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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.

"The return to the Skydome has been met with great enthusiasm and the fan support has been outstanding," said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos.  "With our students heading home for winter break, we are looking forward to having the Flagstaff community come out to help us create an amazing atmosphere to start the Big Sky Conference season."

The Big Sky opener against Montana State on Monday will be Flagstaff High School Night. All FHS students, faculty and staff who show FHS identification will receive tickets for just $5. Accompanying guests of FHS students, faculty and staff may also purchase tickets for $5 to the game.  Tipoff against Montana State is at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. The first 1,000 fans at Monday night's game will also receive a 2012-13 NAU basketball schedule magnet courtesy of Papa John's. For more information on Flagstaff High School Night, click here or call 928-523-8766. 

"It is very important that we get total community support for next week's games and all the games over the holiday break," said Head Coach Jack Murphy. "A large population of our campus has departed for the holiday season so the support from the Flagstaff community is greatly appreciated as we open Big Sky Conference play. We look forward to them coming out and supporting us in the Skydome."

Wednesday night at the Walkup Skydome will be Coconino Community College Night when the Lumberjacks host Big Sky preseason favorite Montana. CCC students, faculty and staff with CCC identification will receive free admission. The $5 tickets will also be available for purchase by all accompanying guests of Coconino Community College students, faculty and staff.  Tipoff against Montana is at 6:35 p.m. in the Skydome. For more information on Coconino Community College Night, click here or call 928-523-8766. To learn more about the CCC to NAU program, click here.

Season tickets are still available and make a great holiday gift! For information on season tickets, click here or call 928-523-5353. To purchase single game tickets for either game, click here or call 928-523-5661.

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