The last time the SFA Lumberjacks basketball team traveled to Norman, Oklahoma they came back to East Texas with a huge non-conference win. In 2007 Danny Kaspar led his soon to be Southland Conference championship team to a 66-62 win over the Sooners. Kaspar admitted Monday that the 'Jacks may have caught OU sleeping on that night.
"We did have a really good team in 2007 that beat them," said Kaspar over the phone from Norman. "But I do think that they took us lightly last time."
But this season SFA is off to a 7-1 start, with their only loss coming in a close contest with the Texas A&M Aggies of the SEC. In 2012 Kaspar doesn't expect the Sooners will sleep walk through Tuesday's game.
"This time I believe that, based on some of the things we have done since then and our start this year, coach Lon Kruger will not have his team take us lightly this time around. They have watched the A&M game and I would like to think that they know we are for real. They are going to play hard to beat us."
If the Jacks were to pull off another upset in Norman, the game will likely be low scoring. SFA leads the nation in team defense, as their opponents are averaging just 49.5 points per game so far on the young season.
"Our defense is definitely our strength," said Kaspar. "We have to outplay our opponent on the defensive end each night because our offense is not always as reliable as I would like it to be."
SFA and Oklahoma tip off at 7:00 p.m. from the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.
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