NAU got 17 points Jayden Jackson, but couldn’t get past UC-Santa Barbera as the Gauchos knocked off the Lumberjacks, 70-59 Wednesday night. The two teams went back and forth, but UCSB stretched out a lead late in the first half and never looked back. Oakland Fort added 14 points and Trent McLaughlin chipped in with 12 in the loss. After the first seven games on the road, NAU will finally play their regular season home opener Saturday afternoon in the Rolle Activity Center as they battle the Pacific Tigers. Tip time is at 2 p.m.