Sharp Shooting Eagles Soar Past NAU, 84-62CHENEY, Wash. – Northern Arizona jumped out to a seven-point lead on the road at Eastern Washington, but the Eagles rarely missed in the second half as it notched a 84-62 win tonight over the Lumberjacks at Reese Court.
Eastern Washington, Idaho Await NAUFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team looks to pick up its second straight win this week when it heads to Eastern Washington (Jan. 19) and Idaho (Jan. 20). Tip-off at Reese Court in Cheney is set for 6 p.m. PT/7 p.m. MT. Tip-off versus the Vandals at the Cowan Spectrum is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MST on Saturday.
Lumberjacks Take On Sacramento State Saturday, Portland State MondayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After some shake-ups in this week’s scheduling due to bad weather in the northwest, Northern Arizona will get a chance to play at home this week when it welcomes Sacramento State this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. NAU’s game versus Portland State will be played on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
NAU, Portland State Basketball Games Rescheduled for MondayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Big Sky men's and women's basketball games between Northern Arizona University and Portland State University scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 have been rescheduled. The games have been moved to Monday, Jan. 16 due to winter weather in Portland, which has hampered transportation in the city, along with affecting air travel in and out of the region.
Men’s Hoops Hosts Portland State and Sacramento StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona men’s hoops welcomes Portland State and Sacramento State to the Walkup Skydome this week for league play. Thursday’s game versus the Vikings is set for a 6:30 p.m. tip, while Saturday’s match-up against the Hornets is scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start.
Bears Claw Past NAU, 83-79GREELEY, Colo. – It went down to the final seconds in Greeley, but it was Northern Colorado (7-8, 3-1 BSC) who topped Northern Arizona (3-13, 0-3 BSC) to grab the win at home. The Lumberjacks outscored the Bears 49-43 in the second half.
Fighting Hawks Narrowly Get Past NAU, 68-63GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Northern Arizona (3-12, 0-2 BSC) fought hard at North Dakota (7-6, 2-1 BSC), but fell to the Fighting Hawks 68-63 at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in its first road game of Big Sky play.
Lumberjacks Burned By Flames in Chicago, 75-65CHICAGO – Despite their effort late in the game, the Northern Arizona University men’s basketball team could not extinguish the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames, as the ‘Jacks fell 75-65 in their final non-conference bout of the season.
Lumberjacks Face UIC in Final Non-Conference Game of the SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tuesday marks Northern Arizona’s final non-conference game of the season as it travels to Chicago to play UIC. NAU is coming off a two-point win at UTEP on Saturday hoping to close out of conference play on a high note. The Lumberjacks and Flames are set to tip-off at 6 p.m. MST at the UIC Pavilion.
Lumberjacks at UTEP This SaturdayFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Two non-conference games remain for Norther Arizona as it travels to UTEP for a night game this Saturday. The Lumberjacks and Miners are set to tip-off at 7 p.m. MST.
Trojans Slip Past NAU, 72-67FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s offensive presence was on display tonight with two players registering a double-double and another player just missing out. The game was tied at the half but Little Rock narrowly outscored NAU in the second half to grab the 72-67 victory at the Rolle Activity Center.
Lumberjacks Welcome Little Rock for Star Wars NightFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fans can support Northern Arizona men’s basketball this Wednesday with the special holiday ticket price of $5. The Lumberjacks host Little Rock at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center for Star Wars Night.
CSU Bakersfield Runs Past NAU, 81-47FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – CSU Bakersfield held Northern Arizona to 19 points in the first half and the Lumberjacks were unable to bounce back, falling to the Roadrunners 81-47 at home in the Walkup Skydome.
Lumberjacks Fall to Jacksonville State, 76-63LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Northern Arizona minimized its turnovers and spread the ball well, but Jacksonville State out-rebounded the Lumberjacks on its way to a 76-63 win at the Thomas and Mack Center in both teams’ final game of the Global Sports Classic.
Martin, NAU Take Care of Alabama State, 71-57LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Another solid performance from Jordyn Martin helped Northern Arizona top Alabama State 71-57 today in the Global Sports Classic at the Thomas and Mack Center. The Lumberjacks out-rebounded Alabama State 46 to 37 hold off the Hornets and improve to 2-5 on the season.
UNLV Runs Past NAU, 110-71LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas native Jordyn Martin led all players with 21 points, but it wasn’t enough as Northern Arizona men’s hoops fell to UNLV 110-71 at the Thomas and Mack Center in the preliminary round game of the Global Sports Classic.
2017 Road to Reno Tickets Now Available for PurchaseOGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, the Big Sky Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be held in Reno, Nev. and tickets for the 2017 installment are now available for fans to purchase.
Washington Uses Inside Game to Top NAU 92-58SEATTLE, Wash. – Sophomore wing Felix Rivera-Vega registered 11 points and six rebounds and senior forward Ako Kaluna had 10 points and five rebounds as Northern Arizona fell to Washington 92–58 at the Alaska Airlines Arena tonight.
Men's Hoops Cruises Past Benedictine Mesa, 92-63TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Northern Arizona never trailed in the game, as it cruised to a 92-63 win over Benedictine Mesa today. The game was played at Tuba City High School on the Navajo Nation. Tonight marked the second straight season that NAU has played a game on the Navajo Nation.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Men’s Hoops Edged by Tennessee State, 69-65SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Foul trouble hindered Northern Arizona (0-2) from establishing an offensive rhythm as it fell to Tennessee State 69-65 in game two of the Cable Car Classic.
Tickets for Men’s Basketball in Tuba City On Sale NowFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tickets are now on sale for the Northern Arizona men’s basketball game versus Benedictine Mesa on Nov. 17. The game will be played on the Navajo Nation of Tuba City. Fans can purchase a single game ticket for $5 or for $35 fans will receive a ticket and transportation to the game.
Lumberjack Men’s Hoops Opens 2016-17 Slate at Cable Car ClassicFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona men’s basketball team will open the season on Friday in Santa Clara, Calif. at the 50th Annual Cable Car Classic. The Lumberjacks will play host Santa Clara on Friday at 8 p.m. MST to begin tournament play. NAU will face Tennessee State on Saturday at 9:30 p.m MST and UC Davis on Sunday at 1 p.m. MST.
Q&A with Freshman Forward Ray RobinsonCheck out the latest NAU men's basketball Q&A with freshman forward Ray Robinson. He arrives at NAU from Sound Doctrine Christian Academy in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
2016-17 Lumberjack Men's Hoops Season PreviewWith four returning starters from a year ago, the return of an All-Conference caliber player, and an impressive class of newcomers, head coach Jack Murphy and the Northern Arizona men’s basketball team are prepped and ready to embark on a competitive 2016-17 season.
Q&A with Sophomore Forward Steven StanleySteven Stanley is a sophomore forward out of Brophy College Prep, by the way of Phoenix. He's in his second season with the Lumberjacks majoring in exercise science.