NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Watch parties were taking place all over East Texas Friday night, as eager fans and community members were on the edge of their seats watching the SFA Lumberjacks take on the VCU Rams.
SFA beat VCU 77-75 in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, making school history.
"I thought it was a great game. We took care of business and we are putting SFA on the map," Ira Phillips said.
This is the third, 12th seed of the tournament that has upset a higher seed this year.
"I think the Lumberjacks really came out there and played really hard. It doesn't matter who we play or where we play they are going to play their game and they just played it strong the whole way through," Sara Tobin said.
The Lumberjacks are making history, with first-year head coach Brad Underwood.
"I really like this new coach. He really did a number for our boys. I am really excited to see how far we go," Chris Hill said.
"The Lumberjacks played awesome tonight. I couldn't have been more proud of them. I have been following them all season. I am super psyched that they have made it this far. I am taking them all the way," Nick Baker said.
The Lumberjacks will now play in the second round Sunday, in San Diego against the winner of the UCLA vs. Tulsa game.