PHOENIX, Ariz. – Idol Sports & Entertainment unveiled today the event name and logo for the November 30 game in Prescott, Ariz., between Northern Arizona University and BYU. The event is titled the Lumberjack Classic and features an event-specific logo with text written in lumber on top of a basketball.
The new logo and complete game details for this game coming to Tim's Toyota Center can be found at the event's Facebook fan page.
For fans that are looking to attend the game in a large group, a limited number of group tickets can be purchased now by calling 480-620-9039. All tickets go on sale October 14 and will be available for purchase at www.gettix.net and the arena's box office.
Head Coach Mike Adras returns three starters in 2011-12. Rising junior Gabe Rogers was named to the All-Big Sky second team, finishing the season as the fifth-best three-point shooter in the country by percentage. Rogers shot 46.8 percent beyond the arc, while hitting 82 three pointer and scoring 13.1 points per game.
The Lumberjacks haven't played a game of this magnitude so close to home since 1990 when they fell to the second ranked Arizona Wildcats in Flagstaff.
"We are excited to play in Prescott for the second consecutive season against a quality BYU team that had a great run in the NCAA Tournament this past year," said Adras. "It should be a great game for us to play a school that has a lot of fans in the state of Arizona. It will be an exciting game in a beautiful venue."
BYU head coach Dave Rose is also eager to showcase his team in front of fans in Prescott.
"We're looking forward to a great game against Northern Arizona. Idol Sports & Entertainment has done a great job putting this game together," said Rose. "We're excited for the opportunity to give our fans in Arizona the opportunity to see us play."
The Prescott event will be only the second all time meeting between the teams, with the previous game taking place in Flagstaff in 1946. The Lumberjacks won the contest by the score of 54-31.
NAU played in Prescott Valley in 2010, defeating Alabama State 74-46.
WHAT: Lumberjack Classic, Men's NCAA Division 1 basketball
WHO: Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks vs. Brigham Young University Cougars
WHEN: November 30, 2011 – Time TBA
WHERE: Tim's Toyota Center - 3201 N. Main St. - Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
CONTACT: Adam Baker, Idol Sports & Entertainment - 480-635-8720, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS: On-sale scheduled for October 14th through www.gettix.net