NAU men’s basketball travels to Colorado Point out Monday, filling out the nonconference slate | Local

Next the UC Riverside loss, Burcar observed that his team needed to do some “soul browsing.” Burcar explained Saturday he has experienced some unique meetings with gamers and came absent from the meetings confident in his roster.

“I consider we are in a great spot,” Burcar reported. “Monday evening is about us getting greater and prepared for the Large Sky common year. With that remaining claimed, of course we want to win the match.”

Context is all the things, particularly when reacting to a couple video games in a odd period. Northern Arizona rolled out 3 gamers — initially-yr Lumberjack Jay Inexperienced, redshirt junior Nik Mains and sophomore Isaiah Lewis — in its starting up lineup who haven’t been regular starters in college up right until now.

Throw in newcomers like Carson Towt and Carter Mahaney getting minutes off the bench and there is just not a ton of continuity from last season’s crew that graduated Brooks DeBisschop and dropped Bernie Andre and Cameron Satterwhite to grad transfers.

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The nonconference slate will not have approximately as a lot fat this year thanks to the pandemic. The game titles are essential, sure, but much more so now the meeting program is what issues primarily for a low mid-significant like Northern Arizona.

“It truly is a extended period and at the conclude of the day it truly is about profitable the Massive Sky,” Burcar reported. “We clearly bought to win the initially video games but what else do you want but to get the preseason No. 1 (Eastern Washington) in your building and go from there. … We bought to retain building for the finish of the period.”