2012-13 Northern Arizona Men's Basketball News
May 14, 2013
Four Lumberjacks Earn NSCA All-American Awards
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has awarded four Lumberjacks with their annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
May 9, 2013
47 Student-Athletes to Participate in Spring Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-seven NAU student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this Friday and Saturday as part of the spring 2013 commencement ceremonies. In addition to the 13 student-athletes who earned their degrees at the conclusion of the fall 2012 semester, the Lumberjack athletics department produced 60 total graduates during the 2012-13 academic year.
May 1, 2013
Wes Pifer Named Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU men’s basketball head coach Jack Murphy has announced the addition of Wes Pifer to his coaching staff for the coming year. Pifer, who spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina Central University, replaces Al La Rocque, who served on Murphy’s staff on an interim basis last season.
April 26, 2013
Lumberjacks Earn 25 Winter Big Sky All-Academic Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona student-athletes competing in the winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field totaled 25 Big Sky All-Academic awards, the conference announced Friday.
April 17, 2013
Men's Basketball Receives Commitment at Wing from Upshur
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Jack Murphy and his coaching staff announced the signing of Quinton Upshur out of Norfolk, Va. on Wednesday. Upshur became the Lumberjacks’ seventh signee for the 2013-14 season when he sent in his National Letter of Intent and will be a junior this upcoming fall.
April 10, 2013
Men's Basketball to Host End of Year Banquet April 25
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Head Men's Basketball Coach Jack Murphy invites all fans to the 2013 NAU Men's Basketball Banquet on Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the 1899 Bar & Grill Ballroom.
April 5, 2013
Murphy to Participate in Men's Final Four Youth Clinic
ATLANTA, Ga. - NAU men's basketball head coach Jack Murphy will be among 30 coaches volunteering to participate in the 2013 NCAA Youth Clinics on Saturday at the Men's Final Four in Atlanta.
March 26, 2013
Former Lumberjack McClintock Signs with AS Monaco
FRANCE – Former Lumberjack basketball player Dan McClintock has signed with AS Monaco Basket in France to extend his professional career for a 13th season.
March 14, 2013
Season Ends for Men’s Basketball in Big Sky Quarters
MISSOULA, Mont. – Weber State built an early lead and never trailed to advance over Northern Arizona 84-58 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon.
March 13, 2013
March Madness Begins Thursday for Lumberjacks
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team opens play in the 2013 Big Sky Tournament Thursday afternoon against No. 2 seed Weber State at 2 p.m. Arizona time. The Lumberjacks and Wildcats play the first of three quarterfinals games at Dahlberg Arena on the first day of action.
March 11, 2013
Rogers and Saldivar Earn All-Big Sky Men’s Basketball Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Gabe Rogers was named to the All-Big Sky first-team and senior guard Stallon Saldivar earned honorable mention honors on the 2013 all-conference teams selected by the league head coaches on Monday.
March 9, 2013
Men’s Basketball Loses to Montana, Earns Big Sky Tournament Berth
MISSOULA, Mont. – Montana recorded a comeback win Saturday night over Northern Arizona, posting a 63-50 victory to seal the outright Big Sky Conference Championship and the right to host the league tournament next week in Missoula.
March 8, 2013
Men’s Basketball Looks to Clinch Postseason Berth Saturday
MISSOULA, Mont. – One more win is all the Northern Arizona basketball team needs to advance to the postseason for the first time since 2011. But the Lumberjacks will face a tough task Saturday against Montana, who is playing for home court next week for the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
March 7, 2013
Men’s Basketball Loses Overtime Contest at Montana State
BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana State survived the second half comeback by Northern Arizona and prevailed in overtime with an 83-79 victory over the Lumberjacks.
March 6, 2013
Men’s Basketball Travels to Montana State Thursday
BOZEMAN, Mont. – With the final berths in the 2013 Big Sky Conference Tournament at stake this week, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team starts its final regular season road trip at Montana State Thursday night. The Lumberjacks and Bobcats will tipoff at 8:05 p.m.
March 2, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops Senior Day Game in Overtime
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Weber State overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 1:07 and won the game in overtime 80-78 over Northern Arizona to spoil the Senior Day game at the Walkup Skydome Saturday afternoon.
March 1, 2013
White Out Game Set for Senior Day against Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team continues its push to qualify for the Big Sky Conference Tournament against Weber State Saturday at 2:05 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome.
March 1, 2013
NAU Basketball: Senior Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Inside NAU Basketball talks to Head Coach Jack Murphy and the seniors about their final home game Saturday against Weber State. Seniors Mike Dunn, Stallon Saldivar, Luis Flores, Gabe Rogers and Ephraim Ekanem will be recognized on Saturday with pre- and post-game ceremonies.
February 28, 2013
Men’s Basketball Posts Important Victory over Bengals
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior guard Gabe Rogers scored a game-high 24 points as Northern Arizona pulled away from Idaho State in the second half to post a 67-58 victory Thursday night at the Walkup Skydome.
February 28, 2013
Senior Class Embarks on Final Home Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Last April, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team gathered in a conference room in the Walkup Skydome on a Sunday night. The purpose of the meeting was to meet their newly hired Head Coach Jack Murphy. For the group of rising seniors, the next hour would set the stage for the final season of their careers. The room was filled with anticipation and excitement.
February 27, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts Idaho State Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With four games left in the regular season, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team faces a key game against Idaho State Thursday night at home in the Walkup Skydome. Tipoff is at 6:35 p.m. for the first of two games at home this week.
February 23, 2013
Men's Basketball Drops BracketBuster Game at Hawaii
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The final ESPN Ramada Bracketbusters game turned out to be a bad day in paradise for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team as Hawaii accelerated out of the gates and never let its foot off the pedal until the final horn. The Rainbow Warriors cruised to an 84-50 victory over the Lumberjacks on Saturday, dropping NAU’s record to 10-17 on the season as they now enter the home stretch of the conference season.
February 21, 2013
Men’s Basketball Takes on Hawai‘i for BracketBusters
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy has lots of good memories in the state of Hawai‘i. His family has some roots in the Aloha state and he got both engaged and married on the island of Maui. He hopes to create another special memory when his Lumberjack basketball program takes on the Rainbow Warriors of Hawai‘i Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center.
February 16, 2013
Men’s Basketball Gets Overtime Win at North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Northern Arizona survived a tight regulation and won the game in overtime with a 74-72 victory over North Dakota at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
February 15, 2013
Men’s Basketball Travels to North Dakota for First Time
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will make their first trip to North Dakota Saturday for a key Big Sky Conference game. Tipoff is 1:05 p.m. Arizona time.
February 14, 2013
Men’s Basketball Loses at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team could not overcome 23 turnovers as Northern Colorado posted a 76-68 victory at the Butler-Hancock Pavilion Thursday night.
February 13, 2013
Men’s Basketball Takes on Northern Colorado Thursday
GREELEY, Colo. – Heading into the stretch run of the Big Sky Conference season, the Northern Arizona men’s basketball is among the qualifiers for the Big Sky Conference Tournament. But the six remaining games will play a big role in the final standings and the postseason hopes of the team.
February 9, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts Eastern Washington for “I Love the 80’s Day”
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will took to extend its two-game winning streak Saturday against Eastern Washington. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome.
February 9, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops Overtime Contest to Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Despite a triple double from Stallon Saldivar, the Northern Arizona men's basketball team could not overcome the late three-point attack by Eastern Washington that led their comeback effort in a 77-74 overtime victory over the Lumberjacks.
February 9, 2013
NAU-EWU Highlights by NAU-TV
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - - Despite a triple double from Stallon Saldivar, the Northern Arizona men's basketball could not overcome the three-point attack by Eastern Washington that led their comeback effort in a 77-74 victory over the Lumberjacks.
February 8, 2013
Senior Gabe Rogers is Back to Form
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior guard Gabe Rogers is playing his best basketball of the season at the perfect time. After struggling from the field earlier this year, Rogers has found his shot and posted his best performances of the season of late heading into the second-to-last home stand of the regular season.
February 7, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops Vikings for Second Straight Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Gabe Rogers scored 25 points and Stallon Saldivar recorded his first career double-double as Northern Arizona defeated Portland State 79-72 at the Walkup Skydome.
February 6, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts Portland State Thursday for Think Pink and NAU Faculty/Staff Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jack Murphy’s men’s basketball team enters the weekend home stand coming off a road victory at Sacramento State on Monday. The Lumberjacks host two critical Big Sky Conference home games this week starting with Portland State at 6:35 p.m. Thursday night at the Walkup Skydome.
February 5, 2013
Lumberjack Auction for Athletic Scholarships Set for Saturday, March 2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Lumberjack Auction for Athletic Scholarships will take place on Saturday, March 2, at the Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the men’s basketball game against Weber State.
February 4, 2013
Men’s Basketball to Take on Hawai‘i in BracketBusters
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona will take on Hawai‘i of the Big West Conference in Honolulu at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. Arizona time in ESPN’s Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters.
February 4, 2013
Dunn’s Free Throws Complete Comeback Win at Sacramento State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Michael Dunn hit a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds left and the Lumberjacks survived a Hornet attempt at the buzzer by Dylan Garrity to post a 62-61 victory over Sacramento State.
February 3, 2013
Men’s Basketball at Sacramento State for Monday Night Game
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play its second consecutive road game in a rare Monday night contest at Sacramento State. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. Arizona time from the Hornets Nest.
February 2, 2013
Men’s Basketball Opens Second Half at Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The stretch run for the postseason and a berth in the Big Sky Conference Tournament starts Saturday for the Lumberjack men’s basketball team. NAU opens the second half of league play at Southern Utah with tip off scheduled at 7:05 p.m. at the Centrum Arena.
February 2, 2013
Southern Utah Defeats Men’s Basketball
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah pulled away from Northern Arizona to post a 78-67 victory Saturday night at the Centrum Arena.
January 28, 2013
Men’s Basketball’s Rogers Shares Big Sky Weekly Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona senior guard Gabe Rogers was named the Big Sky Conference Co-Player of the Week with Montana State guard Christian Moon for games played Jan. 14-19, the league office announced Monday.
January 26, 2013
Men’s Basketball Loses Big Lead, Game to North Dakota
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – North Dakota overcame a 22-point first half deficit and won the game on a last second basket by Troy Huff off an offensive rebound to defeat Northern Arizona 81-79 Saturday at the Walkup Skydome.
January 25, 2013
Men’s Basketball Looks to Extend Win Streak Against UND
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After the thrilling victory over Northern Colorado Thursday night, Head Coach Jack Murphy and his Lumberjack basketball team return to the court Saturday to host Big Sky newcomer North Dakota at 2:05 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome.
January 25, 2013
Q&A with Saturday’s Halftime Performer: UniHoops
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 26 against North Dakota will feature a special halftime performance by UniHoops performer Whit Johnson. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. It is the first of two professional halftime acts scheduled to perform at the Walkup Skydome this season.
January 24, 2013
Not Dunn Yet: Senior Guard Looks for Strong Finish to Career
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior guard Mike Dunn did not expect to have this opportunity - playing a major role with a scholarship on a Division I program. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he does. Entering the stretch run of his senior season, he is taking time every day to make the most of his experience in a Northern Arizona University basketball uniform.
January 24, 2013
Dunn’s Game Winner Helps Men’s Basketball Beat Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior guard Michael Dunn hit the game winner as time expired to give Northern Arizona a 67-65 victory over Northern Colorado Thursday night at the Walkup Skydome.
January 23, 2013
Men’s Basketball Back Home for Two Big Sky Games; Hosts UNC Thursday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team returns home for the first time in 19 days to host Northern Colorado Thursday night at the Walkup Skydome for the first of two key conference games this week. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. against the Bears.
January 19, 2013
Men’s Basketball Finishes Strong, Posts Road Win at Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho – Senior guard Gabe Rogers had a game-high 22 points and hit four free throws in the final minute to lead Northern Arizona to a 60-55 Big Sky Conference road victory over Idaho State Saturday night.
January 18, 2013
Men’s Basketball Takes on Idaho State on Saturday
POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column Saturday against Idaho State at Holt Arena. The Lumberjacks tip off against the Bengals at 7:05 p.m.
January 17, 2013
Men’s Basketball Plays Weber State Tough on the Road
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team challenged the Big Sky-leading Weber State Wildcats on the road before falling 83-70 at the Dee Events Center Thursday night.
January 16, 2013
Men’s Basketball Continues Road Stretch at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team continues its four-game road stretch Thursday against league-leading Weber State. Tipoff against the Wildcats starts at 7:05 p.m. from the Dee Events Center.
January 12, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops Close Game at Portland State
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State held off Northern Arizona to post a 79-74 victory Saturday in a tight game Saturday night at the Stott Center.
January 11, 2013
Men’s Basketball’s Jacobsen Leads Team against Vikings Saturday
PORTLAND, Ore. – Junior Max Jacobsen has been one of the surprising contributors for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team midway into the season. On Saturday, he plays in his home state against his original school when the Lumberjacks face off against Portland State at 8:35 p.m. Arizona time at the Stott Center in downtown Portland.
January 10, 2013
Men’s Basketball Drops Big Sky Road Game at Eastern Washington
CHENEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team was defeated by Eastern Washington 82-59 Thursday night at Reese Court. It was the first conference road game for the Lumberjacks.
January 9, 2013
Men’s Basketball Travels to Eastern Washington for Big Sky Road Test
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will play its first Big Sky Conference road game Thursday night against Eastern Washington at Reese Court. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Arizona time. It is the first of four consecutive Big Sky road games for the Lumberjacks.
January 5, 2013
Men’s Basketball Defeated by Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Southern Utah’s Damon Heuir scored a season-high 30 points as the Thunderbirds improved to 3-0 in Big Sky play with a 90-77 victory over Northern Arizona Saturday afternoon at the Walkup Skydome.
January 4, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts Youth Clinic and Big Sky Leading Southern Utah Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team hosts Southern Utah Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome looking for its first win streak of the season.
January 3, 2013
Men’s Basketball Posts Win over Sacramento State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman guard DeWayne Russell tied his career-high with 25 points and the Lumberjacks posted a solid defensive effort that forced 20 turnovers to help defeat Sacramento State 57-50 at the Walkup Skydome on Thursday.
January 2, 2013
“Friends of Jack” Provides Tickets to Local Non-Profit Groups
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Over the course of his coaching career, Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy has developed many friendships with his former players and colleagues in the college and professional basketball ranks. They have joined forces to support his Lumberjack basketball program by purchasing tickets to provide to local non-profit organizations to attend games and support the team in 2012-13.
December 31, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Two Big Sky Games This Week, Youth Clinic on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team returns to Big Sky Conference play this week with a pair of home games against Sacramento State and Southern Utah at the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjacks start the week with the Hornets at 6:35 p.m. Thursday night.
December 27, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls to Tough BYU Squad
PROVO, Utah – Brandon Davies scored a game-high 27 points to lead BYU to a 84-54 victory over Northern Arizona Thursday night at the Marriott Center. BYU (9-4) improved to 7-0 at home this season, while NAU dropped its third consecutive game on the season to fall to 4-8 overall.
December 26, 2012
Assist Leader: Saldivar Among Best in Big Sky History
PROVO, Utah – Senior guard Stallon Saldivar starts the final semester of his college basketball career Thursday in a marquee game against Brigham Young at the Marriott Center in Provo just down the road from his hometown in Salt Lake City. The game will serve as the final non-conference contest for Saldivar and the Lumberjacks before the restart of Big Sky Conference play on Jan. 3 against Sacramento State.
December 21, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeated by Colorado of the PAC-12
BOULDER, Colo. – Colorado shot 66 percent and had five players in double figures to defeat Northern Arizona 98-51 Friday night at the Coors Event Center. CU improved to 9-2 on the season, while Northern Arizona dropped to 4-7. The 47-point loss was the largest since the 1991-92 season.
December 20, 2012
Men’s Basketball Travels to Colorado Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team travels to Colorado Friday for the first of two non-conference road games over the holidays. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. against the Buffaloes in Boulder and can be heard on the Lumberjack Radio Network on 105.1 The Big Talker and seen on the PAC-12 Network.
December 19, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeated by Montana, 62-56
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Montana had five players in double figures and held Northern Arizona to 23 percent from the floor in the second half to post a 62-56 comeback victory in the Walkup Skydome Wednesday night.
December 18, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Big Sky Favorite Montana Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a win in their Big Sky Conference opener against Montana State, the Lumberjacks will quickly turn their attention to the Montana Grizzlies who visit the Walkup Skydome for a 6:35 p.m. tipoff Wednesday night.
December 17, 2012
Men’s Basketball Opens Big Sky Play with Win over Montana State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior Max Jacobsen had a career-high 22 points and nine rebounds to lead Northern Arizona to an 87-80 victory in the Big Sky opener over Montana State Monday night. The Lumberjacks snapped their 15-game conference losing streak dating to last season, improving to 4-5 on the season.
December 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to Flagstaff Community for First Big Sky Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department is offering two special promotional nights next week to help build the “Sixth Man” for the Lumberjack men’s basketball team as they open Big Sky Conference play against Montana State and Montana.
December 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Opens League Play against Montana State Monday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team faces its first test of league play Monday against Montana State in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
December 12, 2012
Men's Basketball Freshman Jordyn Martin Finding Success
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Las Vegas native Jordyn Martin was born to be a Lumberjack. His parents met at Northern Arizona where his father was a member of the football team. His aunt Keturah Mattox played basketball for the Lumberjacks from 1992-96 and his grandfather Homer Townsend was a principal at Flagstaff Junior High School.
December 11, 2012
Men's Basketball Looks to Prove Preseason Polls Wrong Entering Big Sky Play
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team entered the season with high hopes and expectations. After a difficult season in 2011-12, the Lumberjacks set new goals with plans to erase the bad feelings left from last season.
December 5, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses in Overtime to Loyola Marymount
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Anthony Ireland scored a game-high 28 points as Loyola Marymount outlasted Northern Arizona 92-86 in overtime Wednesday night at the Walkup Skydome.
December 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Loyola Marymount Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –The Northern Arizona men’s basketball program made a memorable return to the Walkup Skydome last Saturday with a 77-60 win over Sam Houston State. The Lumberjacks look to extend their positive play Wednesday when they host Loyola Marymount of the West Coast Conference. Tipoff is 6:35 p.m.
December 3, 2012
Men's Basketball's Russell Off to Stellar Start to Career at NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There's no question that the 2012-13 season marks the beginning of a new era for the Northern Arizona men's basketball program. To go along with the rebranding efforts, head coach Jack Murphy hoped to make an impact with his first recruiting class to pair with a group of returning players that were hungry to help the Lumberjacks return to the upper echelon of the Big Sky Conference.
December 1, 2012
Murphy, Lumberjacks Win Home Debut over Sam Houston State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman DeWayne Russell had a game-high 22 points and senior Gabe Rogers added 19 as Northern Arizona posted a 77-60 victory over Sam Houston State in the 2012-13 home opener and home debut for Head Coach Jack Murphy.
November 30, 2012
A New Era of NAU Men's Basketball Starts Saturday in the Walkup Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy will coach his first regular season home game Saturday in the return to the Walkup Skydome against Sam Houston State. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:37 p.m.
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.
November 28, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeated by No. 9 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona’s Soloman Hill scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half as No. 9 Arizona pulled away from Northern Arizona to post a 93-50 victory at McKale Center Wednesday night. Six different Wildcats combined for 12 three-pointers in the contest.
November 27, 2012
Men’s Basketball Takes on No. 9 Arizona Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy will lead his Lumberjacks against the ninth-ranked Arizona Wildcats Wednesday night at 8 p.m. The game can be seen on the Pac 12 Network and heard on the Lumberjack Radio Network on 105.1 The Big Talker.
November 24, 2012
Balanced Attack Paces Men's Basketball to 70-62 Win
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Using a balanced offensive attack and outstanding ball movement, the Northern Arizona men's basketball team led wire to wire on Saturday, finishing the Global Sports Classic with a 70-62 victory over Campbell at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lumberjacks had four players in double-figures and three players with five assists as they clinched their second victory of the season to move to 2-3.
November 23, 2012
Men's Basketball Edged by Jacksonville State, 50-48
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men's basketball team battled back from a 12-point halftime deficit to take a brief second half lead, but were ultimately plagued by turnovers and second chance points as they were edged 50-48 by Jacksonville State on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Lumberjacks fell to 1-3 on the season and will take on Campbell on Saturday for their final game of the Global Sports Classic.
November 22, 2012
Men’s Basketball Looks to Extend Win Streak in Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will look to win its second consecutive game Friday against Jacksonville State in the Global Sports Classic at Thomas & Mack Arena. The Lumberjacks snapped an 18-game losing streak with an 85-82 win at UC Davis Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Arizona time.
November 21, 2012
Men’s Basketball Adds Sixth Signee to Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Ako Kaluna of West Ranch High Scool has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Northern Arizona University to play basketball next fall, Head Coach Jack Murphy announced on Wednesday.
November 20, 2012
Men’s Basketball’s Russell Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor
OGDEN, Utah – Men’s basketball freshman DeWayne Russell was named the Co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week for games played from Nov. 13-19 with Sacramento State’s Dylan Garrity.
November 18, 2012
Men’s Basketball Gets First Win at UC Davis
DAVIS, Calif. – Senior Gabe Rogers scored 27 points and freshman DeWayne Russell added 25 to lead the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team to a 85-82 victory over UC Davis Sunday afternoon. The win snapped an 18-game losing streak dating to last season and gave Head Coach Jack Murphy his first career win.
November 17, 2012
Men’s Basketball Travels to UC Davis Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team travels to UC Davis on Sunday for their third consecutive road game. The Lumberjacks enter the game with a 0-2 record.
November 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Inks Five Players in Murphy’s Second Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona Men’s Basketball Coach Jack Murphy signed five student-athletes Wednesday to form the foundation of his second class since taking over the program last April.
November 12, 2012
Men’s Basketball at No. 18 UNLV Monday
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team travels to No. 18 UNLV Monday in the second game of a two-game road trip to start the season. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. from Thomas & Mack Arena.
November 12, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeated by No. 18 Runnin’ Rebels
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Playing in front of the largest season-opening crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center in school history, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels showcased their No. 18 national ranking with 92-54 victory over Northern Arizona Monday night.
November 10, 2012
Men’s Basketball Drops Season Opener at Oregon 83-73
EUGENE, Ore. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team a overcame double-digit deficit in the second half and led late before falling by 10 points in the season opener and head coaching debut of Jack Murphy 83-73 at Matthew Knight Court Saturday.
November 9, 2012
Men’s Basketball Opens Season at Oregon Saturday
EUGENE, Ore. - Head Coach Jack Murphy makes his head coaching debut Saturday when his Lumberjack basketball program opens the 2012-13 season against Oregon. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. Arizona time at Matthew Knight Arena. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network and can be heard via Stretch Internet.
November 3, 2012
Men's Basketball Uses Second Half Surge to Defeat Adams State, 86-78
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Down by 12 with 11 and a half minutes to go in the game, the Northern Arizona men's basketball team erupted for a 21-0 run over the next four minutes en route to a 86-78 victory over Adams State on Saturday at the Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks will now head into next Saturday's season opener at Oregon following a pair of exhibition victories.
November 2, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Adams State in Final Exhibition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona men’s basketball hosts Adams State Saturday in its final exhibition game at the Rolle Activity Center. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. Admission is free.
October 28, 2012
Murphy to Participate in FOX Sports Arizona’s Twitter Takeover; Phoenix Media Tour
PHOENIX, Ariz. - On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m., Northern Arizona basketball coach Jack Murphy will take over FOX Sports Arizona’s Twitter feed and promote NAU basketball to the network's 20,000-plus Twitter followers. He will participate in the network’s “Twitter Takeover” via @FOXSPORTSAZ to chat with fans about the upcoming season and talk about any other topic the Twitterverse may have for him.
October 27, 2012
Rogers Paces Men's Basketball to 81-60 Victory Over Haskell
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Gabe Rogers ushered in a new era of Northern Arizona men's basketball with a game-high 29 points as he led the Lumberjacks to a 81-60 victory over Haskell in their first of two exhibition games leading up to their season opener at Oregon on Nov. 10. Rogers was one of four Lumberjacks in double-figures as head coach Jack Murphy picked up a victory in his NAU coaching debut on Saturday in front of a crowd of 496 at the Rolle Activiy Center.
October 26, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Haskell for Exhibition Contest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2012-13 Northern Arizona men’s basketball season gets underway Saturday when the Lumberjacks play the first of two exhibition games under new coach Jack Murphy. NAU plays host to Haskell Indian Nations University at 4:05 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center. Admission is free.
October 24, 2012
NAU-TV and FOX Sports Arizona Announce Basketball Broadcasts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU-TV along with regional outlet FOX Sports Arizona and national channel FOX College Sports will televise 23 NAU men’s and women’s basketball games this season with an unprecedented 18 broadcasts to air live on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus. NAU-TV will produce 12 men’s basketball games and 11 women’s games for distribution through FOX Sports, providing NAU unmatched television coverage in the Big Sky conference.
October 23, 2012
Get to Know Men’s Basketball Player Jordyn Martin
Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy signed five new players to join his first squad this fall. Meet the Lumberjack newcomers taking the court this fall in a series of profiles. The Lumberjacks open the season with a exhibition game against Haskell on Saturday, Oct. 27. Today: Jordyn Martin.
October 22, 2012
Longtime Nevada Prep Coach La Rocque Named to Men’s Basketball Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Longtime Nevada prep head coach Al La Rocque has joined the Northern Arizona men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for Jack Murphy, one of his former players at Durango High School, Murphy announced Monday.
October 18, 2012
Big Sky Releases Preseason Poll; Lumberjacks Add Exhibition Contest
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team is picked last in both the media and coaches’ preseason polls released by the Big Sky Conference on Thursday. It is the first time the Lumberjacks have been picked last in the conference preseason polls since the 1992-93 season.
October 9, 2012
New Men’s Basketball Coach Murphy Opens First Practice for Fans Friday Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy invites Lumberjack fans to view the first practice for the 2012-13 season Friday night at the Rolle Activity Center. Murphy will conduct practice from 5-7 p.m.
September 13, 2012
Basketball's McClintock Enters Hall of Fame Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This weekend, one of the best athletes to ever grace the hardwood in the high country will enter the NAU Athletics Hall of Fame.
September 2, 2012
Return of Big Sky TV Announced by Big Sky and America ONE Sports
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference and America ONE Sports recently agreed to a three-year contract extension, allowing fans and alumni to enjoy free video streams of most football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games held in Big Sky venues. The new contract also calls for events to be available through iOS and Android mobile devices free of charge.
August 8, 2012
Get to Know Men’s Basketball Player Dewayne Russell
Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy has signed six new players to join his first squad this fall. They have spent the summer in Flagstaff attending school and participating in new NCAA allowed summer workouts. Meet the Lumberjack newcomers to take the court this fall in the fourth of a series of six profiles. Today: Dewayne Russell.
August 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Announces Reduced Tickets Prices, 2012-13 Schedule for Murphy’s First Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy will make his home coaching debut against Sam Houston State on Dec. 1 in the Walkup Skydome in the first of 12 men’s basketball home games this season. NAU will offer lower season and single-game ticket prices as the Lumberjacks return to play in the Skydome this season.
August 2, 2012
Get to Know Men’s Basketball Player Bryce Gosar
Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy has signed six new players to join his first squad this fall. They have spent the summer in Flagstaff attending school and participating in new NCAA allowed summer workouts. Meet the Lumberjack newcomers to take the court this fall in the third of a series of six profiles. Today: Bryce Gosar.
July 27, 2012
Former Basketball Standouts McClintock and Wahl Headline Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former football standout Jake Crissup, basketball standouts Dan McClintock and Alyssa Wahl, the all-time leading scorer in the history of the women basketball program, and volleyball announcer Dug Tryon will be inducted into the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame in September, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos announced.
July 24, 2012
Men’s Basketball Program to Host Lumberjack Coaches Clinic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University men’s basketball program will hold the Lumberjack Coaches Clinic Aug. 3-4 at the Rolle Activity Center in Flagstaff. The Lumberjack Coaches Clinic will feature on-court demonstrations as well as chalk talk sessions from some of the top coaches from the NBA, collegiate and prep ranks.
July 24, 2012
Men’s Basketball Players Earn NABC Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rising seniors Ben Olayinka and Luis Flores were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the NABC announced. The award recognized those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
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.
June 1, 2012
Men’s Basketball Coach Murphy and Staff to Conduct Clinic at the YMCA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball program will hold a one-day instructional clinic at the Flagstaff YMCA on Saturday, June 16. The four-hour clinic is available for 1st thru 6th graders starting at 8 a.m. until Noon.
May 11, 2012
The First 30 Days: Murphy Makes Quick Impact with Northern Arizona Basketball Program
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jack Murphy was named the head coach at Northern Arizona University on Thursday, April 12. Almost one month later, he has transformed the program with a new coaching staff and signed a talented Arizona-based recruiting class that has brought renewed excitement about Lumberjack basketball.
May 3, 2012
Murphy Names Assistant Coaches for Northern Arizona Staff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Jermone Riley, Matt Dunn and Vic Sfera were officially named assistant coaches at Northern Arizona University, Men’s Basketball Coach Jack Murphy announced Thursday.
May 2, 2012
New Men’s Basketball Coach Murphy Announces First Class; Adds Five Student-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy has signed five student-athletes to his first recruiting class, including four prep standouts and a transfer from Texas Tech.
April 17, 2012
Men’s Basketball Coach Murphy Introduced at Press Conference
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University hosted an introductory press conference Monday for Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jack Murphy.
April 15, 2012
NAU Press Conference to be Broadcast Locally and Online
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Lumberjack fans can watch and listen to the initial introductory press conference for men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy live online Monday afternoon. The event starts at 4:45 p.m.