Northern Arizona hosts Southern Utah on FOX Sports Arizona

Kris Yanku is coming off a 13-point, 12-assist double-double in NAU's victory at Portland State.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona opens the home portion of its Big Sky Conference basketball schedule at 2 p.m. on Saturday, hosting Southern Utah in a game that can be seen live on FOX Sports Arizona.

The Lumberjacks are 6-9 overall and 1-1 in Big Sky play after defeating Portland State and losing to Sacramento State last week on the road. Southern Utah is 3-10 and 0-2.

Senior guard Quinton Upshur leads NAU in scoring with 13.7 points per game, followed by Aaseem Dixon (12.9) and Kris Yanku (10.4). Yanku is coming off a 13-point, 12-assist night in the victory over Portland State.

The Lumberjacks are 3-1 on their home court and looking to improve upon last season’s 9-4 home record.

Southern Utah was picked to finish last in the preseason coaches and media polls. The Thunderbirds are 2-20 all-time vs. NAU in Flagstaff and have lost seven of the last nine meetings overall.

Southern Utah freshman James McGhee leads the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at 55.4.