UTAH VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA
At the Huntsman Center
Tipoff: Friday, 7 p.m.
TV: Pac-12 Mountain.
Radio: ESPN 700.
Records: NAU 2-7; Utah 5-5.
Series history: Utah leads, 1-0.
Last meeting: Utah 85, NAU 52 (1994).
About the Lumberjacks: NAU was picked to finish last in the 11-team Big Sky Conference and has lost six straight games, including a 76-60 defeat at San Francisco on Wednesday. … Bernie Andre led the Lumberjacks with 13 points and six rebounds. … NAU is ranked No. 312 among 353 Division I teams by the kenpom.com analytics and is No. 325 in adjusted defensive efficiency. … This is the NAU’s last nonconference game before launching the 20-game Big Sky schedule.
About the Utes: Utah is trying to win consecutive games for the first time this season. … The Utes are No. 134 in kenpom.com and No. 239 defensively. … Utah’s 58.8-percent shooting in Monday’s 93-64 win over Florida A&M was the program’s best mark since January 2017. Senior guard Parker Van Dyke was 7 of 9 from the field, scoring a career-high 20 points. … Coach Larry Krystkowiak has used six starting lineups in 10 games, with guard Sedrick Barefield and forward Donnie Tillman coming off the bench Monday. … Freshman guard Both Gach played 17 minutes vs. FAMU, while dealing with a sprained ankle, Krystkowiak said. ... The Utes will complete their nonconference schedule Dec. 29, hosting No. 6 Nevada. They will begin Pac-12 play Jan. 3 at No. 18 Arizona State.