Lumberjack Game Notes: vs Southeastern Louisiana
Jan. 6, 2012
Stephen F. Austin vs Southeastern Louisiana
GAME TIME: SFA started off its conference season just the way it wanted, with a road win on Wednesday at Texas State; however, the challenges do not stop as the ‘Jacks take on Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday in its first SLC game at Johnson Coliseum. Southeastern has knocked off SFA in each of its last two meetings, but has not given up a game at home to the Lions since the 2004-05 season.
HOMEWRECKERS: The Lumberjacks may only have two wins away from Johnson Coliseum this season, but both of them have stung the opponent deeper than normal. SFA picked up its first road win at UTEP on Nov. 26 with a 53-35 verdict over the Miners, holding UTEP to its lowest point total at home since the school opened up the Don Haskins Center in 1976. Most recently, SFA went to San Marcos and stole a 66-65 win at Texas State, snapping the Bobcats’ 16-game home win streak, which spanned more than a calendar year and was one of the top 10 such streaks in the country.
BEAST AGAINST THE EAST: In four-plus years of divisional play in the Southland Conference, SFA has only lost one home game to a team from the Southland East Division. That was a 67-57 decision against Northwestern State in 2006-07, the first year of divisional action. Since then, the ’Jacks have reeled off 15 straight home wins against the East. SFA is 18-1 at home against East Division teams, and has a 30-8 overall mark against teams in that division.
CLAMPING DOWN: SFA returned to William R. Johnson Coliseum on Dec. 30 to take a 57-point win over UT-Tyler, holding the Patriots to just 36 points in the victory. The 36 points was the lowest for a Lumberjack opponent since SFA held ULM to 36 points last season, a mark that is the second-lowest defensive showing in the Danny Kaspar era. The lowest in the era was when SFA held Huston-Tillotson to just 33 points during the 2007-08 season.