NCAA Basketball

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (9-23)


Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Thu. 3/2 Sat. 3/4 Tue. 3/7
@ Sac 
W 73-69
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@ PorSt 
L 72-84
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vs. Idaho 
L 75-77
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vs. EastWa 
W 76-61
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@ PorSt 
L 67-80
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North helps Portland State earn a rematch with North Dakota

RENO, Nev. (AP) Deontae North scored 25 points and had three steals as Portland State shot 54 percent and forced 19 turnovers to defeat Northern Arizona 80-67 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

North made 10 of 15 shots and the eighth-seeded Vikings (15-15) were 31 of 57 from the field. They advance to meet the Big Sky champion and No. 1 seed, North Dakota (19-9) - which beat Portland State in the regular-season finale on Saturday - in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

De'Sean Parsons added 14 points for Portland State with five rebounds and four assists.

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Leaders
Points: J. Martin13.3
Rebounds: J. Martin8.9
Assists: M. DeBerry2.9
FG%: J. Martin52.5%
FT%: J. Anderson69.6%
3P%: M. Green36.0%
Steals: M. Green0.7
Blocks: B. DeBisschop0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Big Sky Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Dakota 14-4 22-10
Eastern Washington 13-5 22-12
Weber State 12-6 20-14
Idaho 12-6 19-14
Montana State 11-7 16-16
Montana 11-7 16-16
Sacramento State 9-9 13-18
Portland State 7-11 15-16
Northern Colorado 7-11 11-18
Northern Arizona 6-12 9-23
Idaho State 3-15 6-26
Southern Utah 3-15 6-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.3 (268)
Rebounds: 11.9 (68)
Assists: 13.8 (153)
FG%: 40.7% (322)
FT%: 68.4% (241)
3P%: 32.1% (299)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.1 (269)
Rebounds: 26.1 (103)
Assists: 14.3 (265)
FG%: 45.9% (274)
FT%: 68.9% (90)
3P%: 33.7% (110)
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