SFA / New Orleans

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nacluth
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SFA (3-2, 0-0) vs. New Orleans (1-7, 0-0)

WHEN: JAN 2 (SAT) 4:30P.M.
WHERE: William R. Johnson Coliseum (Nacogdoches, TX)
WATCH: ESPN+


The Lumberjacks are back in action this Saturday after taking a longer than expected Christmas break after a brief pause in program activities due to COVID-19. They will be fresh starting Southland play against the Privateers of New Orleans and veteran coach Mark Slessinger. Both teams will be looking for some redemption to what was largely disappointing non-conference play. These two teams know each other well, and their most recent contests have been physical. Expect more of the same this time.

New Orleans only has one win this year against in-state rival Louisiana. That performance is a dim light in the worst start in school history through eight games. The Privateers do not rank in the top half of the NCAA in any meaningful statistic except being 133rd in the nation in assists. Lead by Troy Green (Sr., 6'3", G) and Damion Rosser (Jr-R, 6'4", G), the team from the Big Easy are only garnering about 64 points a game. After reloading the team after last year's lackluster performance with freshmen and JUCO transfers, 10 year head coach Mark Slessinger still hasn't found a way to get the unit to be strong as a team. They are not big inside, and though they have 3 decent upperclassmen guards, they have been without bite on the offensive end.

SFA on the other hand is still shaking in confidence after having their guard play exposed against Baylor and Louisiana-Monroe. Look for Keller to lean heavy on the more dominant inside core of bigs. But, the perimeter play needs to be getting sharper against one of the worst teams in the SLC this year. David and Roti need to take the mantle of senior leadership on themselves. Cam is going to need to contribute 15+ points, while newcomers Nigel and DeAndre are going to need to seriously limit mistakes.

SFA is the best in the nation at keeping their opponents from rebounding. That kind of in-the-paint dominance is going to be the keys to success for the Jacks this season. Coach Cox has his unit running at a top pitch. The front court could probably win this game by themselves, but they have to watch their fouls and get Kensmil going. This is the time of year that really matters - the long grind to March. Consistency is the only thing that is going to catch anyone's eye from here on out. Stay focused Jacks.

Axe 'em!
SFA Jack Fanatic
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nacluth said:



Speaking of guard play... Does anyone know if Posey is anywhere close to competing?
BigJack85
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Nice write up. Some inside dominance might free up the guards, allowing for a more creative streak to emerge.
No-look
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SFA Jack Fanatic said:


Speaking of guard play... Does anyone know if Posey is anywhere close to competing?
That's a mystery I would like to know also. Should be ready now unless it was a season ending injury. Nice write up Ryan!
KirkHeath12
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SFA has moved to a 10.5 favorite. Over is 145
Class of 2012
Axe Em
RedRiverLa
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Well done Nacluth! We're at the Sawmill for both games. Looking for two Ws to start 2021 right.
ROCKIN’ & RUCKIN’ - AxeEm SFA ROTC!
Lumberjacks make great 2LT Armor Officers
SFAJack_76
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Posey won't play today. Isn't sounding good.
Pilotgirl
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I bet he is gonna be a redshirt
SFA Jack Fanatic
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Pilotgirl said:

I bet he is gonna be a redshirt
Let's hope he doesn't decide to transfer.
jboy93
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SFAJack_76 said:

Posey won't play today. Isn't sounding good.
In street clothes but involved during warmups!
nacluth
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Posey drained his last two deep threes. Could have used that this year.
nacluth
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Physical out the gate. 4 fouls for UNO in four minutes.
nacluth
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Rotating early. I like it.
MasterAxe
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Question: Why do we brand ourselves as #PressU, when we don't press?

At best we halfcourt trap.
At worst we're M2M.

Neither of those qualify as a "press."
SFAXE93
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UNO is really bad
BigJack85
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We are bad..... rusty. Very rusty.
jboy93
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Strong defense! Offense a little suspect!
RedRiverLa
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We need a dependable short-to-mid range shooter that's a constant threat.
ROCKIN’ & RUCKIN’ - AxeEm SFA ROTC!
Lumberjacks make great 2LT Armor Officers
sfa17
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RedRiverLa said:

We need a dependable short-to-mid range shooter that's a constant threat.


Yep, and we don't have one
nacluth
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Solomon with three fouls 8:39 in
SFA Jack Fanatic
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Jacks have made a couple of just terrible passes.
nacluth
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New Orleans staying below the one point a minute rate like they should.
TallTexan
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If we leave the Southland, UNO would be smart to poach Wade. He'd build an NCAA regular there.
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BigJack85 said:

We are bad..... rusty. Very rusty.
Yes. Jacks are a long way from being a team to be afraid of right now.
nacluth
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Still...up by 14 with 6 left in the first half.
Pilotgirl
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sfa17 said:

RedRiverLa said:

We need a dependable short-to-mid range shooter that's a constant threat.


Yep, and we don't have one


Roti needs to be that guy
TallTexan
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RedRiverLa said:

We need a dependable short-to-mid range shooter that's a constant threat.


Think our shooters benefited last year from not having to be THE guy.

If we could get a month of games in someone might emerge but this start stop hasn't helped on that front.
SFA Jack Fanatic
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ACU beat Lamar 83-65.
SFA Jack Fanatic
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More amazingly bad passes.
nacluth
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Nana getting pumped!
nacluth
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36-22 at the half.
Pilotgirl
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SFA Jack Fanatic said:

ACU beat Lamar 83-65.

It was close until the 2nd half. ACU has players who can consistently shot 3s.
jboy93
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Ended half on a good note!
nacluth
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UNO committed 17 turnovers in the first half.
No-look
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Good thing we are playing NO at this stage. Everyone looks out of sync and just need some playing time. Defense looks ok.
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