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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

The best team in the Southland Conference recently has been Stephen F. Austin. They were so good last season that they finished with a perfect 18-0 record in the conference and they won the conference tournament and made the NCAA Tournament. They didn’t stop there as they upset West Virginia and nearly beat Notre Dame to make the Sweet Sixteen.

The Lumberjacks will have a different look going forward as gone is head coach Brad Underwood and in is Kyle Keller who was an assistant at Texas A&M. It will be a tough job for Keller who inherits a team that loses three starters and the top player off the bench. Replacing Thomas Walkup will not be easy as he averaged 18.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.1 steals last season. The team will also miss Demetrious Floyd and Trey Pinkey.

The Lumberjacks brought in some junior college transfers led by Ivan Canete who is a shooting guard. He is joined by Isaiah Traylor who will probably come off the bench. The team also has Leon Gilmore who will be a big body upfront. The Lumberjacks also added Samuli Nieminen from Finland and Kevon Harris and Aaron Augustin.

The good news for Stephen F. Austin is that they do have Ty Charles, TJ Holyfield and Dallas Cameron returning.

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2016-2017 NCAA Championship Odds: 250-1

2015-2016 Record: 28-6, 18-0 Southland

2015-2016 Postseason: NCAA Tournament

2016-2017 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Betting

The Lumberjacks are rarely on the board as they play in the Southland Conference which is not a conference on the betting board. The team did go 4-2 ATS in their six lined games last season.

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2015 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Betting Statistics

ATS
OVERALL HOME AWAY
4-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
O/U
OVERALL HOME AWAY
4-2-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Team Leaders

Player Numbers
Points Thomas Walkup 18.1
Assists Thomas Walkup 4.5
Rebounds Thomas Walkup 6.9
FG % Thomas Walkup 58.8
Steals Thomas Walkup 2.1
Blocks T.J. Holyfield 1.5

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Offense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 80.2  23
Field Goal % 47.8 26
3 Point % 36.3 102
Free Throw % 73.5 47
Rebounds / G 34.9 240

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Defense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 63.3 11
Field Goal % 43.8 191
3 Point % 32.0  45
Free Throw % 66.3 24
Rebounds / G 28.7  24

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2016-2017 Projected Starting Lineup

Dallas Cameron, Guard

Ivan Canete, Guard

Ty Charles, Guard

Leon Gilmore, Forward

TJ Holyfield, Forward

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Picks

The Lumberjacks are not a lock to win the conference this season as they have a new coach and a lot of new players but they have enough talent to definitely be a contender. This will not be an unbeaten season for the Lumberjacks in the conference but they have the talent to come together and make a run in the conference tourney.

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2016-2017 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Regular Season Schedule

  • 11/11/16 at Kentucky
  • 11/15/16 Longwood
  • 11/18/16 Northeastern State
  • 11/28/16 at Louisiana-Monroe
  • 12/01/16 at Arkansas
  • 12/03/16 Centenary College
  • 12/07/16 UAB
  • 12/10/16 at Rice
  • 12/18/16 LSU-Shreveport
  • 12/22/16 vs. Tulsa - Honolulu
  • 12/23/16 vs. Southern Miss/San Diego State - Honolulu
  • 12/25/16 TBD - Honolulu
  • 12/31/16 Houston Baptist
  • 01/02/17 at McNeese
  • 01/07/17 at Abilene Christian
  • 01/11/17 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • 01/14/17 Nicholls
  • 01/19/17 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • 01/21/17 at Incarnate Word
  • 01/25/17 Central Arkansas
  • 01/28/17 New Orleans
  • 02/02/17 at Sam Houston State
  • 02/04/17 at Northwestern State
  • 02/09/17 Incarnate Word
  • 02/16/17 Lamar
  • 02/18/17 at Southeastern Louisiana
  • 02/23/17 at New Orleans
  • 02/25/17 at Central Arkansas
  • 03/02/17 Northwestern State
  • 03/04/17 Sam Houston State

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