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NAU's Dixon, Martin are rivals turned friends

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- In Las Vegas, the competitiveness of local high schools is always a 10 on any scale you test. For senior point guard Aaseem Dixon and junior forward Jordyn Martin, they have made their way from the high school courts of Vegas to the Walkup Skydome home to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. For Martin, he's in his third year with NAU, as he's made himself into a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes

The NAU Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU's Upshur named Big Sky newcomer of the year

Northern Arizona junior guard Quinton Upshur was named the 2014 Big Sky newcomer of the year and earned a spot on the All-Big Sky first team in voting announced Monday. Senior forward Max Jacobsen received honorable-mention accolades. "It's a blessing from the Lord," Upshur said of the recognition. "I want to thank my teammates and the coaching staff for putting me in a position...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota gets sweep, tops N Arizona 75-63

Troy Huff sparked a decisive run by scoring 14 straight points, pushing North Dakota to a season sweep of Northern Arizona, 75-63 Saturday night. Huff finished with 28 points on 8 of 18 shooting from the field and 11 of 12 from the line. North Dakota (12-14, 9-7 Big Sky) shot a crisp 48.9 percent from the field and 9 of 19 from long range to stay in the thick of battle for third...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU beats Portland St. at the buzzer 65-63

Kris Yanku scored two points as time ran out giving Northern Arizona a hard-fought 65-63 victory over Portland State on Thursday night. NAU led 26-25 at the break, setting the tone for the second half that included a slew of lead changes. Northern Arizona (11-13, 8-5) trailed the Vikings 63-60 when Quinton Upshur let go a quick 3-pointer that tied the game at 63. Portland State...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU overwhelmed by North Dakota in road loss

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Northern Arizona men's basketball team suffered its second straight loss in conference play Saturday for the first time this season, as the Lumberjacks were unable to stop North Dakota in an 84-68 loss at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. NAU started strong in the first seven minutes of the game, taking a 13-10 lead at the first media timeout. But from there...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU uses 24-2 run to rout Portland St. 77-56

Max Jacobsen scored 19 points and Kris Yanku added 17 as Northern Arizona used a big second-half run to rout Portland State 77-56 on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Leading by a point with less than 16 minutes to play, the Lumberjacks (8-9, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) scored 14 straight points and went on a 24-2 run to extend its lead to 62-39. Northern Arizona shot 58.9 percent...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona blasts Eastern Washington 84-65

Quinton Upshur contributed a season-high 26 points and Northern Arizona remained atop the Big Sky Conference in drubbing Eastern Washington 84-65 on Thursday night. Northern Arizona (7-9, 4-1) finished the first half with a 9-3 run, taking a 36-27 lead into the break in what was otherwise a tightly contested period. The Lumberjacks scored the first six points of the second half...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Arizona tops Sacramento State 75-65

Aaseem Dixon scored 22 points and Northern Arizona pulled away from Sacramento State in the second half for a 75-65 win on Thursday night. After a tight first half, Northern Arizona (5-9, 2-1 Big Sky Conference) used a 14-3 run during the second half to open a double-digit advantage in a game that featured 17 lead changes. The Lumberjacks went up by double digits for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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