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Stanford 58, Stephen F. Austin 57

Dwight Powell had 12 points and 15 rebounds to help Stanford beat Stephen F Austin 58-57 Tuesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. Aaron Bright added 11 points for the Cardinal (18-15), who won for the third time in four games. Taylor Smith had 18 points to lead four Lumberjacks (27-5) in double figures. The Cardinal opened a seven-point lead midway...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin falls short for Southland title

Even with 27 victories, Stephen F. Austin coach Danny Kaspar knew that losing in the Southland Conference championship would probably mean no NCAA tournament berth for the Lumberjacks. Shamir Davis scored 19 points, DeQuan Hicks added 13 points and made the last-second steal that clinched Northwestern State's 68-66 win over Stephen F. Austin in the league's title game on...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 77, Oral Roberts 67

Taylor Smith had 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and Stephen F. Austin held off Oral Roberts 77-67 on Saturday night. The Lumberjacks (20-2, 11-1 Southland) trailed 10-3 in the first 4 minutes of the game but regained the lead with an 11-3 run capped off with a fast-break lay-up by Smith with 11:49 before halftime. The two teams traded buckets until the 3...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 72, Cent. Arkansas 36

Taylor Smith scored 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting and Stephen F. Austin's nation-leading defense held Central Arkansas to 13 points in the second half on the way to a 72-36 win Thursday night. The Lumberjacks (19-2, 10-1 Southland) won their 11th home game without a loss this season. They have held opponents to fewer than 70 points in 53 consecutive games. Desmond Haymon had...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 59, McNeese St. 39

Taylor Smith had 21 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and six blocks as Stephen F. Austin rolled over McNeese State 59-39 Wednesday night, holding the Cowboys to nine first-half points. The Lumberjacks (17-2, 8-1 Southland Conference), who swept the season series, also defeated the Cowboys 71-43 on Jan. 5 after leading 23-19 at halftime. This time, Stephen F. Austin capitalized...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 72, Nicholls 49

Desmond Haymon scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds Saturday night to lead Stephen F. Austin to its 11th consecutive victory, 72-49 over Nicholls State. Taylor Smith added 14 points, six assists, five rebounds and six blocks for the Lumberjacks (16-1, 7-0 Southland), who continued their best start to a season since joining Division I in 1987. Jacob Parker chipped in 13 points...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 52, SE Louisiana 40

Taylor Smith had 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots as Stephen F. Austin won its 10th straight game, defeating Southeastern Louisiana 52-40 Thursday night. Hal Bateman added 14 points and Antonio Bostic had 10 for the Lumberjacks (15-1, 6-0 Southland), who held the Lions (5-10, 3-2) to 26 percent shooting - 16 percent in the second half. No Southeastern Louisiana player...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 77, Cent. Arkansas 69

Taylor Smith scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin over Central Arkansas 77-69 Thursday night. Smith was 11 of 12 from the field in his double-double performance and led five Lumberjacks in double figures. Jacob Parker scored 15 points, and Hal Bateman had 13 points and a team-high seven assists. Antonio Bostic and Desmond Haymon scored 10 apiece for...
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January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 71, McNeese St. 43

Taylor Smith had 15 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and Stephen F. Austin shot 55.1 percent from the field in a 71-43 blowout over McNeese State on Saturday night. Stephen F. Austin (12-1, 3-0 Southland) held the Cowboys to just 31.9 percent shooting and out-rebounded them 41-25. The Lumberjacks led 23-19 at halftime but shot 66.7 percent in the second half, making 18 of 27 shots and...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 67, Texas A&M-CC 56

Taylor Smith had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin over Texas A&M-CC 67-56 on Saturday in the Southland Conference opener for both teams. Smith was 10 of 14 from the field in his double-double performance for the Lumberjacks (10-1). Antonio Bostic had 12 points, and Hal Bateman had 11 points and nine assists. The Lumberjacks never trailed in the game and...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 60, Grambling St. 38

Taylor Smith scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 60-38 victory over Grambling State on Thursday night. Stephen F. Austin (9-1) led 27-18 at halftime but shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half, helping give the Lumberjacks a 28-point lead at one point with just under five minutes to play. Thanks to Taylor and company...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 56, Oklahoma 55

Taylor Smith scored 14 points and Hal Bateman chipped in 13 as Stephen F. Austin held off Oklahoma in the final seconds for a 56-55 win Tuesday night. The Lumberjacks (8-1), who entered the game leading the nation in scoring defense (49.5 points per game), led by as many as 11 in the second half. Oklahoma (7-3) had a chance to tie in the final seconds but failed to convert a pair...
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December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 69, FIU 60

Antonio Bostic scored 23 points and Stephen F. Austin opened up a big first-half lead in a 69-60 victory over Florida International Saturday in nonconference play. The Lumberjacks (2-0) rolled to a 40-24 halftime lead behind Bostic and forwards Jacob Parker and Taylor Smith, then coasted home. Bostic hit three of Stephen F. Austin's 10 3-pointers while Parker, who scored 13...
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November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 84, Howard Payne 30

Desmond Haymon scored 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Stephen F. Austin to an 84-30 victory over Howard Payne on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Haymon was 5 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Deshaunt Walker had 15 points and was 5 of 9 from 3-point range, as the Lumberjacks made 10 of 24 3-point shots. Taylor Smith added...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 74, Texas A&M-CC 41

Three players scored 17 points each Saturday and Stephen F. Austin rolled to a 74-41 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Antonio Bostic, Taylor Smith and Desmond Haymon led the Lumberjacks (17-11, 10-4 Southland), who shot 61 percent from the field. Smith also grabbed 12 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin, winners of three in a row. Chris Hawkins-Mast had 15 points and 11 rebounds...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin rolls 74-41 in Southland

Three players scored 17 points each Saturday and Stephen F. Austin rolled to a 74-41 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Antonio Bostic, Taylor Smith and Desmond Haymon led the Lumberjacks (17-11, 10-4 Southland), who shot 61 percent from the field. Smith also grabbed 12 rebounds for Stephen F. Austin, winners of three in a row. Chris Hawkins-Mast had 15 points and 11 rebounds...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 69, High Point 62

Taylor Smith scored 16 points and blocked five shots, and Darius Gardner had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 69-62 victory against High Point on Saturday. Smith went 8 for 8 from the floor, and Desmond Haymon and Antonio Bostic added 11 points each for the Lumberjacks (15-11) in a BracketBusters game. Nick Barbour scored 23 points and Shay Shine 21 for...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 62, Nicholls 58

Antonio Bostic had 17 points and Jereal Scott scored five in overtime as Stephen F. Austin held on to defeat Sam Houston State 62-58 Wednesday night. Desmond Haymon added 12 points and Taylor Smith 11 for the Lumberjacks (13-10, 7-3 Southland), who led by as many as 12 points in the second half. Nicholls State (7-16, 3-8) got a career-high 17 points from Shane Rillieux, 16 from...
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February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas-Arlington 63, Stephen F. Austin 54

LaMarcus Reed scored 17 points, including 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the game's final 20 seconds, helping Texas-Arlington pull away to beat Stephen F. Austin 63-54 Saturday night. Stephen F. Austin (9-8, 3-1 Southland), which had not led since the 12:57 mark of the first half, tied the game at 38-all on a layup by Taylor Smith with 10:41 left in the game. Texas-Arlington...
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January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas-San Antonio 59, Stephen F. Austin 52

Jeromie Hill scored 16 points and UTSA hit 7 of 13 3-point attempts en route to a 59-52 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday. Melvin Johnson III added 10 points for the Roadrunners (10-7, 3-1 Southland), who shot 45 percent overall from the field. Jereal Scott had 16 points and Taylor Smith 10 for Stephen F. Austin (9-8, 3-1), which had its four-game winning streak snapped...
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January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 67, Cent. Arkansas 56

Jonathan King made all seven shots he took Wednesday night, scoring 19 points to lead Stephen F. Austin past Central Arkansas 67-56. Jereal Scott hit double figures for the 12th time this season, scoring 15, and Taylor Smith had 13 as the Lumberjacks (9-7, 3-0 Southland) won their fourth straight. King grabbed eight rebounds for Stephen F. Austin, which has held every opponent under...
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 74, Alabama St. 48

Jereal Scott had 14 points and 11 rebounds Saturday to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 74-48 victory over Alabama State in the Lumberjack Classic. The Lumberjacks (4-3) turned a close game into a runaway in the last 10 minutes of the first half, scoring the final 18 points before the break in opening up a 35-13 lead. Taylor Smith scored 10 points for Stephen F. Austin, which owned...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Stephen F. Austin 84, Centenary 43

Jereal Scott scored 18 points and Stephen F. Austin cruised to an 84-43 victory over Centenary Friday night in its season opener. Desmond Haymon and Antonio Bostic had 16 points each for the Lumberjacks, and Taylor Smith added 13. Stephen F. Austin used an 18-0 run to put the game out of reach early and led 49-16 at halftime. Maxx Nakwaasah was the only player in double figures...
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November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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