SFA Continues Road Stretch In Austin

Sophomore Trey Pinkney and SFA head to Texas on Friday.

Nov. 14, 2013

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack basketball team, hot off their 64-57 win at Texas State over former head coach Danny Kaspar, will continue their four-game road stretch in Austin with a 7:00 showdown with Texas on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. inside the Frank C. Erwin Center.

SFA (2-0) will be looking to run its record to 3-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season and second since the turn of the century. The Lumberjacks are 0-5 all-time against the Longhorns (2-0) since the two schools first met back in 1937. The ‘Jacks last squared off with UT in the 2002-03 season, falling 81-55 in a televised game on the Longhorn Sports Network (Nov. 23).

UT has had a pair of come from behind victories to open the 2013-14 season at home. The Longhorns faced a nine-point deficit (62-53) with 9:44 remaining in the second half during the season opener against Mercer (Nov. 8) and trailed by as much as 17 points (45-28) with 1:28 left in the opening half on Tuesday night against South Alabama. UT edged Mercer 76-73, before handling the Jaguars 84-77.

The Last Time Out
• Sophomore Thomas Walkup recorded a career-high 14 points and junior Jacob Parker recorded the first double-double of his career, as the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team knocked off Texas State 64-57 to spoil the debut of former head coach Danny Kaspar Tuesday night inside Strahan Coliseum.
• SFA picked up its first win over the Bobcats (0-2) since the two schools last met as conference opponents in the 2011-12 season and first over Kaspar, who departed back in April. Win the win, the `Jacks also remain undefeated under new head coach Brad Underwood.

Up Next
• Following the game in Austin, SFA will leave Texas to take part in the Roundball Classic. The ‘Jacks will face Marshall in Huntington, WV, on Nov. 21, before facing East Tennessee two days later in Johnson City, TN. Both games will mark the first meetings between either of the opposing schools.

Series vs. TEXAS: Texas leads 5-0

Last 5 Meetings
Season (H/A), W/L, Score
2002-03 (A), L, 81-55
1994-95 (A), L, 95-94
1993-94 (H), L, 78-66
1992-93 (A), L, 83-70
1937-98 (H), L, 31-23

Series Notes
Friday’s game at Texas will be the sixth meeting between SFA and the Longhorns and the fourth in which the Lumberjacks have traveled to Austin. UT holds a 3-0 mark against SFA in the state capital.



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