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NCAA Game Summary - Stephen F. Austin vs. VCU



(Friday, March 21st)

Final Score: Stephen F. Austin 77, VCU 75 (OT)

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Desmond Haymon tied the game with a four- point play late in regulation, then hit a big 3 in overtime as Stephen F. Austin took a thrilling 77-75 win over VCU in second-round action from the South Region.

Haymon was fouled hitting a three-pointer with 3.6 seconds left in regulation, then made the free throw to send the game to an extra session.

"I shot it with confidence," said Haymon. "He closed on me kinda hard and I stayed there with my follow-through and he knocked me down."

It was Haymon again with a long bucket with just over two minutes left in the extra session that gave the team the lead for good as he finished the game with 17 points and seven rebounds.

"I was struggling shooting the ball, I knew in order to get it going I was going to have to continue to try and find it," said Haymon. "I guess I found that groove with the last shot."

Jacob Parker had 22 points while Thomas Walkup gave 12 points and 10 rebounds for the 12th-seeded Lumberjacks (32-2), who won for the first time in the NCAA Tournament and ran their winning streak to 29 straight games.

Stephen F. Austin moves on to the round of 32 where it will play UCLA, which cruised past Tulsa, on Sunday.

Treveon Graham had 19 points and seven boards, Jordan Burgess gave 14 points, while JeQuan Lewis had 13 points for the fifth-seeded Rams (26-9), who lost to Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 tournament final, but was one of six teams from the conference to earn a bid to the tournament.

"Congratulations to Stephen F. Austin, they have a great team, they hung in there and fought even at the end when we were ahead and never stopped battling and made a huge play at the end of regulation to tie the game," said VCU head coach Shaka Smart.

After Haymon gave the Lumberjacks a 74-73 lead, Burgess missed a 3 at the other end and Parker countered with a jumper with just over a minute to play in the extra session.

Lewis then drove and put in a layup with 41.3 to play, and VCU was able to tie up SF Austin for a jump ball, which it won to gain possession with a chance to take the lead.

Briante Weber tried to go up the middle, but Parker blocked the lane, coming up with the steal and Walkup hit one of two from the line with 14 seconds left.

Lewis then went for the win with a 3-point attempt from the right side, but it rimmed out and Walkup grabbed the board to seal the win.

"We were a little flustered, we rushed shots," said Weber. "When we got settled in we got whatever shots we wanted so it was a matter of us settling down and getting into the flow of the game.

The first half was tight as neither side held a lead larger than four, until Parker hit a layup and followed that with a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to give the Lumberjacks a 36-30 lead at the break.

Stephen F. Austin built its lead to 10 early in the second half, but VCU went on a long 24-3 run to grab the largest lead of the game as Graham's layup made it a 54-43 game with 8 1/2 minutes to play.

The Lumberjacks, though, got a layup from Walkup, followed by a Parker 3- pointer and a Deshaunt Walker layup with just over two minutes to play to make it a 60-57 game.

VCU went just 2-for-6 from the line in the final minute to allow Stephen A. Austin to tie the game.

Game Notes

VCU was making a its fourth appearance in the tournament, a school record, and is now 11-13 in tournament play ... Stephen F. Austin is in the tournament for just the second time in school history, with the other appearance an opening round loss to Syracuse in 2009 ... This was the first time these schools had faced each other ... The Lumberjacks shots 52.9 percent and grabbed 35 rebounds, while VCU made just 46.2 percent of its chances and totaled 29 rebounds.

03/22 02:02:17 ET

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Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
Final
HOU 4
BAL 5
2nd
WAS 0
CHC 0
 
2nd
ARI 0
STL 1
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
1st
ANA 0
CHI 0
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR