Wyatt Lowell and Isaiah White are the latest UVU players to enter the NCAA's transfer portal, joining Western Athletic Conference player of the year Jake Toolson and Eastern Michigan transfer Baylee Steele from the Wolverines.
Utah Valley would be a program that built on the last four years under head coach Mark Pope, who recently left to take the same position 5 miles east at BYU, new coach Mark Madsen told a packed auditorium Monday on campus in Orem.
So who is next in line to fill the big hat left vacant by Pope? The university will want to make a hire quickly, with an open recruiting period beginning April 17. But the school is searching for a new athletic director, as well.
Jake Toolson scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the second half, and Baylee Steele added 19 points and 16 rebounds to help Utah Valley hold off Cal State Northridge 92-84 Tuesday night in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Carlo Johnson scored a career-high 35 points with six 3-pointers, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Lopes (20-12), who are in their second year of NCAA Division I postseason eligibility after transitioning from Division II.