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Gameday Capsule: Stephen F. Austin at MSU

 

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Stephen F. Austin (4-0) at MSU (3-0) 

 

SFA TO DATE: The Lumberjacks beat Longwood on the road in its season opener before three home wins over sub-Division I teams in the span of four days. SFA has had four days off between games. 

 

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN PROJECTED STARTERS 

 

G 0 Aaron Augustin, Soph., 1'11", 185 -- 5.8 ppg, 5.5 apg, 2.75 spg, 52.6 percent from the field 

 

G 11 Ivan Canete, Sr., 6'4", 190 -- 6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.8 spg 

 

G/F 1 Kevon Harris, Soph., 6'6", 225 -- 20.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, Leads the team with 17 3-point attempts despite shooting 35.3 percent 

 

F 22 TJ Holyfield, Jr., 6'8", 220 -- 18.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 9-11 from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line in SFA's last game 

 

*F 24 Samuli Nieminen, Soph., 6'7", 215 -- 4.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6-7 from the free throw line 

 

*If he doesn't start it will likely be F Leon Gilmore III 

 

MSU PROJECTED STARTERS 

 

G 0 Nick Weatherspoon, Fr., 6'2", 195 -- 11 ppg, 4 apg,  

 

G 1 Lamar Peters, Soph. 6'0", 185 -- 12.3 ppg, 4.7 apg, 81.8 percent from the free throw line 

 

G 11 Quinndary Weatherspoon, Jr., 6'4", 205 -- 10.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 53.8 percent from the field 

 

F 35 Aric Holman, Jr., 6'10", 225 -- 12 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 

 

F 24 Abdul Ado, Fr., 6'11", 250 -- 12 ppg, 9 rpg 

 

NOTES: KenPom gives MSU a 84 percent chance of winning the game...Before Tuesday night's games began, there were 77 undefeated teams in college basketball, and one of these two is going to go down...As previously noted, Stephen F. Austin has done it against less-than-impeccable competition, but it still has an averaging rebounding margin of +15.8...MSU guard Nick Weatherspoon has scored double-digit points in all three of his career college basketball games...Stephen F. Austin is going to face two more SEC teams before the season is over -- at LSU and at Missouri in back-to-back games...One more number from KenPom: Kevon Harris is the guy to watch for SFA as he's clearly the guy this offense runs through: his usage rate of 31.2 percent is 63rd in the country among individuals.

 

 

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