PHOENIX, Ariz. – Tickets for the inaugural Lumberjack Classic, featuring Northern Arizona men's basketball and the Brigham Young Cougars go on sale this Friday, October 14th at 10:00 a.m.
Fans can purchase tickets at www.gettix.net or by calling (866) 443-8849. Ticket prices for the game at Tim's Toyota Center start as low as $19. 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.
NAU 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-pointers 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.
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The Lumberjacks open practice on Friday, Oct. 14 and open the season with an exhibition contest against Western New Mexico on Nov. 2.