With playoff berth in hand, NAU looks to improve seeding

Forward Max Jacobsen and fellow senior Chris Heine will be honored prior to Saturday's game.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –€“ Having clinched a second consecutive berth in the Big Sky Conference tournament, the Northern Arizona (14-16, 11-8 Big Sky) men’s basketball looks to improve its seeding when it hosts Montana (17-11, 12-7 Big Sky) for Senior Day and the regular-season finale. Tip-off is at 3 p.m., and the game can be seen on FOX Sports Arizona Plus.

NAU clinched its postseason berth with Thursday night’s 61-48 victory over Montana State. By beating the Grizzlies, the Lumberjacks would be seeded third in the conference tournament. With a loss, loss they could fall to the sixth seed.

Weber State, Montana and North Dakota have also clinched postseason berths, with five teams contending for the remaining three spots.

NAU seniors Max Jacobsen and Chris Heine will be honored prior to the game.