Back Jack’s Jacks at basketball home opener

Run, Dunk, Repeat

Jack MurphyJack Murphy
will coach his first regular season home game Saturday when the NAU men’s basketball team returns to the Walkup Skydome against Sam Houston State.

Tipoff is scheduled for about 4:30 p.m.

The first 150 fans will receive “I Back Jack” T-shirts, and the first 500 students will receive NAU Lumberjack foam noodles to help create home court advantage as the NAU student section has expanded to the areas behind both baskets.

The game will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona Plus and broadcast by the Lumberjack Radio Network on 105.1 The Big Talker. For information on season tickets click here or call (928) 523-5353. To purchase single game tickets for this game, click here or call (928) 523-5661.

The game will be the first collegiate basketball game in the Skydome since the $26 million renovation.

The Skydome has all-new lower level seating and a new court. The game also will feature the debut of Louie’s Fun Zone, with basketball hoops, inflatable games, face painting and much more. Louie’s Fun Zone will open one hour prior to tip-off and will close five minutes prior to tip-off.