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    SFA Will Travel To Stanford For NIT
    SFA will play Stanford in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday in Palo Alto, Calif.
    SFA will play Stanford in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday in Palo Alto, Calif.

    March 17, 2013

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    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks will take on the Stanford Cardinal in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament in a game to be televised on ESPN2.

    The Lumberjacks drew a No. 5 seed in the tournament, and an automatic berth in the NIT by virtue of its regular season league championship. The game will be at 10:00 p.m CT on Tuesday in Palo Alto, Calif.

    Should SFA win, they would take on the winner of No. 1 Alabama and No. 8 Northeastern. The `Jacks finished the regular season 27-4 and will enter the NIT with the best record of any team in the field.

    The Cardinal finished the season 18-14 overall, losing by a point to Arizona State in the Pac 12 Tournament.

    This will be the third time SFA has taken part in the NIT, falling 80-60 to UMass in the opening round of the tournament in 2008 after claiming that season's Southland Conference title. SFA also hosted and beat James Madison, 70-63, in the first round of the NIT in 1987 before falling at Arkansas-Little Rock, 54-48 in the second round in SFA's first year as a Division I program.

    This will be the first meeting between the teams.

    -SFA-

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