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.

2017-2018 Season

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