Top 25 SFA Moments of 2012-13 - No. 11
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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