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.