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

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