NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The SFA Ladyjacks officially arrived at the NCAA bubble in San Antonio Tuesday night.
The Ladyjacks will face Georgia Tech in the NCAA - First Round on Sunday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. This is the first time in 15 years the Ladyjacks have made it to the national tournament, which is all being held in San Antonio, San Marcos and Austin. SFA’s game will be at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
“We will be there for two days where we cannot leave our room and they deliver the food,” SFA head coach Mark Kellogg said. “Unless we go get tested and after that they still can’t leave and they cannot hand out in rooms unless we have a film session. We have to get NCAA clearance to have those in the meeting room.”
With so many restrictions this year’s tournament will test not just a team’s physical strength but also their mental toughness.
“If you make it to the end that is like 25 days without leaving San Antonio and having these restrictions,” Kellogg said. “I think some teams will get to the point where they are ready to go home because they would be there for so long. I think the hardest adjustment for the coaches and players is just not having family and friends to enjoy it with. They may seem over the top but it is a minor inconvenience. That is a term we have used all year.”