SFA Lady Jacks basketball coach speaks about Texas State ahead of their match in the WNIT

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Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 3:44 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:02 AM CDT
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The SFA Lady Jacks are preparing to host Texas State in the first round of the WNIT and head coach Mark Kellogg spoke out not only about the Lady Bobcats, but also the advantage of getting to play at home.

“Well should be pretty, I mean, that’s big. I don’t know the last time we’ve had a home postseason game, you know, or in the WNIT in particular,” he said..

Coach Kellogg credits his teams performances and the basketball programs growth being the reason why SFA gets to host a postseason game.

“That’s a reward I think for the season that we’ve had and the respect that the program has and the year that we put together.”

The Lady Jacks and Lady Bobcats are no strangers to one another. According to Coach Kellogg, both teams know each other very well despite not playing against each other in an official match for a while.

“Texas State we’ve actually scrimmaged not this year, but the previous two years so haven’t played Texas State in a real game since I’ve been here but we do have some, you know, history I guess and those closed scrimmages that nobody gets to watch so we know a little bit about each other of course, you know they’re not too far away and we got some familiarity with them but we’ll we’ll get after them.”

Having home court advantage is always welcomed for any team not just for the support of your fans but for the additional time players have to rest since they wont be travelling.

“But yeah, excited to be at home for sure. No travel for the week for now. You know, and we’ll get after our preparation for them.”

The game will be this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in Nacogdoches over at the sawmill.