The Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday afternoon. The Lumberjacks took part in their first official practice of the season.
SFA returns eight players from last year's squad, including three starters. The team will be looking to improve upon their 18-15 overall record during the 2016-2017 season.
Kyle Keller returns for his second year as head coach, and he has high hopes for the team this year. After practice, Keller stated "This is maybe one of the fastest teams I've ever been around. We have four really fast guards."
One of the returning players is junior forward TJ Holyfield. "Coach is definitely pushing us to our limits," Holyfield stated, "Just because we look tired on the court, doesn't mean we're tired. We can always give more."
SFA kicks off their season November 11 at Longwood.
Sat. Nov 11 2:00pm at Longwood
Wed. Nov 15 7:00pm vs. St. Edward's
Thurs. Nov 16 7:00pm vs. LeTourneau
Sat. Nov 18 4:00pm vs. Howard Payne
Wed. Nov 22 7:00pm at Mississippi State
Sun. Nov 26 2:00pm vs. Florida A&M
Tue. Nov 28 7:30pm vs. North Dakota State
Sat. Dec 2 3:30pm vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Wed. Dec 6 6:30pm at Louisiana Tech
Sat. Dec 9 2:00pm vs. Rice
Sat. Dec 16 12:00pm at LSU
Tues. Dec 19 8:00pm at Missouri
Thurs. Dec 21 6:00pm vs. Arlington Baptist
Thurs. Dec 28 7:00pm at Southeastern Louisiana
Wed. Jan. 3 7:00pm vs. Nicholls
Sat. Jan 6 3:00pm at Northwestern State
Wed. Jan 10 7:00pm vs. New Orleans
Sat. Jan 13 6:00pm vs. Incarnate Word
Wed. Jan 17 7:00pm at Abilene Christian
Wed. Jan 24 7:00pm at Central Arkansas
Sat. Jan 27 6:00pm vs. Sam Houston State
Wed. Jan 31 7:00pm vs. Houston Baptist
Sat. Feb 3 4:30pm at Lamar
Thurs. Feb 8 4:30pm at McNeese
Sat. Feb 10 6:00pm vs. Northwestern State
Wed. Feb 14 7:00pm at Texas A&M- Corpus Christi
Sat. Feb 17 3:00pm at Incarnate Word
Wed. Feb 21 vs. Central Arkansas
Sat. Feb 24 vs. Lamar
Wed. Feb 28 7:00pm vs. Abilene Christian
Sat. Mar 3 7:00pm at Sam Houston State