FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – No. 3 Northern Arizona men's basketball will play No. 6 Northern Colorado in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The tournament is hosted by Weber State in Ogden, Utah and is set to begin on Thursday, March 13. The Lumberjacks will play the Bears at 4:30 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.
Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado faced off twice this season with the Bears taking both contests. The Lumberjacks fell 87-72 in Greeley, and then dropped a 74-59 decision to the Bears at home.
This is the second straight year that NAU has qualified for the conference tournament. The Lumberjacks' third place finish in the Big Sky is the best since 2008 when NAU finished second.
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Below are the pairings for the 2014 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Championship
How the tiebreakers broke down.
Three-way tie at 12-8.
UND went 3-1 vs. UM and NAU
NAU went 2-2 vs. UND/UM
UM was 1-3 vs. UND/NAU
Two-way tie at 11-9
PSU swept Sacramento State.
Two-way tie at 10-10.
EWU and SAC State split. Sac State went 1-1 vs. No. 1 vs. Weber State. EWU went 0-2 vs. Weber State
First Round - Thursday, March 13
Hosted by Weber State University,
Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah
2:05 p.m. - No. 7 Sacramento State vs. No. 2 North Dakota
4:30 p.m. - No. 6 Northern Colorado vs. No. 3 Northern Arizona
7 p.m. - No. 5 Portland State vs. No. 4 Montana
Semifinals - Friday, March 14
4:30 p.m. - Highest Remaining Seeds vs 2nd Highest Remaining Seed
7 p.m. - Lowest Remaining Seed at No. 1 Weber State
Final - Saturday, March 15
6 p.m. Mountain - Semifinal Winners