ANCHORAGE-The Nanooks men's basketball team bounced back from a loss in their season opener against Regis University last night with a win today in the AT&T Jamboree. The Nanooks were a bit unholy to Holy Names University in their 72-48 victory.
Ronnie Baker had a game high 20 points for the Nanooks. Stefan Tica added 16 points. The Nanooks moved the ball well getting 20 assists on 23 made field goals and forced 18 turnovers in the win.
UAF will come back to Fairbanks next week to host the GCI Alaska Invitational at the Patty Center.
The women's team has the day off in Hawaii today after their 69-39 over BYU-Hawaii last night.
Freshman Jordan Wilson continues her torrid shooting to start the season. Wilson finished with 19 points on eight for eight shooting. That's third most all-time in GNAC history for made shots without a miss.
The Nanooks 30 point victory is the largest margin over victory over a Division II opponent since 2007. The Nanooks are 2-0 for the first time since the 2004-2005 season as well.
UAF will play Chaminade today at 3 p.m. in Honolulu on Sunday