Field Goal %
- SFA 52.9
- 46.2 VCU
Three Point %
- SFA 37.5
- 38.1 VCU
- SFA 17
- 11 VCU
- SFA 35
- 29 VCU
- San Diego, California 92199
- Line: VCU -6.5
|Stephen F. Austin||36||31||10||77|
0:00 - OT
End of Game
Stephen F. Austin built a six-point halftime lead by taking care of the ball against VCU's havoc defense, turning it over five times on 31 possessions. VCU turned up the pressure in the second half, scoring 13 points off 11 Lumberjack turnovers to force overtime. In the extra period, Stephen F. Austin turned it over once on eight possessions, and VCU failed to capitalize.
Stephen F. Austin made three of its final four attempts from outside the paint Friday, including a four-point play to force overtime and 2-of-3 in the extra period. The Lumberjacks had missed 16 of its previous 21 such shots.
From Elias: With Stephen F. Austin and VCU needing OT today, that makes 5 NCAA Tournament games going to overtime in this year's Round of 64. According to Elias, that sets the record for most overtime games in the Round of 64. There were two previous Round of 64's with 4 overtime games: 1995 and 2000.
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|Stephen F. Austin||11-5||1||16-12|
|Sam Houston State||9-7||3||18-11|