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Utah Valley's Isaiah White withdraws from NCAA transfer portal, will return to Orem

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:12pm

After flirting with the NCAA transfer portal, Isaiah White has elected to return to Utah Valley University, a source with direct knowledge of the portal told Monday.

Patrick Kinahan: Pope needs recruits to do what he didn't

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:21am

During interviews shortly after becoming the new BYU basketball coach, Mark Pope emphasized the need to develop strong relationships to facilitate success in recruiting.

Utah Valley's Wyatt Lowell, Isaiah White enter transfer portal

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 16th - 10:15pm

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.

'The history is incredible': Mark Madsen right at home as Utah Valley's basketball coach

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:58am

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.

Great Clips of the Week: Remembering UVU coach 'Mad Dog' Madsen's dancing career

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:45am

The NBA playoffs started this weekend, and Utah Valley added a playoff contender Sunday in new head coach Mark Madsen.

Ex-Lakers assistant Mark Madsen hired as next coach at Utah Valley

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 14th - 10:32am

Madsen, 43, played collegiately at Stanford, leading the Cardinal to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four berth in 1998.

Turning the page: What could Mark Pope's coaching staff look like at BYU?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:13pm

Now that Mark Pope has been officially installed as BYU’s next men’s basketball coach, attention turns to who the 17th head coach in program history will bring in as an assistant.

UVU star, WAC player of year Jake Toolson opts to transfer (again)

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 11th - 7:38pm

The redshirt junior guard from Gilbert, Arizona put his name into the NCAA transfer portal Thursday, making him eligible to depart the Wolverines a day after head coach Mark Pope accepted the BYU job.

BYU, Utah Valley connected through new basketball coach Mark Pope

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 11th - 10:18am

Make sure you have joy in the gym. Make sure you have juice in the gym. That was the mantra BYU basketball coach Mark Pope said to his former assistants at Utah Valley.

5 candidates to succeed Mark Pope as head coach at Utah Valley

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 10th - 8:05pm

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.

Staying close to home: Mark Pope named BYU basketball's 17th head coach

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 10th - 3:03pm

Pope, 46, arrives at BYU after spending the past four seasons as the head coach at nearby Utah Valley University.

Pluses and minuses of 5 prominent BYU basketball coaching candidates

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 4th - 9:10pm

BYU’s search is underway, led by athletic director Tom Holmoe and other university officials. With that in mind, here are the pluses and minuses of five of the program’s top candidates.

Utah State's Merrill, UVU's Toolson earn AP All-America honorable mention status

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 11:03am

Utah State’s Sam Merrill and Utah Valley’s Jake Toolson both took home AP honorable mention status after leading the two in-state schools to a pair of historic seasons.

5 potential candidates to replace Dave Rose as BYU's next basketball coach

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:32pm

For the first time since 1996, BYU basketball will move into a season without Dave Rose on the bench, either as the 14-year head coach or an assistant.

Second-half spurt sends South Florida by Utah Valley in CBI quarterfinals, 66-57  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:09pm

Ben Nakwaasah scored 12 points to go along with three rebounds to lead Utah Valley, and Conner MacDougall added 10 points.

Steele's big night leads Utah Valley to 92-84 win over Northridge in CBI opener

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11pm

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.

What about the NIT? Here's where Utah's other teams will play in the postseason

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 17th - 7:28pm

But what about the other five Division I teams in the state of Utah? Here’s how the final Sunday before the Big Dance shook out across the Wasatch Front.

Utah Valley falls in WAC Tourney semifinals to upstart Grand Canyon 78-74

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 15th - 11:19pm

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.

Toolson scores 21 to lift Utah Valley over UMKC 71-64 in WAC Tourney

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 14th - 11:24pm

Conner Toolson had 21 points as Utah Valley topped UMKC 71-64 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tourney on Thursday night.

Legacy secure, senior Conner Toolson has unfinished business with UVU basketball

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 14th - 10:15am

Utah Valley will open the 2019 WAC Tournament on Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. But senior Conner Toolson has already left a legacy with the Wolverines — even if he still wants to build on what would be the greatest accomplishmen