Lumberjack Game Notes: vs UT-Tyler
Dec. 29, 2011
GAME TIME: SFA will look to snap its three-game losing streak on Friday when it hosts UT-Tyler in its final non-conference tune-up before opening Southland Conference play next week on the road. The 'Jacks and Patriots tip off at 7:00 p.m. at the William R. Johnson Coliseum.
The ‘Jacks were sitting a game above the .500 mark before dropping three close games in three days before Chrsitmas at the Global Hoops Showcase on the campus of the University of Oregon to Prairie View A&M, North Carolina Central and Oregon.
UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY: The 'Jacks enter Friday's game looking to snap a three-game losing streak, which is just the second three-game skid in non-conference play for SFA during the Danny Kaspar era. The last occurred during the 2004-05 season when SFA dropped consecutive games to Grambling State, Alabama A&M and Jackson State. Those three losses were also the last losses to opponents to the SWAC before SFA's loss in Oregon to Prairie View A&M, snapping an 11-game win streak vs SWAC opponents.
SCOTT OVER 1K: After a junior season where he scored 13.3 points per game and hit a school-record 60 percent of his shots from the floor, Jereal Scott has positioned himself for a senior season that could leave his name sprinkled throughout the SFA record book. He has hit double figures now 10 times, and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career during SFA's recent trip to Oregon. Scott needed 23 points to reach 1,000 and finished with 46 during the three-game stretch as the only Lumberjack to reach double figures in each contest. He is averaging 15.1 points per game this season and is now just the eighth Lumberjack to reach the 1,000-point mark in SFA's era as a Division I program.
SUB-SEVENTY: SFA has held each of its first 12 opponents under 70 points this season, but still has a long way to go to hit the longest streak of sub-70 defensive performances to open up a season. The nine straight is the longest such streak since the 2008-09 season; however, the 2007-08 team did not allow a team to break 70 points in a game until the 16th game of the year and just allowed 70 on four occassions. The 2008-09 team just allowed 70 twice for the year.