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Utah Valley stays hot, advances to semifinals of College Basketball Invitational

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:27pm

Ivory Young poured in a season-high 20 points and UVU won for the fifth time in six games to advance to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

Utah Valley claims first national postseason win in program history at CBI

KSL.com  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 10:15pm

Former Lone Peak standout Conner Toolson had 11 points, eight rebounds and two assists to help Utah Valley to its first-ever win in a national Division I postseason tournament Wednesday with a 74-49 rout of Georgia Southern in the CBI.

Wolverines to face Georgia Southern in CBI; Wildcats draw Fullerton in CIT

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 9:30pm

Utah Valley's second season under head coach Mark Pope will continue at Georgia Southern in the College Basketball Invitational, while Weber State will play at Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

Utah Valley falls in WAC Tournament-record 4 overtimes to top-seeded Bakersfield

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 11:43pm

Kenneth Ogbe and Ivory Young each scored 15 points, and Isaac Neilson added a career-high 16 rebounds as Utah Valley men’s basketball team lost to top-seeded Cal State Bakersfield 81-80 in the first quadruple overtime game in WAC Tournament history.

Shorthanded Utah Valley women end season with one-point loss in WAC semifinals

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 7:14pm

Britta Hall led Utah Valley (8-22) with 17 points, including a game-high five 3-pointers in the seven-a-side Wolverines' 61-60 loss to Seattle in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Not ready to go home, Poydras helps Utah Valley past Seattle in WAC Tourney quarterfinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 6:51pm

Jordan Poydras scored a team-high 15 points, and fellow senior Ivory Young added 11 to help Utah Valley hold off Seattle 65-53 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Orleans Arena.

Isaac Neilson named to WAC All-Defensive team

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 1:05pm

UVU center Isaac Neilson was named to the WAC All-Defensive team on Tuesday by coaches from around the league after leading the WAC in blocks and ranking second in rebounds.

State of college athletics: An in-depth look at the $154M cost of Utah's athletic programs

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 9:41am

The cost of college athletics is rising across the country and within public institutions at Utah, regardless of program size. With expenses on the rise comes the importance to spend wisely.

UVU All-Access: mic'd-up Pope talks Wolverines' 'freakingly historic highs' of season

Ben Schroeder  |  Posted   Mar 6th - 12:08pm

Utah Valley head coach Mark Pope admitted the program has been on a roller coaster in his second season at the helm when he gave KSL Sports an all-access pass into the Wolverines’ Senior Night win over Seattle.

Senior trio play final regular season game at Utah Valley

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 4th - 11:14pm

Andrew Bastien, Jordan Poydras and Ivory Young will play their final game in the UCCU Center Saturday night as UVU will honor the senior trio in the regular-season finale against Seattle.

UVU, Seattle to square off in regular-season finale

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 3rd - 6:36pm

UVU is on a two-game winning streak and will host Seattle University on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

UVU knocks off New Mexico State, ending Aggies' 40-game streak

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:26pm

The UVU men's basketball team shocked the world on Thursday night by knocking off New Mexico State in Las Cruces, ending the Aggies' 40-game conference home win streak that dates back to Jan. 26, 2012.

GCU hits timely shots, uses late run to beat UVU

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:57pm

Late-game struggles continue for the UVU men's basketball team as Grand Canyon used a 19-5 run late in the second half to defeat the Wolverines 77-71 on Saturday night in Orem.

CSU Bakersfield fends off UVU, wins 7th-straight game

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 11:08pm

CSU Bakersfield used a 12-0 run late in the second half to defeat Utah Valley 80-71 on Thursday night at the UCCU Center. It was the seventh-straight win for the league-leading Roadrunners.

UVU opens key 3-game stretch with defending WAC champion Roadrunners

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 7:05pm

It is a big week for the UVU men's basketball team as they welcome defending WAC tournament champion CSU Bakersfield to the UCCU Center on Thursday night.

Can UVU men's basketball find itself and get back on track?

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 8:02pm

Since beating crosstown foe BYU on Nov. 26 in the biggest win in program history, there is a different feel surrounding the program as inconsistent play combined with road losses has led to a 6-12 record since big win over the Cougars.

Baker, New Mexico State beat UVU to pick up 18th-straight win

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jan 28th - 11:04pm

Ian Baker scored a game-high 24 points to lead the New Mexico State Aggies to a 74-69 win over Utah Valley on Saturday night in the UCCU Center. It is the 18th-straight win for the Aggies.

Ogbe finds rhythm, leads UVU to important win over UTRGV

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jan 26th - 10:32pm

Kenneth Ogbe had been struggling, but put UVU on his back by scoring 17 second-half points to help the Wolverines beat UTRGV 92-81 on Thursday night.

UVU looking to overcome recent struggles, get back to winning ways

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jan 25th - 7:46am

UVU has struggled since beating BYU on Nov. 26 and is looking to get its mojo back as it prepares to host UTRGV and New Mexico State this weekend.

Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to give tournament peek

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jan 24th - 7:10pm

The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February.