Northern Arizona heads to Centrum Arena on Saturday to take on Southern Utah. Tip-off occurs at 9:05 EST. The Lumberjacks lost to the Thunderbirds 90-77 on January 5th.
Northern Arizona is 7th in the conference and Southern Utah is 3rd. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last match-up, Gabe Rogers finished with 35 points in the Lumberjacks 81-79 loss against North Dakota on January 26th. He leads the team with 16.4 points per game. In a 79-67 victory over Sacramento State on January 31st, Damon Heuir put up 28 points and 7 rebounds for the Thunderbirds. He averages 16.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.0 assists per game. Southern Utah will hope to exploit their strength in defensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 72.5 in this area ranks 2nd in the conference and 41st in the country.
StatSmack! Northern Arizona is better than Southern Utah
We just win. Northern Arizona has more wins over the last 5 years than Southern Utah (74 vs 61).
Northern Arizona players are more experienced than Southern Utah players (10,868 minutes played vs 9,307 minutes played).
At least you keep showing up. Northern Arizona has an average margin of victory of 8 over Southern Utah in 8 wins since 1980.
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Northern Arizona currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 907) than Southern Utah, per the NCAA.