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2015–16 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball team

The 2015–16 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball team represented Stephen F. Austin State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lumberjacks were led by head coach Brad Underwood and played their home games at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. They were members of the Southland Conference. The Lumberjacks finished the season with a record of 28–6, 18–0 in Southland play to win the regular season championship. They won the Southland Tournament championship to earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As a #14 seed, they upset #8 ranked West Virginia in the first round before losing in the final seconds to Notre Dame in the second round.

2015–16 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball
Stephen F. Austin Athletics wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceSouthland Conference
2015–16 record28–6 (18–0 Southland)
Head coachBrad Underwood (3rd season)
Assistant coachMike Boynton.[1]
Assistant coachStephen Gentry [1]
Assistant coachErik Pastrana[2]
Home arenaWilliam R. Johnson Coliseum
(Capacity: 7,203)
Seasons
2015–16 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin 18 0   1.000     28 6   .824
Texas A&M–CC 15 3   .833     25 8   .758
Sam Houston State 12 6   .667     18 16   .529
Incarnate Word* 12 6   .667     17 12   .586
Houston Baptist 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Southeastern Louisiana 9 9   .500     12 21   .364
Abilene Christian* 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
McNeese State 7 11   .389     9 20   .310
Central Arkansas** 6 12   .333     7 21   .250
New Orleans 6 12   .333     10 20   .333
Nicholls State 6 12   .333     11 23   .324
Northwestern State 5 13   .278     8 20   .286
Lamar 3 15   .167     11 19   .367
* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I
** Ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 Southland Tournament winner

On March 21, 2016, head coach Brad Underwood left the school and was named the head coach at Oklahoma State.[3]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

The Lumberjacks were picked to finish first (1st) in both the Southland Conference Coaches' Poll and in the Sports Information Directors Poll receiving eleven (12) first place votes in the Coaches' poll and ten (9) first place votes in the SID poll.[4]

RosterEdit

2015–16 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G/F 0 Thomas Walkup 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Deer Park HS Pasadena, TX
G 1 Demetrious Floyd 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr McCluer HS
Chipola College
St. Louis, MO
F 2 CJ Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Pebblebrook Powder Springs, GA
G 3 Jared Johnson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Ridge View HS
Hill College
Columbia, SC
G 4 Ty Charles 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Kennedale HS Kennedale, TX
G 5 Lasani Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Bishop Dunne Dallas, TX
G 10 Trey Pinkney 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Seven Lakes HS Katy, TX
F 11 Clide Geffrard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Ely HS
Northwest Florida State College
Pompano Beach, FL
G 12 Dallas Cameron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Ely HS Pompano Beach, FL
G 15 Payton Stephens 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr McPherson McPherson, KS
F 22 TJ Holyfield 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Elev8 Sports Institute (Fla.) Albuquerque, NM
F 23 Nathan Bain 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) Freeport, Bahamas
G 24 Jonny Dahl 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Keokuk Keokuk, IA
G 30 Tyler Underwood 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Nacogdoches Nacogdoches, TX
C 32 Jovan Grujić 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr South Kent School (Conn.) Pančevo, Serbia
F 35 JaQuan Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr Edmondson Baltimore, MD
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 12/05/2015

ScheduleEdit

Source:[5] Access date: 11/15/2015

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Out of Conference
11/13/2015*
8:30 pm, Fox Sports SW
at No. 22 Baylor L 55–97  0–1
Ferrell Center (7,041)
Waco, TX
11/17/2015*
7:00 am, ESPN2
at Northern Iowa
ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
L 60–70  0–2
McLeod Center (4,720)
Cedar Rapids, IA
11/22/2015*
2:00 pm
LSU–Alexandria W 88–64  1–2
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,119)
Nacogdoches, TX
11/26/2015*
4:30 pm, ASN
vs. Western Michigan
Music City Challenge
W 79–71  2–2
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (N/A)
Nashville, TN
11/27/2015*
7:30 pm
vs. Tulane
Music City Challenge
L 59–60  2–3
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (N/A)
Nashville, TN
11/29/2015*
3:30 pm, ASN
vs. Appalachian State
Music City Challenge
W 94–84  3–3
Nashville Municipal Auditorium (N/A)
Nashville, TN
12/05/2015*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Texas Southern W 66–62  4–3
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,392)
Nacogdoches, TX
12/08/2015*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Henderson State W 87–54  5–3
William R. Johnson Coliseum (1,832)
Nacogdoches, TX
12/12/2015*
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Arkansas Tech W 86–48  6–3
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,063)
Nacogdoches, TX
12/19/2015*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
Our Lady of the Lake W 95–56  7–3
Shelton Gym (635)
Nacogdoches, TX
12/22/2015*
2:00 pm, Pac12
at Arizona State L 73–80  7–4
Wells Fargo Arena (4,373)
Tempe, AZ
12/29/2015*
2:30 pm, ASN
at UAB L 66–76  7–5
Bartow Arena (3,956)
Birmingham, AL
Conference Games
01/02/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
McNeese State W 86–57  8–5
(1–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,284)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/04/2016
7:00 pm
at Southeastern Louisiana W 89–69  9–5
(2–0)
University Center (540)
Hammond, LA
01/12/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Central Arkansas W 85–64  10–5
(3–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,142)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/16/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Abilene Christian W 97–62  11–5
(4–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (3,873)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/18/2016
7:00 pm, ASN
at New Orleans W 82–58  12–5
(5–0)
Lakefront Arena 
New Orleans, LA
01/23/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Sam Houston State W 76–64  13–5
(6–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (7,123)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/25/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Lamar W 86–52  14–5
(7–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,485)
Nacogdoches, TX
01/30/2016
2:00 pm
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 66–61  15–5
(8–0)
American Bank Center (2,348)
Corpus Christi, TX
02/06/2016
7:00 pm
at Houston Baptist W 72–66  16–5
(9–0)
Sharp Gymnasium (1,082)
Houston, TX
02/08/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Northwestern State W 83–72  17–5
(10–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (3,723)
Nacogdoches, LA
02/13/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 70–58  18–5
(11–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (6,264)
Nacogdoches, TX
02/15/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Incarnate Word W 84–46  19–5
(12–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (2,892)
Nacogdoches, TX
02/20/2016
6:00 pm
at Nicholls W 88–53  20–5
(13–0)
Stopher Gym (522)
Thibodaux, LA
02/22/2016
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Lamar W 79–58  21–5
(14–0)
Montagne Center (1,931)
Beaumont, TX
02/27/2016
6:00 pm, ESPN3
Houston Baptist W 82–54  22–5
(15–0)
William R. Johnson Coliseum (6,012)
Nacogdoches, TX
02/29/2016
6:00 pm, ASN
at Incarnate Word W 84–58  23–5
(16–0)
McDermott Center (876)
San Antonio, TX
03/03/2016
7:00 pm
at Northwestern State W 95–55  24–5
(17–0)
Prather Coliseum (3,020)
Natchitoches, LA
03/05/2016
7:00 pm, ESPNCE
at Sam Houston State W 85–64  25–5
(18–0)
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (2,091)
Huntsville, TX
Southland Tournament
03/11/2016
5:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) vs. (4) Houston Baptist
Semifinals
W 104–68  26–5
Merrell Center (3,019)
Katy, TX
03/12/2016
8:30 pm, ESPN2
(1) vs. (2) Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
Championship Game
W 82–60  27–5
Merrell Center (4,399)
Katy, TX
NCAA Tournament
03/18/2016*
6:10 PM, CBS
(14 E) vs. (3 E) No. 8 West Virginia
First round
W 70–56  28–5
Barclays Center (17,502)
Brooklyn, NY
03/20/2016*
1:40 PM, CBS
(14 E) vs. (6 E) Notre Dame
Second round
L 75–76  28–6
Barclays Center (17,401)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East Region.
All times are in Central Time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Underwood Adds Boynton And Gentry To Staff: Pair is the first two hires by Underwood to his coaching staff". SFA Jacks. May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Pastrana Added To Lumberjack Coaching Staff: Underwood completes coaching staff with hiring of Pastrana". SFA Jacks. June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma State hires Brad Underwood away from Stephen F. Austin". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ "Stephen F Austin Named as Favorite in Conference Preseason Polls". Southland Conference. October 28, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.sfajacks.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/sasu-m-baskbl-sched.html