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Basketball Set to Axe Grand Canyon on Saturday

Game 10

Where: Grand Canyon (Flagstaff, Ariz.)

When: Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.

All-Time Series: NAU leads 30-16

Radio:  KBTK 105.1 FM

            Money Radio 1510 AM & 99.3 FM

            Sodexo Lumberjack Radio Network

            Mitch Strohman – Play-By-Play

            Dave Brown – Color Analyst

            Russ Pennell – Color Analyst

            Sideline Reporter – Kara Hammer

Audio Stream: www.BigTalkerRadio.com

Video Stream: www.NAU-TV.com or www.WatchBigSky.com

Live Stats: www.NAUAthletics.com

TV: FOX Sports Arizona

Game Notes 

Basketball Set to Axe Grand Canyon on Saturday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Saturday's double header of Northern Arizona basketball will begin with the women's game at 11:30 a.m., followed by the men's game at 3 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. The first 2,000 fans to the men's game will receive a free NAU winter hat. It will also be NAU Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day. The game will be aired live on FOX Sports Arizona. For more information on how to purchase tickets click here.

Saturday's game will be the second straight game for the men at home. The Lumberjacks enter Saturday's game with a 2-7 overall record, and a 1-1 record at home. Led by senior forward Max Jacobsen, NAU will look to capture its fifth straight win over the Antelopes. The two teams last played each other in 1987, where NAU came away with the 84-81 victory at home.

Led by former NBA player and coach Dan Majerle, Grand Canyon enters the game on a four-game win streak. The Antelopes hold a 5-3 overall record, including a 2-3 mark away from home. GCU is led by Demetrius Walker who is averaging 18.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. 

All NAU Lumberjack Athletic Association members and men's basketball season ticket holders will enjoy complimentary access to the all new True Blue NAU Coors Light Lounge. This event opens one hour prior to tip-off on the floor level south side of the Skydome and includes a variety of Miller/Coors beer, a wine selection, and complimentary snacks.

Louie's Fun Zone will feature basketball hoops, inflatable games and much more. Louie's Fun Zone is located right next to the True Blue Coors Light Lounge and will open one hour before the game and will close five minutes prior to tip-off .

 

Promotions

- Student Giveaway #1: Free food & dessert from Chick-Fil-A & Papa John's for the first 500 students.

- Student Giveaway #2: Didn't get your Kiss My Axe shirt last week? Students get once again get the all new Kiss My Axe Shirt.

- Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest: Fans are encouraged to break out those ugly holiday sweaters for this game. The top winner will receive $50 to the NAU Bookstore (2nd and 3rd place participants will also receive a small gift).

- Ticket promotion #1: Show your women's basketball vs. UT Arlington ticket to the box office at the men's game and receive a FREE ticket to the men's game versus Grand Canyon later that day!

- Ticket promotion #2: Bring an unwrapped toy to the men's game and receive a general admission ticket for $5.

 

Quick Steals

• Head coach Jack Murphy is in his second season at the helm of the men's basketball team.

• Max Jacobsen is the lone senior on the Lumberjack roster. He leads NAU in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game.

• Jacobsen, Quinton Upshur and Aaseem Dixon are the only players to score 20 or more points in a single game this season.

• The Lumberjacks were picked to finish seventh in the Big Sky Conference by the media and ninth by the league coaches.

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