Updated: Northern Arizona (7-13) vs. Southern Utah (8-12)

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  Northern Arizona 32 35 67 +4.5
  Southern Utah 40 38 78 -4.5
Sat, Feb 02 2013, 07:05 PM MST

Centrum Arena
Cedar City, UT
Attendance: 2,301

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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.
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Dewayne Russell 33 16 2 3 2 0 3
C+ Gabe Rogers 34 16 2 2 1 0 3
C S. Saldivar 30 6 5 4 1 0 2
C G. Bewernick 27 6 6 1 1 0 2
C Max Jacobsen 22 9 5 1 1 1 1
D+ Michael Dunn 22 6 2 2 1 0 1
D Blake Hamilton 10 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Jordyn Martin 14 2 3 1 0 1 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
F Luis Flores 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Chris Heine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Gosar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SUU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ J. Stevenett 33 16 6 2 1 1 2
C Damon Heuir 31 16 4 3 1 0 3
D+ Jayson Cheesman 22 7 6 1 0 2 2
D Wade Collie 25 8 4 2 1 0 2
D Julian Scott 19 8 3 1 0 0 2
D Jordan Johnson 17 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Jaren Jeffery 17 4 4 1 0 0 1
D A.J. Hess 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Cal Hanks 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
F Tyson Koehler 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Chris Nsenki 8 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Zach Ghormley 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Drake Thomas 6 0 0 1 0 0 1
F John Renfro 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Matt Gardner 2 1 0 1 0 0 1

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