The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, in NCAA Division I men's competition. The school's team has competed in the Big Sky Conference since 1970. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament was in 2000. Northern Arizona also appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1998. In 2023, the Lumberjacks have reached the Big Sky conference tournament title game as a Cinderella team as they were the 9th seed in the tournament. The Lumberjacks are currently led by head coach Shane Burcar who replaced Jack Murphy in June 2019. NAU Lumberjack basketball games are broadcast on KAFF Country Legends 93.5/AM 930 in Flagstaff, Fun Oldies 1450 AM/100.9 in Prescott and Money Radio 1510AM in Phoenix, with commentary provided by the "Voice of the Lumberjacks" Mitch Strohman, Coach Dave Brown with the play-by-play and Dave Zorn, host of the NAU Halftime Report. All games can be also heard online at KAFFLegends.com
|Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball|
|Head coach||Shane Burcar (5th season)|
|Arena||Walkup Skydome |
(Capacity: 11,230 Student section = “The Jack Pack”)
|Colors||Blue and gold|
|NCAA tournament appearances|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1986, 1997, 1998, 2006|
NCAA tournament results edit
The Lumberjacks have appeared in two NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 0–2.
|1998||15 W||Round of 64||(2) #9 Cincinnati||L 62–65|
|2000||15 W||Round of 64||(2) #8 St. John's||L 56–61|
NIT results edit
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times, with a combined record of 0–3.
|1986||First Round||Louisiana Tech||L 61–67|
|1997||First Round||Arkansas||L 74–101|
|2006||First Round||Delaware State||L 53–58|
CIT results edit
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) twice, with a combined record of 4–2.
|2011||First Round||Santa Clara||L 63–68|
W 74–73 OT
NAIA Tournament results edit
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times, with a combined record of 7–4.
L 50–56 OT
National 3rd Place
Northeast Missouri State
|W 49–45 OT|
|1954||First Round||Rio Grande||L 74–90|
Prairie View A&M
- "Northern Arizona University Visual Identity Guide". Retrieved December 5, 2022.
- Northern Arizona uses "Lumberjacks" as its athletic nickname for both sexes. This contrasts with the other NCAA Division I school with that nickname, Stephen F. Austin State University—the latter school uses "Lumberjacks" only for men's teams and "Ladyjacks" for women's teams.