Underwood reaches 50 wins in 2nd year

By Steve Sell
February 03, 2015

NACOGDOCHES, Texas —  McPherson’s Brad Underwood has joined some pretty elite company.

Underwood, a 1982 McPherson High graduate and former All-State basketball player, tied for the fifth-fastest head coach to reach 50 career wins at the Division I level as the Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team downed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61-51 on Saturday night.

Underwood joins James A. "Buck" Freeman (St. Johns, 1930) and Brad Stevens (Butler, 2009) with 50 wins in their first 56 games as a head coach. 

With the win over the Islanders (11-9, 6-2 SLC), SFA (18-3, 8-0 SLC) extends its nation-leading conference streak to 30 straight victories and share of the second longest overall win streak at 17 consecutive.