NAU men’s basketball to take it to the hoop in Prescott

Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley

Northern Arizona University’s men’s basketball team will take on Alabama State at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott.

Tickets are already on sale and range from $9 to $40. They are available online and via telephone at (866) 443-8849. Tickets also may be purchased at the box office at Tim’s Toyota Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.“This is a new, exciting venue for our team,” said head coach Mike Adras. “This will be a chance to showcase our basketball program and our university. It is a nice opportunity to bring the Prescott community and Flagstaff community closer together.”

The game is part of the Global Sports Hy-Vee Challenge that includes Creighton, Iowa State and Kennesaw State.

Last season, the Lumberjacks went 14-14 overall, with an 8-8 record in the Big Sky conference. The team welcomes a talented group of students to campus this season, including four returning starters and 10 letter winners. Overall, NAU returns 87 percent of its scoring, including the five top scorers and seven of the top eight, and 77 percent of the rebounds from the last season.

“We are proud of our student athletes and anticipate an exciting basketball season,” said NAU President John Haeger. “With the recent commencement of classes at NAU-Yavapai, this is a great way to bring more of what NAU has to offer to the Prescott community.”

NAU has forged a partnership with Yavapai College and the town of Prescott Valley to bring baccalaureate degrees within the reach of area residents. NAU-Yavapai welcomed its first class of freshmen to campus this fall.

Located less than a mile from the NAU-Yavapai campus, Tim’s Toyota Center is home to the Central Hockey League’s Arizona Sun Dogs and Arizona Adrenaline indoor football team, and seats 5,100 for sporting events.