|Stephen F. Austin||T Smith 15.3||T Smith 9.2||H Bateman 6.5|
|Lamar||S Brown 11.0||S Brown 6.7||D Minor 3.2|
On Saturday, Stephen F. Austin travels to Montagne Center to take on Lamar. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Lumberjacks defeated the Cardinals 79-43 on January 3rd and are 4-2 against them over the past four years.
Stephen F. Austin is 1st in the conference and Lamar is 10th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last match-up on January 30th, Taylor Smith put up 21 points and 18 rebounds as the Lumberjacks ran it up on McNeese State 59-39. The do-it-all performer chips in a team-leading 15.3 points per game, 9.2 rebounds per game, and 3.2 blocks per game. The Cardinals were defeated by Northwestern State 85-63 on January 31st despite 28 points and 12 rebounds from Stanford Brown. With 11.0 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Stephen F. Austin has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Lumberjacks have an edge over the Cardinals, 66 points per game to 58 points per game.
- Stephen F. Austin does a better job contesting shots (36.7% allowed vs 44.6% allowed) than Lamar this season.
- Stephen F. Austin is a better shooting team (47.4% vs 41.0%) than Lamar this season.
- The Stephen F. Austin three-point leader (Jacob Parker) has more three-pointers than the Lamar three-point leader (Donley Minor).
- The Stephen F. Austin assist leader (Hal Bateman) has more assists than the Lamar assist leader (Donley Minor).
- How does our back look? Stephen F. Austin is ranked higher than Lamar in the Southland (#1 vs #10).
- The Stephen F. Austin rebounding leader (Taylor Smith) has more rebounds than the Lamar rebounding leader (Stanford Brown).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Stephen F. Austin currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (952 to 940) than Lamar, per the NCAA.
- The Stephen F. Austin scoring leader (Taylor Smith) has more points than the Lamar scoring leader (Stanford Brown).
- Stephen F. Austin is better at defending the three (27.0% allowed vs 34.6% allowed) than Lamar this season.
- Be afraid. Stephen F. Austin has blown out more teams than Lamar this season (8 blowouts vs 0).
- It's only wins and losses, but Stephen F. Austin has a better overall record than Lamar this season (17-2 vs 2-18).
|C-||Rex Baxter Jr.||5||2||1||0||0||0||1|