SFA Hosts Texas-Arlington

Jan. 26, 2007

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Keep the Momentum: The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack basketball team will look to begin another Southland Conference winning streak Saturday, when the 'Jacks host Texas-Arlington. The game against the Mavericks is set for a 6 p.m. tip in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Two games after seeing their six-game win streak end at the hands of Sam Houston State, the Lumberjacks (12-6, 5-1) will try to build on the momentum of Thursday's big road win with a victory against the Mavericks (6-13, 2-5).

Last Game: The Lumberjacks won their third straight Southland Conference road game with a dominant 82-62 verdict at Texas State, Thursday. Senior center Antuane Miller scored a season-high 23 points, leading an effort that saw the Lumberjacks outscore the Bobcats, 36-18, in the paint. The Lumberjacks tied their best shooting performance of the season, hitting .652 from the floor against the Bobcats. Sophomore center Matt Kingsley joined Miller in double digits with 14 points. Sophomore forward Josh Alexander and junior forward Kyle Jacobs tied for the team lead with five rebounds apiece.

vs. Texas-Arlington: SFA holds a slim 25-24 edge in the all-time series against the Mavericks. Over the last 10 meetings, the series is split down the middle at five games apiece. Texas-Arlington holds a 7-5 advantage in the 12 games played since Danny Kaspar took over as head coach at SFA. The Lumberjacks have fared well against the Mavericks at home under Kaspar, holding a 4-2 edge.

The Mavericks: Texas-Arlington has lost five of its last six games, but the Mavericks proved how dangerous they can be Thursday, when they toppled Sam Houston State, 78-65. UTA entered that contest on a five-game skid, its second losing streak this season of four games or more. The Mavericks are 6-13 overall, this season, but only 2-10 in road games.

The Coaches: Danny Kaspar is in his seventh season as the head basketball coach at SFA. Kaspar is 105-82 (.561) in his time with the Lumberjacks. He is 324-134 (.707) in 15 seasons as a collegiate head coach. Texas-Arlington is guided by first-year head coach Scott Cross. Cross is 6-13 (.316) with the Mavericks.

Up Next: SFA will entertain Southland Conference West Division leader Texas A&M-Corpus Christi next Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks will then travel to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 3, for a 6 p.m. game against the Roadrunners.

• For complete notes, click the Game Notes link in the side bar of the Men's Basketball home page.

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