2011-12 Northern Arizona Basketball News
November 30, 2012
Get to Know Men’s Basketball Player Blake Hamilton
The Northern Arizona men's basketball team opens its home schedule against Sam Houston State on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. Get to know freshman Blake Hamilton.
June 22, 2012
Murphy Adds Junior College Center Len Springs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Len Springs, a 6-10 center from Los Angeles Trade Technical College, has signed to attend Northern Arizona University and play basketball this fall, Head Coach Jack Murphy announced Friday.
May 10, 2012
Forty-Eight Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-eight Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2012. It is the second largest graduating class in athletics department history, trailing only the 55 graduates from last spring.
April 17, 2012
NAU Student-Athletes Earn 40 Winter Big Sky All-Academic Honors
OGDEN, Utah – The NAU men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have combined to earn 41 Big Sky All-Academic selections for the winter season. The Lumberjack student-athletes have combined for 90 Big Sky All-Academic honors this year after 49 student-athletes earned the award during the fall season.
April 12, 2012
Northern Arizona Tabs Memphis Assistant Jack Murphy to Lead Basketball Program
FLAGSTAFF. Ariz. – Jack Murphy, assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Memphis, has been named head men's basketball coach for Northern Arizona University.
March 19, 2012
Hall of Famer and Former Basketball Coach Gregg Passes
PAYSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Athletics Hall of Famer and longtime men’s basketball coach Herb Gregg passed away on March 15.
March 5, 2012
Douglas Named Big Sky Freshman of the Year by Website
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Men’s basketball player James Douglas was named the Big Sky Freshman of the Year by the College Sports Madness website.
March 5, 2012
Committees Named for AD, Basketball Coach Searches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Two Northern Arizona University committees have been named to work with Parker Executive Search to select a men’s basketball coach and athletic director.
February 27, 2012
Men’s Basketball Ends Season with 79-60 Loss at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team dropped its season finale Monday night 79-60 at Montana State. Despite a positive start to the game, the Lumberjacks fell behind in the first half and were unable to cut the deficit in the second half.
February 26, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to End Season with Win at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team closes the 2011-12 season with a game at Montana State on Monday night at 7 p.m. The game can be heard on the Lumberjack Radio Network on 105.1 FM The Big Talker.
February 23, 2012
Men’s Basketball Travels to Montana Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team travels to Montana to take on the Griz in the first of two road Big Sky Conference games to close out the regular season. Senior Durrell Norman led the Lumberjacks last Saturday with a career-high 26 points against UC Davis.
February 23, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses at Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. - The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team lost to Montana 78-60 Thursday night. The Lumberjacks dropped their 15th consecutive game overall and 14th straight in Big Sky play. The loss tied the longest single-season losing streak in school history.
February 21, 2012
Former Standout Jones Selected for D League Shooting Stars Competition
ORLANDO, Fla. – Former Lumberjack Cameron Jones will participate in the Shooting Stars Competition at the NBA D-League Dream Factory presented by Haier as a part of the All-Star weekend in Orlando on Saturday, Feb. 25. Jones is averaging 15.2 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
February 18, 2012
UC Davis Spoils Senior Night for Norman, Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – UC Davis must not have got the script. The Aggies overcame a 21-point deficit and spoiled the Senior Night for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team with a 70-65 victory in the Sears BracketBusters game at the Rolle Activity Center Saturday night.
February 17, 2012
Norman Leads Lumberjacks in BracketBuster Game; Final Home Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a season of challenges and a difficult losing streak, the lone senior on the Lumberjack basketball team this season has one goal in his final home game. Senior Durrell Norman wants to leave the Rolle Activity Center court on Saturday with a winning memory against UC Davis in the Sears BracketBusters game. Tipoff is at 7:05 p.m.
February 11, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls to Idaho State in Final Conference Home Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior guard Gabe Rogers had a season-high 25 points but the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team dropped a tight contest to Idaho State Saturday night 79-73 in the final home conference game of the season.
February 10, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Idaho State on “I Love the 80’s Night”
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will host Idaho State in the final Big Sky Conference home game of the season for “I Love the 80’s Night”.
February 9, 2012
Men’s Basketball Holds Lillard to 18, Falls to Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team shot 31 percent from the field in falling 67-49 to league-leading Weber State Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
February 8, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts NCAA’s Leading Scorer Lillard and Weber State Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will face the nation’s leading scorer Thursday night in Weber State standout guard Damian Lillard when the Wildcats visit the Rolle Activity Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
February 6, 2012
Men's Basketball Promotions This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NAU Men's Basketball program invites all Lumberjack fans to come out to the Rolle Activity Center this week and show support in a very critical week of Big Sky basketball. NAU Athletics will host Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night on Thursday and on Saturday night all fans are encouraged to participate in I Love The 80's Night.
February 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeated by Portland State in Front of Season-High Crowd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Despite a double-double by Gaellan Bewernick and four players in double figures, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team dropped its 11th consecutive game Saturday 76-65 to Portland State in front of a season-high 1,104 fans at the Rolle Activity Center.
February 3, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Portland State Saturday at Rolle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will look to snap its 10-game losing streak Saturday against Portland State. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.
February 2, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses Second Half Lead, Game to Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball lost a second-half lead as Eastern Washington posted a 74-68 come-from-behind win at the Rolle Activity Center to sweep the season series with the Lumberjacks.
February 2, 2012
Free Youth Basketball Clinic This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men's basketball program will be holding a FREE basketball clinic prior to their home game versus Portland State on Saturday, Feb. 4. Youth ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to meet NAU players and coaches as well as sharpen their basketball skills.
February 1, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to Snap Streak against Eagles
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The men’s basketball team plays host to Eastern Washington Thursday night. Tipoff at 6:35 p.m., at the Rolle Activity Center as the Lumberjacks continue their six-game home stand. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 64-62 overtime loss to Northern Colorado on Monday.
January 30, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls in Overtime to Northern Colorado after Late Comeback
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team fought back from a 10-point deficit in the final 3:49 to force overtime but came up short 64-62 in a tough loss to Northern Colorado to open a six-game homestand Monday night.
January 30, 2012
Lumberjacks to Take on UC Davis in BracketBusters
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona will take on UC Davis of the Big West Conference at home on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the 2012 ESPNU BracketBusters. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Flagstaff time.
January 29, 2012
NAU Athletics To Host Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is proud to host its first annual NAU Men's Basketball Faculty-Staff Appreciation Night. It will take place at the men's basketball game on Thursday, February 9 when your Lumberjacks take on Big Sky conference opponent and conference leader Weber State.
January 29, 2012
Men’s Basketball to Host Three Games This Week; Northern Colorado Visits Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After playing six of their last eight games on the road, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball is happy to be home. The Lumberjacks play five consecutive Big Sky Conference games at home over the next two weeks as part of a six-game homestand.
January 28, 2012
Men’s Basketball Dropped by Hornets in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State snapped a 14-game losing streak against Northern Arizona with a 77-43 win Saturday night at the Hornets Nest. Sacramento State won its first conference game of the season, while the Lumberjacks lost their eighth consecutive Big Sky game.
January 27, 2012
Freshman Douglas Posting Impressive Freshman Campaign
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman James Douglas and his Lumberjack teammates take on the Sacramento State Hornets Saturday to start the second half of Big Sky Conference play. After 19 games into his initial collegiate season, Douglas has proved to be a bright spot for the Lumberjacks.
January 21, 2012
Bengals Down Men’s Basketball in Pocatello
POCATELLO, Idaho – Despite a good start over the first 10 minutes, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team dropped a 78-62 decision at Holt Arena Saturday night.
January 20, 2012
Men’s Basketball’s Post Play Improving Heading into Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – With the final game of the first half of Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Idaho State, one of the developments on the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team during league play has been the improved play of the Lumberjack post players.
January 19, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The focus was on Weber State’s national scoring leader Damian Lillard. He averaged 25.5 points per game this season entering the game, leading Division I in scoring. Unfortunately the rest of Big Sky leading Wildcats contributed led by a career-high 22 points by Kyle Tresnak in posting an 81-67 victory over Northern Arizona.
January 17, 2012
DIRECTV Sports Networks and Big Sky Conference Enter Pact
SEATTLE, Wash. – DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference have entered into a five-year agreement making DIRECTV Sports Networks and its ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks the league’s official TV partner and the home of Big Sky football and basketball. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
January 17, 2012
Men’s Basketball to Take National Scoring Leader Lillard, Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team begins a three-game road stretch Thursday at Big Sky Conference leader Weber State. The Wildcats boast the Division I scoring leader in junior standout Damian Lillard. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.
January 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Drops Close Contest to Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team trailed by 14 with 11:02 left but a furious rally came up short as the Lumberjacks dropped their fifth consecutive Big Sky game 74-72 against Montana State at the Rolle Activity Center Saturday night.
January 13, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to End Losing Streak against Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hopes to end its four-game losing streak in Big Sky play, hosting Montana State on Saturday at 6:35 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.
January 12, 2012
Montana Posts Victory over Men’s Basketball at Rolle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Montana shot 58 percent in posting a 78-53 victory over Northern Arizona Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center. The Griz won their sixth consecutive game led by Kareem Jamar’s 15 points and seven rebounds.
January 10, 2012
Junior Guard Getting it Dunn for the Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Lumberjacks are coming off a tough road trip to the Northwest and return to face the Montana schools this week in a pair of important home games. One of the bright spots of late is the play junior guard Michael Dunn, who is making an impression with his defensive play and recent offensive output.
January 7, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses Halftime Lead, Drops Third Straight at Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team lost its third consecutive Big Sky Conference road game at Eastern Washington Saturday night 76-59.
January 6, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to Bounce Back at Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a tough loss at Portland State that produced few defensive stops and a tough night taking care of the basketball against the Viking press, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will look to reverse its fortunes in Washington against the Eastern Washington Eagles. Tipoff Saturday is 7:05 p.m. Arizona time from Cheney, Wash.
January 5, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls at Portland State 82-62
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State posted an 82-62 victory over Northern Arizona behind a strong shooting night to win their first Big Sky Conference game of the year. The Lumberjacks dropped their second consecutive league game to drop to 5-10 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
January 4, 2012
Q&A with Junior Guard Stallon Saldivar
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona junior guard Stallon Saldivar burst on the national NCAA basketball scene on Dec. 17, when he hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the final second of a 69-68 upset of Pac-12 Arizona State. Saldivar scored a career-high 24 points with nine assists. Saldivar, a business economics major, spent some time on the phone with Alyssa Askew of the Big Sky Conference. Let’s get to know Stallon Saldivar:
January 4, 2012
Hard Work Leading to Playing Time, Production for Olayinka
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior forward Ben Olayinka likes to spend time in the gym. With more time, the better he feels going into games and his recent production is a direct result of that effort heading into a two-game Big Sky Conference road trip that includes the first return trip to his home state since arriving on the Northern Arizona campus.
December 31, 2011
Men’s Basketball Drops Big Sky Road Game at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team closed out 2011 with an 80-64 loss at Northern Colorado. NAU dropped to 1-1 in Big Sky play, 5-9 overall. The Bears won their conference opener and improved to 4-8 overall. The game was the Big Sky opener for the Bears.
December 30, 2011
Men’s Basketball Takes on Defending Champs on New Year’s Eve
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Durrell Norman is excited to lead his team on the road Saturday at defending Big Sky Conference Champion Northern Colorado for a New Year’s Eve tipoff against the Bears at 7:35 p.m. at Butler Hancock Pavilion.
December 29, 2011
Men’s Basketball Opens Big Sky Play against Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team returns to action after a eight-day layoff for the holidays with the start of Big Sky Conference play Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center against Sacramento State. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
December 29, 2011
Men’s Basketball Opens Conference Play with Win over the Hornets
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – True freshman James Douglas tied his career high with 22 points in his first career Big Sky Conference game to lead Northern Arizona to a 73-64 victory over Sacramento State Thursday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
December 20, 2011
Basketball’s Rogers Returns to Help Upset Victory; Gets Trip to Home State
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Junior guard Gabe Rogers entered the game at the 11:13 mark of the first half against Arizona State. He was expected to be out up to four months after dislocating his shoulder and having surgery on Oct. 9. His return was a big boost to the Lumberjacks and he would have a big impact before the final buzzer.
December 20, 2011
Men’s Basketball Dropped by Sam Houston State
HUNTSVILE, Texas – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball fell to Sam Houston State Tuesday night 73-49 in the final game before the holiday break for the Lumberjacks. The loss snapped the two-game winning streak for NAU since Interim Head Coach Dave Brown took over on Dec. 9.
December 19, 2011
Saldivar Named Player of the Week; Earns Pair of National Accolades
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Junior Stallon Saldivar was named the Big Sky Player of the Week for his game-winning performance against Arizona State Monday. He also was also named National Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Big Sky Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and as a candidate for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award.
December 17, 2011
Men’s Basketball Upsets Arizona State on Saldivar Buzzer Beater
TEMPE, Ariz. – Junior Stallon Saldivar hit a three-pointer with 0.6 left to lead Northern Arizona to the 69-68 upset of Arizona State Saturday at Wells Fargo. He finished with a career-best 24 points with nine assists and five rebounds.
December 16, 2011
Men’s Basketball Takes on Arizona State Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With finals and the fall semester behind them, the Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team begins play in its second week under the direction of Interim Head Coach Dave Brown with their first road test at Arizona State on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.
December 10, 2011
Men’s Basketball Responds with 80-67 Win over CSU Bakersfield
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After losing their first game at home in almost a year earlier in the week, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball rebounded with an 80-67 victory over CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
December 9, 2011
Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Adras Resigns
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Dec. 9, 2011) — Northern Arizona University announced today that Mike Adras has resigned as head coach of the NAU men’s basketball team to pursue other opportunities.
December 9, 2011
Men’s Basketball Hosts CSU Bakersfield Saturday Night; Toy Drive Continues
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team completes its two-game home stand against CSU Bakersfield at 6:35 p.m. Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
December 8, 2011
Big Basketball Doubleheader This Saturday in Lumberjack Country
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This Saturday, December 10th at the Rolle Activity Center is a day you won’t want to miss as NAU women's basketball takes on Big Ten opponent Nebraska at 1:35 p.m. and the NAU men square off against CSU Bakersfield at 6:35 p.m.
December 8, 2011
Former Lumberjack Jones Invited to Miami Heat Camp
MIAMI, Fla. – Former Lumberjack Cameron Jones is taking his talents to South Beach. After a four-game stint with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA Development League, Jones has been invited to the Miami Heat’s training camp that starts this week.
December 7, 2011
Men’s Basketball Loses to Pepperdine; Home-Court Win Streak Snapped
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team had its nine-game home court winning streak snapped against Pepperdine Wednesday night 49-40 at the Rolle Activity Center.
December 6, 2011
Coach with a Cause: Mike Adras Raising Awareness Through Basketball
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Whether it is shooting free throws, wearing tennis shoes, encouraging kids to read or coaching in his bare feet, Northern Arizona Head Basketball Coach Mike Adras is a willing participant for a good cause.
December 6, 2011
Men’s Basketball Hopes to Ride Home-Court Win Streak against the Waves
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hopes to ride its current nine-game home court winning streak when the Pepperdine Waves visit the Rolle Activity Center Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
December 5, 2011
NAU Athletics Toy Drive Continues at Basketball Games This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Fan's coming to NAU basketball games this week are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for FREE admission to support local Flagstaff community members in need around the holiday season.
December 3, 2011
Men’s Basketball Controls Pace; Drops Contest at Arizona 53-39
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona came back from a first-half deficit to defeat Northern Arizona 53-39 at the McKale Center Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks controlled the tempo in the contest, holding the Wildcats to their lowest point total at home since 2008-09.
December 2, 2011
Men’s Basketball Takes on Arizona Saturday in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team travels south to Tucson Saturday to face the Arizona Wildcats in a regionally-televised game on Fox Sports Arizona at the McKale Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
November 30, 2011
Men's Basketball Drops Lumberjack Classic, 87-52 to BYU
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – Freshman guard Colin Gruber scored 13 points to lead the Northern Arizona men's basketball team, but was the lone Lumberjack to score in double-figures in the Lumberjacks' 87-52 loss to BYU. The two teams played in front of a crowd of 3,215 as part of the 2011 Lumberjack Classic at the Tim's Toyota Center.
November 29, 2011
Utah Native Saldivar Leads Men’s Basketball against BYU Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior guard Stallon Saldivar does a lot for the Northern Arizona basketball team. He will face his toughest test to date when he leads the Lumberjacks against Brigham Young at 7 p.m. in the Lumberjack Classic Wednesday at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
November 26, 2011
Men’s Basketball Can’t Overcome First Half Deficit, Loses at Loyola Marymount
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Loyola Marymount posted an 81-61 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion behind a strong first half. The Lions finished on a 17-4 run and never let the Lumberjacks back in the contest in the second half.
November 24, 2011
Men’s Basketball Travels to Loyola Marymount Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hopes its second road trip with end in better results when they travel to Los Angeles to take on Loyola Marymount on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.
November 22, 2011
Men’s Basketball Coaches to Participate in Shots from the Heart
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball coach Mike Adras and assistant Jay Collins have been selected to participate in the 2nd Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament, in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.
November 22, 2011
Men’s Basketball Defeats Northern New Mexico
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Redshirt freshman Gaellan Bewernick recorded his first double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Northern Arizona to a 80-49 victory over Northern New Mexico Tuesday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
November 21, 2011
Men’s Basketball Hosts Northern New Mexico; Food Drive Kicks Off
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team plays hosts Northern New Mexico in game two of a two-game home stand Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. Fan's coming to the game are encouraged to bring two non-perishable food items in support of the Northern Arizona Food Bank and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Fans who bring a least two items to each game will receive complimentary admission.
November 18, 2011
Men’s Basketball Hosts Arizona Christian for Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will debut its seven newcomers Friday night against Arizona Christian. The Lumberjacks are hosting Arizona Christian (formerly Southwestern) for the third consecutive season. Friday is "Military Appreciation Night" with a Buy One-Get One ticket offer for any military member with valid ID. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
November 18, 2011
Men's Basketball Posts Big Victory over Arizona Christian
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman James Douglas and junior Stallon Saldivar combined for 35 points to lead Northern Arizona to a 103-42 victory over Arizona Christian Friday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
November 16, 2011
Men's and Women's Basketball Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –All ticket types for the Northern Arizona University Men’s and Women’s Basketball season are on-sale now!
November 13, 2011
Men’s Basketball Loses to North Dakota State
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team lost its third straight game at the Hilltop Challenge, losing to North Dakota State 70-58 Sunday.
November 12, 2011
Men's Basketball Struggles in Second Half, Falls to San Francisco, 69-50
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Despite being down just two points at halftime, the Northern Arizona men's basketball team suffered its second consecutive loss to open the season on day two of the 2011 Hilltop Challenge, 69-50 at the hands of the host school San Francisco. The Lumberjacks shot just 24.1 percent from the field compared to the Dons' 47.8 percent and committed 18 fouls resulting in 24 USF free throw attempts in the deciding second half.
November 11, 2011
Men’s Basketball Opens Hilltop Challenge against Louisiana
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will open the 2011-12 season with a three-game weekend tournament hosted by the University of San Francisco. The Lumberjacks open the Hilltop Challenge with the University of Louisiana (formerly Louisiana-Lafayette) Friday night at 9:30 p.m. Mountain time before facing host San Francisco Saturday and North Dakota State on Sunday.
November 11, 2011
Men’s Basketball Drops Season Opener to Louisiana, 83-66
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Freshman James Douglas scored a game-high 21 points in his collegiate debut, but Louisiana shot 63% for the game and scored 46 points in the paint to record an 83-66 win on the opening day of the 2011 Hilltop Challenge in San Francisco. Junior Michael Dunn and freshman Ephraim Ekanem also score in double-digits for the Lumberjacks, who outrebounded the Rajin Cajuns 36-30.