Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/7/13
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizonas mens basketball team, coming off a road victory at Sacramento State on Monday, The Lumberjacks host two critical Big Sky Conference home games this week, starting with Portland State at 6:35 p.m. Thursday night at the Walkup Skydome. The game can be watched on FOX Sports Arizona Plus. It is a very big game within the conference, said head coach Jack Murphy. They are very talented. They played a tough non-conference schedule and beat us at their place. They did a great job of getting guys in position to be successful. Portland State posted a 79-74 victory over the Lumberjacks on Jan. 12 but have dropped six straight games entering the week. The Vikings are 0-10 on the season on the road. The guys understand how critical these games are, said Murphy. We talked about it before the game on Monday. Road games give you an opportunity to make up games and home games help you keep the position you are in. You cant lose at home especially in this leagu...
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