Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball
|Northern Arizona Lumberjacks men's basketball|
|University||Northern Arizona University|
|Head coach||Jack Murphy (5th year)|
|Colors||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 has competed in the Big Sky Conference since 1970. 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 Hits 106 in Flagstaff, Fun Oldies 1450 AM/100.9 in Prescott and Money Radio 1510AM in Phoenix, with commentary provided by the "Voice of the Lumberjacks" Mitch Strohman, Coach Dave Brown with the play-by-play and Dave Zorn, host of the NAU Halftime Report. All games can be also heard online at Hits106.com
NCAA tournament results
The Lumberjacks have appeared in two NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 0–2.
|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.
|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) two times. Their combined record is 4–2.
|2011||First Round||Santa Clara||L 63–68|
W 74–73 OT
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
- "NAU Graphic Identity System" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-29.
- 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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