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    Walkup Named SLC POW
    Sophomore Thomas Walkup was named SLC Player of the Week announced Monday.
    Sophomore Thomas Walkup was named SLC Player of the Week announced Monday.

    Jan. 13, 2014

    FRISCO, Texas - Stephen F. Austin sophomore guard Thomas Walkup has been named the has been named the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

    Walkup played a pivotal role in helping SFA to a 2-0 mark on the week, as the `Jacks improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. Walkup recorded a career-high 27 points, the margin of SFA's 77-50 victory at Houston Baptist, finishing 11-of-13 from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line Thursday night.

    The native of Pasadena, Texas, then followed with the first double-double of his career, with 21 points and 10 rebounds, in a 80-70 victory at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi on Saturday. Walkup finished 7-of-13 from the floor with two made three-pointers and 5-of-6 free throws along with his 10 boards.

    The `Jacks, currently riding a 12-game winning streak, are in the midst of a five-game road swing. SFA will next play at Northwestern State on Thursday, Jan. 16.  The `Jacks will tip with NWST at 7:30 p.m. inside Prather Coliseum.

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      COMING SOON