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SFA Men's Basketball prepares for Southland Conference Tournament

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Although SFA has won their conference, they say these games coming up in the tournament are their biggest games yet.

"It's post season play. Everyone's record is 0-0," said Jacob Parker, junior forward. "If you loose you're done so that brings another concept into the realm of things. I think everyone will be energized to play so you can't take anyone for granted."

Although the men have literally had a perfect conference season with an 18-0 record, they not satisfied just yet.

"We got a little chip on our shoulder. Our veterans remember last year and I feel like this team hasn't accomplished everything they've said out to do," said head coach Brad Underwood.

Underwood's team agrees. They aren't done and still have unfinished business from last year's loss in the conference final.

"Last year we came up short so we are going excited to play," said Trey Pinkney, sophomore point guard. "Everybody is ready to go, the adrenaline is going to be rushing and everyone is going to be really excited to play."

For Pinkney, he will be displaying his talent on the court in front of his hometown

"My high school coaches have already told the school about it. My family and my old friends will be there to support me," said Pinkney.

Playing on familiar territory won't be distracting for Pinkney because of the reason he's there to play.

"I feel like I'm playing for my team so that's all I really have to play for right now," said Pinkney

The pressure of the tournament being a single game elimination to end your season, is something the 'Jacks say they've felt all season long with upholding their winning streak.

"We understand who we are. We understand we were undefeated and teams are trying to beat us so we got to be good," said Underwood.  

SFA will play Northwestern State at Leonard E. Merrell in Katy, Texas.

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