Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball
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|Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball|
|University||Northern Arizona University|
|Head coach||Jack Murphy|
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Blue and Gold
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1986, 1997, 1998, 2006|
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball team represents Northern Arizona University, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, in NCAA Division I men's competition. The school's team currently[when?] competes in the Big Sky Conference. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2000. The Lumberjacks are currently coached by Jack Murphy, hired in April 2012 after a disastrous season in which previous head coach Mike Adras resigned in December and the team lost its final 16 games. All NAU Lumberjack basketball games are broadcast on KBTK-FM 105.1 in Flagstaff and are available on-line at www.bigtalkerradio.com
NCAA tournament results
The Lumberjacks have appeared in two NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|Year||Seed||Result||Opponent||NAU Head Coach|
|1998||#15||L 62–65||#2 Cincinnati||Ben Howland|
|2000||#15||L 56–61||#2 St. John's||Mike Adras|
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) three times. Their combined record is 0–3.
|Year||Result||Opponent||NAU Head Coach|
|1986||L 61–67||Louisiana Tech|
|1997||L 74–101||Arkansas||Ben Howland|
|2006||L 53–58||Delaware State||Mike Adras|
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.
|2013||First Round||Santa Clara||L 63–68|
NAIA tournament results
The Lumberjacks have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times. Their combined record is 7–4.
L 50–56 OT
National 3rd Place Game
Northeast Missouri State
|W 49–45 OT
|1954||First Round||Rio Grande||L 74–90|
Prairie View A&M
- Dan McClintock – former NBA center, had brief stint with the Denver Nuggets
- Andre Spencer – former NBA Forward, played three years in the NBA. drafted by the Atlanta Hawks
- Cameron Jones – selected 10th overall in 1st round by Ft. Wayne Mad Ants in NBA Development League Draft November 4, 2011
Notes and references
- Northern Arizona uses "Lumberjacks" as its athletic nickname for both sexes. This contrasts with the other NCAA Division I school with that nickname, Stephen F. Austin State University—the latter school uses "Lumberjacks" only for men's teams and "Ladyjacks" for women's teams.
- Associated Press (April 12, 2012). "N. Arizona hires Jack Murphy". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
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