Big Sky men's basketball tournament

WATCH – Big Sky men’s tourney: Lumberjacks catch fire, race past Portland State


In the second game of the first round of the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball tournament in Boise, Idaho, No. 10 seed Northern Arizona hit its first seven 3-point tries and nine of its first 10 on the way to a 77-66 win over No. 7 Portland State.

Luke Avdalovic hit seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Lumberjacks to their first Big Sky Tournament win since 2015.

NAU head coach Shane Burcar, Avdalovic and Cam Shelton (right) along with Portland State head coach Barrett Peery and senior Khalid Thomas addressed the media after the game.

About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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