UPDATE: Arizona basketball game delayed

Kevin Zimmerman

Originally scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off, the Arizona Wildcat men’s basketball match-up with the NAU Lumberjacks was pushed back to a 8:35 start due to travel problems caused by poor weather.

Snow in Flagstaff made it unable for the team’s charter plane to land.

Instead, NAU was forced to drive to the Phoenix metro area where the plane also had trouble landing at the Deer Valley Airport. The team then drove to Sky Harbor International Airport to catch a flight to Tucson, according to the Arizona sports information department.

NAU was quickly bussed to McKale Center and arrived at approximately 7:40 p.m.

The Arizona Daily Star reported earlier in the week that the Lumberjacks planned such a risky travel schedule because a few of the NAU players had class finals on Thursday.