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Game-winning trey helps UVU's Woodbury rebound to lead Wolverines to 3-0 start in WAC

Game-winning trey helps UVU's Woodbury rebound to lead Wolverines to 3-0 start in WAC

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 16th - 7:14am

Trey Woodbury had 20 points, five rebounds and seven turnovers — but most importantly, one 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Wolverines to a 93-92 win at Seattle U. in overtime.
Even without BYU or Utah, WAC's roots in Beehive State run deep — as Dixie, UVU and now SUU will show

Even without BYU or Utah, WAC's roots in Beehive State run deep — as Dixie, UVU and now SUU will show

Sean Walker and Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 15th - 7:01am

The presence of the Beehive State was felt when the Western Athletic Conference was founded 58 years ago. Nearly six decades later those roots in the Beehive State run deeper than ever.
After 10-year hiatus, WAC football returning with SUU, Dixie leading the charge

After 10-year hiatus, WAC football returning with SUU, Dixie leading the charge

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 14th - 12:56pm

WAC commissioner Jeff Hurd made the announcement at NRG Stadium in Houston, where he formally unveiled four Texas schools — Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin — as well as Southern Utah, which will join the conference on July 1, 2022.
Former NBA veteran Ronnie Price joins alma mater Utah Valley in supporting role

Former NBA veteran Ronnie Price joins alma mater Utah Valley in supporting role

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 11th - 8:55pm

Mark Madsen, the nine-year NBA veteran who played alongside greats of the league like Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, is adding another NBA standout to his coaching staff.
After 2-0 start to WAC play, Wolverines come together with big goals as roles defined, flourish

After 2-0 start to WAC play, Wolverines come together with big goals as roles defined, flourish

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 10th - 8:54am

Fardaws Aimaq poured in 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Evan Cole added 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists to help the Wolverines double the overall win total with a second consecutive win over Cal Baptist, opening Western Athletic Conference play with an unblemished 2-0 record.
Utah Valley picks up first Division I win in WAC opener, despite brief scuffle with Cal Baptist

Utah Valley picks up first Division I win in WAC opener, despite brief scuffle with Cal Baptist

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jan 9th - 7:15am

J.J. Overton had 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Fardaws Aimaq added 12 points and 14 rebounds to help Utah Valley roll to a 77-50 win Friday night over Cal Baptist to open Western Athletic Conference play.
Efficient Wildcats pull away from Utah Valley in nonconference finale

Efficient Wildcats pull away from Utah Valley in nonconference finale

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 2nd - 5:34pm

Jaiwa had 14 points and three assists, Cody Carlson added 10 points and nine rebounds, and Weber State shot 52% from the field in the second half to pull away for a 70-62 win over in-state rival Utah Valley in a nonconference finale for both teams Saturday at the Dee Events Center.
Nation's top rebounder resides in Orem, where UVU resumes basketball season after 3-week pause

Nation's top rebounder resides in Orem, where UVU resumes basketball season after 3-week pause

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 1st - 4:15pm

Utah Valley forward Fardaws Aimaq ranks as the top rebounder in the county, pulling down an average of 14.5 boards to go with 15.5 points over the Wolverines' first five games of the season.
Utah Valley squares off against Idaho State

Utah Valley squares off against Idaho State

Automated Insights, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:30am

Idaho State (2-4) vs. Utah Valley (2-4)
Aimaq double-double sets school rebounding record in Utah Valley's loss to Wyoming

Aimaq double-double sets school rebounding record in Utah Valley's loss to Wyoming

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:30pm

Aimaq's 20 rebounds set a school record at Utah Valley, which was tied 85-85 with 1:44 to play before Wyoming scored a layup, made a stop, and then knocked down a three to take a 90-85 lead with 45 seconds left.
Jones' career-high 33 leads Southern Utah past Utah Valley 81-71

Jones' career-high 33 leads Southern Utah past Utah Valley 81-71

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:12pm

Tevian Jones had a career-high 33 points as Southern Utah topped Utah Valley 81-71 on Wednesday night at the UCCU Center.
Darthard leads UVU to win over Westminster

Darthard leads UVU to win over Westminster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 9:02pm

Le'Tre Darthard and Jamison Overton scored 16 points apiece as Utah Valley got past Division II Westminster 79-71 on Wednesday night.
Barcello leads BYU basketball to 3-0 start with win over Utah Valley

Barcello leads BYU basketball to 3-0 start with win over Utah Valley

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Nov 28th - 10:23pm

Alex Barcello had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Matt Haarms added 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in his BYU debut to help the Cougars to their third-straight win, 82-60 Saturday night over crosstown rival Utah Valley in the Marriott Center.
Aimaq's double-double leads Utah Valley to win over Adams State in season opener

Aimaq's double-double leads Utah Valley to win over Adams State in season opener

KSL.com Sports  |  Posted Nov 26th - 1:53pm

Fardaws Aimaq recorded a 24-point, 18-rebound double-double in his Utah Valley debut to lead the Wolverines to a 100-75 win over Adams State in the team's season opener on Thanksgiving Day at the UCCU Center. Trey Woodbury and Jamison Overton each tallied career highs with 22 points apiece.
UVU's opener with Stanford canceled due to COVID-19. Could BYU game be next?

UVU's opener with Stanford canceled due to COVID-19. Could BYU game be next?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 24th - 11:47am

Utah Valley's opener to the 2020-21 season against Stanford has been canceled as a result of a positive case of COVID-19 and ensuing contact tracing within the Wolverines' basketball program.
Season opener against alma mater Stanford keeps Mark Madsen, Utah Valley focused through shifty offseason

Season opener against alma mater Stanford keeps Mark Madsen, Utah Valley focused through shifty offseason

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:13pm

The Wolverines will tip off the 2020-21 season against Stanford, Madsen's alma mater, inside a spectator-less Maples Pavilion that Madsen helped turn into a Pac-12 contender before a decadelong career in the NBA.
Pass out the name tags: Utah Valley enters Madsen's 2nd season with 16 newcomers

Pass out the name tags: Utah Valley enters Madsen's 2nd season with 16 newcomers

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 29th - 8:41am

With 16 newcomers from last year’s squad that went 11-19 and 5-10 in Western Athletic Conference play, the Wolverines face a near-total revamp in the former Lakers center’s second season as a collegiate head coach.
BYU, UVU hoops game set for Nov. 28 in Provo

BYU, UVU hoops game set for Nov. 28 in Provo

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Oct 16th - 12:44pm

It may not be the season opener, but BYU will host cross-county rival Utah Valley in an early season hoops contest Nov. 28 in Provo.
College basketball to start Nov. 25 in 1st season since coronavirus shut down NCAA Tournament

College basketball to start Nov. 25 in 1st season since coronavirus shut down NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 16th - 5:33pm

With college football back in the most unusual of seasons, college basketball is looking for ways to start its own season during the coronavirus pandemic.