New Era Begins for Defending Conference Champs

The 2013-14 edition of the defending Southland Conference champion Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack basketball team will have a much different look and feel than last season. Former South Carolina assistant Brad Underwood begins a new era of SFA basketball in his first full season as a head coach after taking over for Danny Kaspar, who departed for Texas State in April.

Underwood became the 11th head coach in SFA's men's basketball history on Aug. 23, 2013. The former associate head coach at South Carolina and Kansas State, under current head Gamecock coach Frank Martin, begins his first season at the helm in Nacogdoches when the 2013-14 season opens in November.

Underwood inherits a 2012-13 squad that set a school record in wins in a 27-5 campaign and captured their third Southland Conference championship in program history and made it¹s third appearance in the National Invitational Tournament. The Jacks return six lettermen from last year's championship team, including honorable mention All-Southland conference senior shooting guard Desmond Haymon.

returning players

Pinckney G - Trey Pinckney
Played in all 32 games for the Lumberjacks ... totaled 40 points during 232 minutes ... helped the Lumberjacks to their third-ever Southland Conference title ...

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
329.11.30.61.4.231
Haymon G - Desmond Haymon
First-team academic All-Southland Conference ... named to the Southland ConferenceAll-Tournament Team ... an honorable mention All-SLC selection ... was third on the team with 10.6 points per game ...

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3230.510.64.91.2.441
Gajic F - Nikola Gajic
Helped the Lumberjacks to their third-ever Southland Conference title ... was part of a squad that finished with 27 wins, and a birth in the NIT tournament ... played in 18 games, totaling 44 points through 146 minutes ...

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
188.12.42.10.4.750
Parker F - Jacob Parker
First-team academic All-Southland Conference ... averaged 7.2 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game ... scored a career-high 16 points on two separate occasions, which included the Tulsa road win (11/24) ... scored in double-figures 10 times ...

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3223.57.24.31.4.630
Sergeant C - Shriffe Sergeant
Played in 29 games for coach Mike Marquis ... averaged 5.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
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2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
SFA OPP
SCORING 20751639
Points per game64.851.2
Scoring margin+13.6-
FIELD GOALS-ATT772-1649588-1546
Field goal pct.468.380
3 POINT FG-ATT134-413127-426
3-point FG pct.324.298
3-pt FG made per game4.24.0
FREE THROWS-ATT397-651336-515
Free throw pct.610.652
F-Throws made per game12.410.5
REBOUNDS1149928
Rebounds per game35.929.0
Rebounding margin+6.9-
ASSISTS495270
Assists per game15.58.4
TURNOVERS405488
Turnovers per game12.715.3
Turnover margin+2.6-
Assist/turnover ratio1.20.6
STEALS251220
Steals per game7.86.9
BLOCKS121114
Blocks per game3.83.6
ATTENDANCE3542542319
Home games-Avg/Game15-236215-2613
Neutral site-Avg/Game-2-1562