Posted November 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Speaking in the hallway with his mentor just a few feet away, Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy relived his return to Arizona's McKale Center. Catching up with friends before and after the game? That was great. While the ball was bouncing around? That didn't go so well. A former student manager under Arizona coach Lute Olson, Murphy had a difficult return to his old stomping grounds, watching helplessly as the ninth-ranked Wildcats ran over his Lumberjacks 93-50 on Wednesday night. ''It's like going to a service academy: It's great before and great after, but during it was awful,'' Murphy said as Olson leaned against a wall waiting to speak to him. Arizona (4-0) rolled through its first three games, but hadn't played since beating Long Beach State on Nov. 19. Showing no signs of rust from an eight-day break, the Wildcats overwhelmed the Lumberjacks from the get-go, dropping in 3-pointers and soaring in for dunks while building an 18-point l...

Murphy, Lumberjacks make Skydome debut

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona Head Coach Jack Murphy will coach his first regular season home game Saturday in the return to the Walkup Skydome against Sam Houston State. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:37 p.m. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Arizona Plus. We are excited, said Murphy. We are looking forward to getting a lot of people out here and playing a good brand...
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