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NAU Stuns Big Sky Leading Eastern Washington, 78-71, In Flagstaff Thursday

Trent McLaughlin - NAU Athletics - Hannah Johnson
Trent McLaughlin - NAU Athletics - Hannah Johnson

The NAU men’s basketball team went on a 14-0 run over the last 2:33 to lead them to a 78-71 win over Big Sky-leading Eastern Washington Thursday night in the Skydome. NAU trailed the Eagles until Oakland Fort hit a three pointer with 1:51 to play, putting the Jacks up for good. The Jacks were up 74-71 when Carson Basham had his sixth block of the night with :16 left to seal the win. Basham, led the Jacks with 21 points. He also pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds and tied a season-high for blocks with six. Fort scored 19 and Trent McLaughlin added 14 in the win. It’s the second straight loss for the Eagles. NAU will host the Idaho Vandals in the Skydome Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.