Sutah 27 30 57
Narizona 33 31 64
Date of game: 2/8/2014

Recap: Northern Ariz vs. Southern Utah

Flagstaff, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Quinton Upshur had 20 points and seven rebounds as the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks beat the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 64-57, in a Big Sky Conference showdown at the Walkup Skydome.

Aaseem Dixon scored 16 points for the Lumberjacks (10-13, 7-5 Big Sky), who have won two of their last three games. Max Jacobsen added 11 points and Gaellan Bewernick cleared 12 rebounds.

John Marshall logged 10 points for the Thunderbirds (1-19, 0-11), who have lost 19 straight contests and last beat a Division I foe on February 23 of last season. Casey Oliverson brought down six rebounds.

NAU shot 53.8 percent from the field in the first half, and led 33-27 at the intermission. SUU made 55 percent of its field goal attempts but attempted six fewer shots.

The Lumberjacks connected on just 21.7 percent of their field goal tries in the second half, making just five shots, but they did go 19-of-20 from the free-throw line. After the Thunderbirds tied the game up at 49-49 with 5:13 left, NAU went on a 15-8 run to close the game and hold off SUU.

NAU did a better job on the glass as it held a 35-26 rebounding advantage. The Lumberjacks also had the edge at the free-throw line, 22-6.

Game Notes

Eastern Washington to face difficult schedule

Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be returning for his senior season.

NASCAR News
Elliott to replace Gordon in the No. 24 car next season

Hendrick Motorsports revealed on Thursday that Chase Elliott will take over driving duties of the No. 24 Chevrolet full- time in the Sprint Cup Series, starting with the 2016 season.

Former Mets GM Minaya joins MLBPA

Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is joining the Major League Baseball Players Association staff as a senior advisor to executive director Tony Clark.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.