SFA upset Oklahoma 56-55 back on Dec. 18, 2012.
July 12, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.
Hal Bateman hit a pair of free throws with 1:04 left and the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks pulled off a 56-55 upset of Oklahoma on Dec. 18, 2012 at the Lloyd Noble Center.
The win snapped a 36-game winning streak for the Sooners (7-3) against non-conference opponents at home with the last loss coming at the hands of the 'Jacks (8-1) in the 2007-08 season.
Bateman finished with a career-high 13 points and had nine assists, with none being bigger than his two shots to put the `Jacks in front 56-54 after the Sooners had erased an 11-point SFA lead in the second half. After the teams traded possessions, the Sooners had a chance to square things up when Buddy Hield got to the foul line with just 3.9 seconds to go. But after hitting the first shot, he sent the second off the back iron and Taylor Smith cleared the rebound to run out the clock and give SFA the victory.
Smith, who played 36 minutes on the night, led SFA with 14 points and had seven rebounds and four blocks. Antonio Bostic had nine points and four rebounds, and Thomas Walkup added a big eight points and four offensive rebounds off the bench.
Steven Pledger and Je'lon Hornbeak each led the Sooners with a dozen points apiece, while the Sooners finished just 3-of-14 from beyond the arc.
SFA shot just 39 percent from the game, but continued its trend of sharing the ball with 17 assists on its 24 made buckets.
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No. 12 - Mitchell McLeroy fires seven-under 65 at Crown Classic
No. 13 - Chase Greening's near no-hitter against McNeese State
No. 14 - Track and Field Coach Phil Olson Sweeps SLC Coach of the Year Honors
No. 15 - Cordell Roberson has record-setting day against rivals
No. 16 - Ladyjack soccer sets single-season record with 17 wins
No. 17 - Track and field sends program record nine athletes to NCAA Championship meets
No. 18 - Lumberjack baseball plays under lights for first time since 1995, Greening K's 17
No. 19 - Men's hoops holds McNeese St. to nine first-half points
No. 20 - Ladyjacks win critical double-overtime battle at Southeastern Louisiana
No. 21 - Bowling Finishes Season Ranked No. 9 In The Nation
No. 22 - Volleyball Takes Down Indiana For First-Ever Big 10 Victory
No. 23 - Ladyjack Golf Fires Record Round At Onion Creek
No. 24 - Softball Defeats Nationally Ranked North Carolina
No. 25 - Ladyjack Tennis Rallies To Beat Nationally Ranked Foe