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.