Men’s Basketball Hosts Adams State in Final Exhibition

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.

"We are hoping to see some improvement in terms of our defensive rebounding and turnovers," said Head Coach Jack Murphy. "We want to have more assists than turnovers for every game and limit our turnovers to single digits. We did not do that in the first game and we want to see improvement in both those areas."

The Lumberjacks posted an 81-60 victory over Haskell last Saturday. NAU recorded 16 turnovers while dishing out just 15 assists in the contest.

"I want to see them continue to play hard," said Murphy of his team. "Adams State is very well coached and talented. It is going to be a much stiffer test for us than the first game against Haskell. I am looking forward to our guys stepping up to the challenge. "

The Grizzlies went 19-9 last season under Head Coach Louis Wilson.

"I really think this game is big," said senior guard Gabe Rogers, who scored a game-high 29 points against Haskell. "Adams State is a very talented group. They are well coached and a test like this is going to be very good for us heading into the Oregon game."

NAU opens will six straight games on the road starting Nov. 10 at Oregon.