NICEVILLE, Fla. – Kris Yanku scored 18 points and Ako Kaluna 17 in leading Northern Arizona to a 70-63 overtime victory over Southern in the third round of the Emerald Coast Classic.
Quinton Upshur added 13 points for the Lumberjacks (2-4).
NAU's Aaseem Dixon scored all five of his points and Yanku added four in the extra period to spur the Lumberjacks to the win.
A 3-pointer and free throw by Yanku had given Northern Arizona a 10-point lead with 11:21 left in regulation. But the Jaguars tied the game with 59 seconds left on a basket by Trelun Banks. Kaluna scored off an offensive rebound with 41 seconds left before Tre Lynch's basket with 7 seconds left sent the game into overtime.
Banks scored 14 points and Lynch 13 for Southern (1-5), which made only 3 of 21 3-point attempts.
Saturday, Northern Arizona plays North Carolina Central. Southern plays Eastern Illinois.