NAU men’s basketball beats Montana to make Big Sky Tournament Final

Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

The NAU men’s basketball team continued its improbable run toward an NCAA Tournament berth with an 83-71 win over Montana in the semifinals of the Big Sky Tournament on Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.

The Lumberjacks, the No. 9 seed in the tournament, will play in the conference title game on Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. in a game scheduled to air on ESPN2.

A win would give them their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2000 and just their third ever (1998).

NAU advanced to the final with an 87-76 win over No. 10 Idaho on Saturday before upsetting No. 1 Eastern Washington on Sunday. Montana was the No. 4 seed.

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