2013–14 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball team

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2013–14 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks men's basketball
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Southland Regular Season and Tournament Champions
NCAA Third Round vs. UCLA, L 60–77
Conference Southland Conference
2013–14 record 32–3 (18–0 Southland)
Head coach Brad Underwood (1st year)
Assistant coach Mike Boynton, Jr.[1]
Assistant coach Stephen Gentry [1]
Assistant coach Erik Pastrana[2]
Home arena William R. Johnson Coliseum
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin 18 0   1.000     32 3   .914
Texas A&M–CC 14 4   .778     18 16   .529
Sam Houston State 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Northwestern State 12 6   .667     17 14   .548
Incarnate Word* 9 5   .643     21 6   .778
Oral Roberts 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Nicholls State 10 8   .556     14 15   .483
McNeese State 9 9   .500     11 20   .355
New Orleans** 8 10   .444     11 15   .423
Southeastern Louisiana 7 11   .389     12 18   .400
Central Arkansas 5 13   .278     8 21   .276
Lamar 3 15   .167     4 26   .133
Abilene Christian* 2 12   .143     11 20   .355
Houston Baptist 2 16   .111     6 25   .194
2014 Southland Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition
**ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties

The 2013–14 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball team represented Stephen F. Austin University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks were led by new head coach Brad Underwood[3] and played their home games at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. They were members of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 32–3, 18–0 in Southland play to claim their second consecutive Southland regular season championship. They were champions of the Southland Conference Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament, they upset VCU in the second round before losing in the third round to UCLA.

The team has been regarded in the national media as the biggest "cinderella" team in the NCAA March Madness tournament.[4][5]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Thomas Walkup Guard 6–4 195 RS Sophomore Pasadena, Texas
3 Deshaunt Walker Guard 6–0 170 Senior Silver Spring, Maryland
4 Nikola Gajic Forward 6–5 200 Senior Bosnia and Herzegovina
5 Justin Dotson Guard 6–4 215 Freshman Central, South Carolina
10 Trey Pinkney Guard 5–9 160 Sophomore Katy, Texas
12 Dallas Cameron Guard 6–3 180 Freshman Pompano Beach, Florida
15 Ben Brown-White Forward 6–6 210 Freshman Sugar Land, Texas
25 Desmond Haymond Guard 6–3 190 Senior Durant, Mississippi
30 Tanner Clayton Forward 6–9 210 Junior San Diego, California
31 Connor Brooks Guard/Forward 6–4 190 Junior Manhattan, Kansas
32 Sharife Sergeant Forward 6–9 235 Junior Bronx, New York
33 Patrick Costello Forward 6–9 220 RS Freshman Houston, Texas
34 Jacob Parker Forward 6–6 210 Junior Bixby, Oklahoma

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/02/2013* 6:00 pm Arkansas Tech William R. Johnson ColiseumNacogdoches, TX W 87–54  237
Regular season
11/08/2013* 7:00 pm UT Tyler William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 90–64  2,210 1–0
11/12/2013* 7:00 pm at Texas State Strahan ColiseumSan Marcos, TX W 64–57  2,372 2–0
11/15/2013* 7:00 pm at Texas Frank Erwin CenterAustin, TX LHN L 62–72  7,348 2–1
11/21/2013* 6:00 pm at Marshall Cam Henderson CenterHuntington, WV
(Roundball Classic)
W 80–73 OT 4,863 3–1
11/23/2013* 3:00 pm at East Tennessee State Freedom Hall Civic CenterJohnson City, TN
(Roundball Classic)
L 58–66  2,535 3–2
11/26/2013* 7:00 pm Samford William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX
(Roundball Classic)
W 98–78  857 4–2
11/29/2013* 6:00 pm at UNC Wilmington Trask ColiseumWilmington, NC
(Roundball Classic)
W 60–55  3,347 5–2
12/01/2013* 1:00 pm at High Point Millis CenterHigh Point, NC W 71–68  1,003 6–2
12/06/2013* 8:00 pm Towson William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX
(Lumberjack E-Tech Classic)
W 79–69  1,823 7–2
12/07/2013* 8:00 pm James Madison William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX
(Lumberjack E-Tech Classic)
CSNH/ESPN3 W 70–57  1,257 8–2
12/15/2013* 1:00 pm at North Texas The Super PitDenton, TX W 87–53  1,238 9–2
12/21/2013* 6:00 pm Elmhurst William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 83–49  483 10–2
12/30/2013* 8:00 pm Cal State Northridge William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 74–67  674 11–2
01/02/2014 8:00 pm Lamar William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 85–65  637 12–2 (1–0)
01/04/2014 6:00 pm Sam Houston State William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 73–56  1,046 13–2 (2–0)
01/09/2014 7:30 pm at Houston Baptist Sharp GymnasiumHouston, TX LSN W 77–50  922 14–2 (3–0)
01/11/2014* 6:00 pm at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi American Bank CenterCorpus Christi, TX W 80–70  1,295 15–2 (4–0)
01/16/2014 7:30 pm at Northwestern State Prather ColiseumNatchitoches, LA W 74–58  1,310 16–2 (5–0)
01/23/2014 7:00 pm at Oral Roberts Mabee CenterTulsa, OK ESPN3 W 72–69  3,484 17–2 (6–0)
01/25/2014 4:00 pm at Central Arkansas Farris CenterConway, AR W 66–49  1,242 18–2 (7–0)
01/30/2014 8:00 pm Abilene Christian William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 64–48  2,836 19–2 (8–0)
02/01/2014 6:00 pm Incarnate Word William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 76–74  2,632 20–2 (9–0)
02/06/2014 8:00 pm Nicholls State William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 93–64  3,687 21–2 (10–0)
02/08/2014 6:00 pm McNeese State William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 74–54  3,275 22–2 (11–0)
02/13/2014 7:30 pm at Lamar Montagne CenterBeaumont, TX W 78–69  2,234 23–2 (12–0)
02/15/2014 4:00 pm at Sam Houston State Bernard Johnson ColiseumHuntsville, TX ESPN3 W 67–60  1,884 24–2 (13–0)
02/22/2014 6:00 pm Northwestern State William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 70–68  7,148 25–2 (14–0)
02/27/2014 7:45 pm at New Orleans Lakefront ArenaNew Orleans, LA W 103–63  590 26–2 (15–0)
03/01/2014 4:30 pm at Southeastern Louisiana University CenterHammond, LA W 75–62  486 27–2 (16–0)
03/06/2013 8:00 pm Oral Roberts William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 83–72  5,314 28–2 (17–0)
03/08/2014 6:00 pm Central Arkansas William R. Johnson Coliseum • Nacogdoches, TX W 85–61  5,481 29–2 (18–0)
Southland Tournament
03/14/2014 5:00 pm vs. Northwestern State Merrell CenterKaty, TX
(Semifinals)
ESPN3 W 85–78  3,071 30–2
03/15/2014 7:30 pm vs. Sam Houston State Merrell Center • Katy, TX
(Championship)
ESPN2 W 68–49  3,740 31–2
NCAA Tournament
03/21/2014 6:27 pm vs. #24 (S 5) VCU #(S 12) Viejas ArenaSan Diego, CA
(Second round)
truTV W 77–75 OT 11,488 32–2
03/23/2014 6:10 pm vs. #20 (S 4) UCLA #(S 12) Viejas Arena • San Diego, CA
(Third round)
TBS L 60–77  11,504 32–3
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) denotes seed within region S=South. All times are in Central Time.

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