Lumberjack Game Notes: at Texas Tech
Nov. 19, 2011
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech
GAME TIME: The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will get their second of three difficult road tests on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. The ‘Jacks are coming off a 66-61 loss at San Diego on Monday and will face the Red Raiders as the its final test before six days away from the court for the Thanksgiving break. SFA will not be at home again until November 30th, with a road game at UTEP still on tap for next Saturday.
KASPAR GETS 200: Danny Kaspar closed out the 2010-11 season just one win shy of 200 for his career at Stephen F. Austin, but it did not take him long to register that win this year as the ‘Jacks got him the win in front of a home crowd with a season-opening, 84-43, win on Friday vs Centenary. He is already third all-time at SFA in head coaching wins, trailing only Marshall Brown (345) and Bob Shelton (245).
AGAINST THE BIG XII: SFA is 2-9 against teams from the Big XII in 11 years under head coach Danny Kaspar. The Lumberjacks knocked off Baylor, 79-57, in Waco during the 2003-04 season and defeated Oklahoma, 66-62, on the road in 2007-08. With games against Texas Tech and Texas A&M in 2011-12, this season marks the fourth time in the last five years for SFA to play two Big XII opponents.
SCOTT NEARING 1K: After a junior season where he scored 13.3 points per game and hit a school-record 60 percent of his shots from teh floor, Jereal Scott has positioned himself well for a senior season that could leave his name sprinkled throughout the SFA record book. He opened the season on Friday with an 18-point, six-rebound outing against Centenary and now two games into his senior year needs just 135 more points to become just the eighth Lumberjack with 1,000 points in a career in the Division I era.