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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball

The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball[2] 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. The Lumberjacks are currently coached by interim Shane Burcar, replacing Jack Murphy in April 2012 after a disastrous season in which previous head coach Mike Adras resigned in December and the team lost its final 16 games.[3] All 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
2018–19 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team
Northern Arizona Athletics wordmark.svg
UniversityBig Sky
Head coachShane Burcar (interim 1st season)
LocationFlagstaff, Arizona
ArenaWalkup Skydome
(Capacity: 16,230)
NicknameLumberjacks
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1998, 2000
Conference Tournament Champions
1998, 2000
Conference Regular Season Champions
1986, 1997, 1998, 2006

PostseasonEdit

NCAA tournament resultsEdit

 
Ruben Boykin takes down the nets at the Walkup Skydome to celebrate after 2007 conference win

The Lumberjacks have appeared in two NCAA Tournaments, with a combined record of 0–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
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 resultsEdit

The Lumberjacks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times, with a combined record of 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
1986 First Round Louisiana Tech L 61–67
1997 First Round Arkansas L 74–101
2006 First Round Delaware State L 53–58

CIT resultsEdit

The Lumberjacks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) twice, with a combined record of 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Santa Clara L 63–68
2015 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship
Grand Canyon
Sacramento State
Kent State
NJIT
Evansville
W 75–70
W 78–73
W 74–73 OT
W 68–61
L 65–71

NAIA tournament resultsEdit

The Lumberjacks have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times, with a combined record of 7–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1946 First Round
Second Round
Rockhurst
Loyola (LA)
W 45–37
L 50–56 OT
1947 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National 3rd Place
Youngstown State
Houston
Northeast Missouri State
Mankato State
Emporia State
W 49–45 OT
W 44–42
W 59–55
L 46–52
W 47–38
1954 First Round Rio Grande L 74–90
1962 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Buena Vista
Savannah State
Prairie View A&M
W 95–73
W 95–91
L 48–86

Notable playersEdit

  • Dan McClintock – former NBA center, had brief stint with the Denver Nuggets
  • Andre Spencer – former NBA Forward, played three years in the NBA. drafted by the Atlanta Hawks
  • Cameron Jones – selected 10th overall in 1st round by Ft. Wayne Mad Ants in NBA Development League Draft November 4, 2011

Basketball Canada National Team member. ABA League champion (2018) Montenegrin Cup winner (2018)

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Arizona University Visual Identity Guide" (PDF). Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Associated Press (April 12, 2012). "N. Arizona hires Jack Murphy". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 13, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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