NCAAB Game Recap - Stephen F. Austin at Rutgers
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:00 PM EST

USC-Up
50
Lou
76
F
Elon
61
UNC
75
F
ArkLR
58
Mem
68
F
AlSt
41
Tenn
76
F
(N/A)
45
MiaO
80
F
Chat
53
FlaSt
89
F
Bingha
77
NJIT
75
F
Sien
89
Yale
100
F(3OT)
Urba
51
WriSt
88
F
(N/A)
20
VMI
96
F
DelSt
64
VaTec
100
F
Merrim
81
StPet
77
F(OT)
Colum
63
StJon
82
F
SFA
57
Rut
69
F
JMU
80
OlDom
78
F
Rider
72
UMass
82
F
Princ
54
Ind
79
F
GaTec
78
UGA
82
F
Bry
74
Drex
86
F
E WA
68
BC
72
F
NoKY
59
Ball
57
F
Belm
73
Lipsco
67
F
FlAtl
70
FlGlf
72
F(OT)
Corn
53
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
58
SamH
88
F
SeLA
66
Tuls
73
F
(N/A)
56
NoAZ
93
F
APSU
72
Vand
90
F
Troy
52
TexAM
56
F
HiPt
55
StLou
67
F
(N/A)
66
NrthIA
88
F
MorSt
52
Mizzu
70
F
IUPUI
62
LoyIL
85
F
MtStM
51
UAB
58
F
(N/A)
66
ChiSt
79
F
Sac
61
UCDav
51
F
NIU
86
W IL
81
F
ArkSt
80
ColSt
78
F
Citad
57
Ill
85
F
Gram
76
SJSU
83
F
UCSB
67
OrSt
78
F
TxSt
64
UNLV
57
F
BYU
68
Bois
72
F(OT)
Portl
82
PorSt
75
F
SDSU
66
USD
49
F
StMar
68
Fres
58
F

Nov 20, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Stephen F. Austin (4-1)

26

31

57

Rutgers (4-1)

31

38

69

McConnell, Yeboah lead Rutgers past Stephen F. Austin 69-57
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:49 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) After giving up 80 points in Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell wanted to see a better defensive effort. He got it on Wednesday night when his defense held a team averaging 88.5 points to under 60.

Caleb McConnell had 16 points and six rebounds and Akwasi Yeboah provided a spark off the bench with 13 points to lead the Scarlet Knights past Stephen F. Austin 69-57 in the first meeting between the schools.

“It’s just a mentality really,” Yeboah said. “I know what I can do, and it doesn’t matter if I’m coming off the bench or starting. I’m still going to come in and impact the game.”

Rutgers (4-1) jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the wire-to-wire win, prompting a Stephen F. Austin (4-1) to call timeout 2:15 into the game. The Scarlet Knights would lead by as many as 14 points, before taking a 31-26 halftime advantage.

Rutgers stretched the lead to 16 on a couple of occasions in the second half before Stephen F. Austin cut the deficit to 57-49 on a Gavin Kensmil layup with 4:14 to go. Yeboah answered with an old-fashioned 3-point play following the layup to put Rutgers back up double-digits.

The Lumberjacks made one final push, making it 62-55 on a layup by Kevon Harris with 1:37 to play.

Harris led Stephen F. Austin with 18 points. Kensmil added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and John Comeaux chipped in 14 points.

Rutgers will now have nearly week off before its next game on Tuesday.

“They need some time off,” Pikiell said. “We’ve had quite a stretch here, and we’re a little banged up, but you got to get better. It’s a great week to get better.”

BIG PICTURE

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights bounced back from their first loss of the season to St. Bonaventure. They’ll have two cupcakes left before traveling to Pitt of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and then it’s a couple of Big Ten games, starting at No. 3 Michigan State on Dec. 8.

Stephen F. Austin: Picked to finish fourth in the Southland Conference, the Lumberjacks were off to a 4-0 start under fourth-year coach Kyle Keller. Entering Wednesday night, Kevon Harris led averaging 19.8 points while John Comeaux was ninth in the nation in steals with 12.

UP NEXT

Rutgers: Host NJIT on Tuesday.

Stephen F. Austin: At No. 1 Duke on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Stephen F. Austin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Hart 0 0 0 2 0 0
R. Ware 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rutgers PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Doucoure 0 0 0 1 1 1
C. McConnell 16 0 2 6 1 0

Team Comparison

SFA Rut
Points For 57 69
Field Goals 20/51-39% 22/45-49%
Three Pointers 2/13-15% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 15/24-62% 17/28-61%
Offensive Rebounds 10 7
Defensive Rebounds 21 27
Rebounds 33 37
Blocks 2 7
Steals 9 9
Turnovers 19 19
Personal Fouls 27 22
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Rut Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 20 SFA 57 @ Rut 69 C. Solomon 2 S. Carter 2

Game Information

Stadium: Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 4,536
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