Portland State (5-14) Battles Northern Arizona (8-14)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Portland State 35 37 72 +5.5
  Northern Arizona 51 28 79 -5.5
Thu, Feb 07 2013, 05:35 PM PST

Walkup Skydome
Flagstaff, AZ
Attendance: 1,156
TV: FCS, FSN-AZ+

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Portland State travels to Walkup Skydome on Thursday to take on Northern Arizona. It gets started at 8:35 p.m. EST and you can see it on FCS or FSN-AZ+. The Vikings beat the Lumberjacks 79-74 on Jan. 12 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Portland State is in 10th place in the Big Sky and Northern Arizona is in sixth. Both teams continue to fight for position.

The Vikings were defeated by Montana State 70-64 on Feb. 2 despite 18 points and 8 rebounds from Renado Parker. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.3 points per game. For the Lumberjacks, Max Jacobsen put up 16 points and 5 rebounds in the 62-61 win over Sacramento State on Feb. 4. He contributes 4.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.3 points per game.

StatSmack! Portland State is better than Northern Arizona
  • Portland State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Northern Arizona (2 vs 0).
  • Boom! Portland State defeated Northern Arizona by 5 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • The Portland State rebounding leader (Aaron Moore, 127 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Northern Arizona rebounding leader (Gaellen Bewernick, 117 rebounds).
  • You get an A for effort, but Portland State has emerged victorious against Northern Arizona the last 3 times they've played.
PSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Aaron Moore 30 13 7 2 1 1 2
C Renado Parker 27 11 5 1 1 0 1
C- Lateef McMullan 32 10 2 4 1 0 2
D+ Michael Harthun 30 10 2 2 1 0 1
D+ D. Winston Jr. 23 7 3 2 1 0 2
D Gary Winston 26 7 2 2 1 0 2
D Marcus Hall 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Martin Whitmore 9 3 2 0 0 0 0
D- Brandon Cataldo 9 2 1 0 0 1 0
D- Michael Harvey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joel King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Lamont Prosser 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Alyx Foster 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
NAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Dewayne Russell 33 15 2 3 2 0 3
C+ Gabe Rogers 34 17 2 2 1 0 3
C S. Saldivar 31 6 6 5 1 0 2
C Max Jacobsen 23 9 5 1 1 1 1
C G. Bewernick 26 6 5 1 1 0 1
C- Michael Dunn 23 6 3 2 1 0 1
D Ben Olayinka 9 2 1 0 0 1 1
D Ephraim Ekanem 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Jordyn Martin 13 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Blake Hamilton 9 4 1 0 0 0 1
F Luis Flores 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
F Chris Heine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Bryce Gosar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Big Sky Standings

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1 Weber State 19-12 14-6
2 Montana 17-13 12-8
2 North Dakota 17-17 12-8
2 NAU 15-17 12-8
5 UNC 18-14 11-9
 5Portland State 17-15 11-9
7 EWU 15-16 10-10
7 SacSt 14-16 10-10
9 Montana State 14-17 9-11
10 Idaho State 11-18 8-12
11 Southern Utah 2-27 1-19
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2013-2014 Roster

#13 Tiegbe Bamba Jr F 6-6 205
#14 Jacob Begin Jr G 6-1 185
#2 Kyle Benton Fr F 6-6 225
#44 Brandon Cataldo Jr C 6-10 290
#11 Tim Douglas Jr G 5-10 160
#12 Alyx Foster Sr G 6-3 180
#1 Zach Gengler Fr G 6-2 180
#15 Marcus Hall Sr G 6-4 200
#34 Joel King Jr G 6-3 185
#21 Aaron Moore Sr F 6-8 215
#5 Lamont Prosser Sr C 6-8 275
#10 Kyle Richardson Sr F 6-7 235
#4 Kyler Shula Jr G 5-10 170
#30 S. Suarez Jr G 6-4 210
#23 DaShaun Wiggins Jr G 6-2 190
#0 Gary Winston Jr G 6-0 190
#3 D. Winston Jr. Jr G 6-1 170