Send off to be held for SFA Lumberjacks basketball team

Send off to be held for SFA Lumberjacks basketball team


NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS (News Release) - A send-off celebration will be held for the Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning outside of the back entrance to William R. Johnson Coliseum. The celebration is set prior to the 'Jacks 11:45 a.m. departure for Brooklyn, N.Y., where they will play in their third-straight NCAA Tournament.

After capturing their fourth-straight Southland Conference regular season title, the 'Jacks ventured to Katy, Texas, where they grabbed the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with wins over Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the SLC Tournament.

The number-14 seed in the east region, SFA will take on number-three seed and No. 8-ranked West Virginia in a first-round game at the Barclays Center. The game will be televised nationally on CBS at 6:10 p.m. CT with Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce handling broadcast responsibilities.

It is recommend that fans park in the lot across the street from WRJ Coliseum and make their way to the rear of the building on foot.