report. The Cowboys parted ways with Travis Ford on Friday. Just texted by very influential OSU booster if #SFA loses Sunday, Brad Underwood could be #OKState's coach before the end of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stone Cold gives Stephen F. Austin a shoutout on Twitter

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have become one of the better stories of the NCAA Tournament after they knocked off No. 3 West Virginia with their great play and even better personalities. So of course, when you’re living on a high note, you have to use your popularity to your advantage. That’s exactly what they did in trying to court Stone Cold Steve Austin, the WWE Hall...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin wants pro wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at game

On Friday, No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin stunned No. 3 West Virginia with a thorough 14-point beating on Friday, and they’re clearly having a blast with it. With their win, the internet erupted with Stephen F. Austin – Steve Austin jokes, and Austin himself retweeted a few on his Twitter, including this graphic: No they didn't. @WWE @steveaustinBSR #MarchMadness #andthatsthebottomline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Walkup the New NCAA Tournament Star in Brooklyn

Thomas Walkup Had 33 Points For SFA/sfa.eduBy Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigest He has matinee good looks and a hell of a jump shot. A rags to riches story hailing out of Stephen F. Austin University, Thomas Walkup introduced himself to the national stage on Friday night with a ridiculous line of 33 points, 9 boards and 4 assists in the Lumberjacks (yes their name is the Lumberjacks)...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin drops West Virginia in Upset

The day of the underdog continued on Friday night as the No. 14 Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin took down No. 3 West Virginia, 70-56, to move to the round of 32 on Sunday. The win makes the Lumberjacks the ninth double-digit seed to win in the first round of this year’s tournament. That number is tied for the most in tournament history. Thomas Walkup had a game-high 33 points...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

SF Austin's Thomas Walkup is an NCAA Tournament star

Every March, there is one player who emerges during the NCAA Tournament to capture the imaginations of college basketball fans across the country. Stephen F. Austin senior Thomas Walkup is assuming that role in 2016. Walkup, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound star who both plays for the Lumberjacks and looks like a lumberjack, had a career game against 3-seed West Virginia, pouring in 33 points...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas Walkup Headlines 2015 Southland Awards

Thomas Walkup of Stephen F. Austin has been named the 2015 Southland Player of the Year. Walkup is joined on the All-Southland First Team are Desharick Guidy, Johnathan Jordan, Denzel Livingston and Jalan West. Michael Holyfield won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Jordan Howard received the Freshman of the Year award.
Via RealGM
March 09, 2015  |  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?...
Via Diehardsport
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 and a four...
Via FatManWriting
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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...
Via College Spun
March 21, 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...
Via RealGM
March 10, 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 4:06 remaining...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  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...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin overwhelms North Texas 87-53

Deshaunt Walker scored 22 points and sank five 3-pointers to help Stephen F. Austin coast past North Texas 87-53 Sunday. The Lumberjacks (9-2) had a four-point lead midway through the first half, but broke away with a 21-2 run sparked by a trio of 3-pointers from Walker. Stephen F. Austin coasted to a 47-24 halftime advantage and led by as much as 37 in the second half. Jacob Parker...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Austin rolls past Samford 98-78

Jacob Parker shot 80 percent from the field and scored 21 points to lead Stephen F Austin in a 98-78 win over Samford on Tuesday night. Parker made 8 of 10 from the floor and was 5 of 5 from the free throw line. Desmond Haymon was close behind with 18 points for the Lumberjacks (4-2) in their final game of the Roundball Showcase. Samford (1-6) shot a better percentage from every...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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