Lumberjack Game Notes: at Texas A&M
Dec. 2, 2011
GAME TIME: Riding consecutive wins over UTEP and Wiley College, SFA next travels to College Station for a battle with nationally-ranked Texas A&M at Reed Arena. It will be the first time since the opening game of the 2009-10 season that the `Jacks have taken on a nationally-ranked team, and SFA will have its hands full with an Aggie squad that has won five of its first six games to open up the 2011-12 season.
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).
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.