NAU to face Northern Colorado in Big Sky tournament

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With the final game of the Big Sky regular season complete, the field for next week’s conference tournament is set and No. 4 seed Northern Arizona will face No. 5 Northern Colorado.

The two teams will play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Missoula, Mont. This year’s host of the Big Sky Championship is the University of Montana.

NAU finished the season 13-5 in conference play to tie for third with Sacramento State.

The Lumberjacks will make their third straight appearance in the tournament and second consecutive showdown versus Northern Colorado. Last season, NAU fell to the Bears 62-60 in Ogden, Utah.

NAU and Northern Colorado split two games during the regular season, with each winning at home.