The NAU men’s basketball team began their 2017-18 season Friday night in Tucson against the third-ranked Arizona Wildcats. The Lumberjacks stayed with the U-of-A for a while, but the Wildcats pulled away to beat NAU, 101-67. Chris Bowling and Isaiah Thomas each led the Jacks with 11 points in the loss. Allonso Trier led all-scorers with 32 points. The Jacks will take on the Embry Riddle Eagles Monday night in the home opener in the Rolle Activity Center. Tip time is at 6:30 p.m.