Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Stephen F. Austin 50
(22-3, 10-3 away)
Sam Houston State 44
(14-12, 8-5 home)
Venue: Johnson Coliseum
8:45PM ET / 5:45PM PT, February 20, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Stephen F. Austin 19 31 50
Sam Houston State 16 28 44
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Stephen F. Austin H Bateman 15 T Smith 10 H Bateman 8
Sam Houston State N Mason 14 J Thomas 8 D Gatson 6

In a low-scoring affair, Sam Houston State got beat at home by Stephen F. Austin 50-44 in conference play. The Bearkats were paced by James Thomas, who put up a team-high 14 points and eight rebounds. Nathaniel Mason also had a strong outing, scoring 14 points and adding five rebounds. For the Lumberjacks, Hal Bateman finished with a game-high 15 points and eight assists. Sam Houston State (14-12, 7-7 SLC) gets Eastern Washington (8-18, 6-10 Big Sky) on the road on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Sam Houston State Game Notes

  • Sam Houston State started 14-12 during the 2010 and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • Sam Houston State has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-4) after recording 16 or fewer field goals made.
  • The Bearkats have lost 83 percent of the time this season (1-5) after having a field goal percentage of 33.3 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records 15 or more assists this season, Sam Houston State has lost 78 percent of the time (2-7).
  • The Bearkats have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--SHSU has a 12.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • James Thomas accounted for 31.8 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (James Thomas and Nathaniel Mason) accounted for 40.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more points (23) than the starters (21).
  • James Thomas has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 10 times in 26 games this season.
  • James Thomas has three straight double-digit point games.

Stephen F. Austin Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Hal Bateman and Taylor Smith) accounted for 56.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Taylor Smith and Hal Bateman) accounted for 50.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Taylor Smith has led the team in rebounding 20 times in 25 games this season.
  • Taylor Smith recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Taylor Smith has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Taylor Smith recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 12th of his career.
SFA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AHal Bateman311578214
ATaylor Smith3213102001
C+Jacob Parker361040000
C+Desmond Haymon37424021
CAntonio Bostic40661002
C-Trey Pinkney9210000
-Thomas Walkup8010001
-Ice Asortse4010002
-Joe Bright3000000
SHSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJames Thomas361481111
ANathaniel Mason211451001
BDarius Gatson37426112
C+Aaron Harwell14243003
CTerrance Motley17440001
CPaul Baxter22333002
C-M. McKinney20022000
D+Will Bond24320000
-M. Holyfield9010023

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