KENNESAW, Ga. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team continues action in the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge Monday against Kennesaw State. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Flagstaff. Fans can listen to Mitch Strohman's call of the action on 105.1 FM the Big Talker starting at 5 p.m. with the pregame show from the KSU Convocation Center.
The Lumberjacks have won two consecutive games to improve to 2-2 on the season. They won both games last week by an average of 39 points, including a 97-47 victory over Southwestern in the home opener on Friday night.
Senior guard Eric Platt is leading the Lumberjacks with 17.3 points per game while shooting 52 percent from the field and 55 percent from beyond the arc. He reset his single-game best Friday night with 28 points, going 8-for-12 from three as part of 10-for-17 night from the field.
Kennesaw State is also 2-2 on the season, entering the game with consecutive losses to Chattanooga and Alabama State. Monday night's game continues both team's run in the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge. For the Owls, this will be their second game of the event, falling to Alabama State, 74-59, on Saturday evening. For the Lumberjacks, they wrap up their participation on Monday evening, previously falling to Iowa State and Creighton and defeating Alabama State.
Kennesaw State's signature win of the season came over city-rival Georgia Tech on Nov. 15. The victory was the first for the Owls against a team from one of the "Power 6" conferences (Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Pac 10, Big 12, Big East). They played in front of a KSU Convocation Center record 4,784 fans.
"They have some athletes and those guys are good and we are playing at their place," said Platt. "We are going to have to be ready."
KSU moved up to Division I in 2009-10, winning 13 games in their first year of full-fledged NCAA Division I eligibility last season. The won the Division II national championship in 2004.
Fans can listen to the game on the internet at www.bigtalkerradio.com or in Flagstaff on their radios on 105.1 The Big Talker. Video is available for a charge on the Kennesaw State athletics website.