Send Off Celebration Set for Tuesday for NCAA Tourney-Bound ‘Jacks
A send-off celebration will be held for the Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon outside of the back entrance to William R. Johnson Coliseum. The celebration is set prior to the 'Jacks 2:00 p.m. departure for Dallas, Texas, where they will play in their fourth NCAA Tournament in the last five seasons.
After capturing the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, Texas, last weekend, the 'Jacks learned Sunday they would be the number-14 seed in the east region. SFA is set to take on number-three seed and No. 14-ranked Texas Tech in a first-round game at American Airlines Center. The game will be televised nationally on truTV at 6:27 p.m.
The last time SFA went to the Big Dance was 2016. The 'Jacks went in as a number-14 seed and upset West Virginia before falling in the 3rd round to a last second bucket from Notre Dame.
For Tuesday's send off, 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.
Axe 'em, 'Jacks!!