Men's Basketball Hosts UC Riverside Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With
finals and the fall semester behind them, the Northern Arizona
men’s basketball team will host UC Riverside Sunday in the
first game in the Walkup Skydome this season. Tipoff is scheduled
for 4:05 p.m.
The Lumberjacks are in the midst of a stretch of eight out of nine road games over the next month. Sunday’s game is the only home game over a 42-day stretch for the Lumberjacks.
NAU owns a 3-3 all-time record against UC Riverside in six meetings between the schools. UC Riverside won the meeting last season 59-52 last November, continuing a streak of five consecutive victories by the home team in the series. NAU won the first meeting in Riverside 74-64 in 1961-62.Mike Adras is 1-2 all-time against the Highlanders with a loss in 2003-04 and a win in 2004-05.
Former NAU assistant Dennis Cutts is in his third season on the Highlander staff.
Cutts spent three seasons as an assistant coach for Adras and helped lead the Lumberjacks into the postseason in each of his three seasons with the program, including a first round NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000.
The NAU athletics department will host a toy drive this week for the UC Riverside game. Fans who bring a new unwrapped toy will receive FREE general admission. All donations will go to the Salvation Army.
The game can be seen on Big Sky TV. Fans in Flagstaff can hear the game on KAFF AM 930.