Aimaq recorded his nation-best 13th double-double of the season with 20 points and 17 rebounds, and five players scored in double figures as Utah Valley rolled to a 79-71 win over in-state rival Dixie State at the UCCU Center.
Tevian Jones poured in 19 points and eight rebounds to help Southern Utah scored 41 points in the second half and pull away from Sacramento State, 64-51 to improve to 3-0 in Big Sky play, extending the Thunderbirds' winning streak to 20-straight in Cedar City.
Fardaws Aimaq had 24 points, 22 rebounds and four assists, including the go-ahead jumper with 43 seconds left, as Utah Valley survived its fourth overtime game of the season to stun No. 12 BYU, 72-65 Wednesday night at the UCCU Center.
Former BYU guard Blaze Nield scored 19 points, including a jumper with 4 seconds left to force overtime, as Utah Valley rallied for their third win in a row, 84-78 over Long Beach State at the Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif.
Aaron Nixon had two goals and two assists, including a fabulous bicycle kick in the first half, to help Utah Valley to a 5-1 win over Cal State Northridge in the Wolverines' home opener Thursday night at Clyde Field.
After 37 years with the conference, including the past decade as commissioner, Jeff Hurd will step down as commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference in December, the league announced Wednesday morning.
According to the NBA, 353 players have met the early-entry deadline to declare for the draft, including 296 college players like Utah State's Neemias Queta and Justin Bean; BYU's Matt Haarms; Utah Valley's Fardaws Aimaq; and Southern Utah's John Knight III.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated April 29 - 7:08 a.m.
Sadie Brockbank scored the lone goal of the match about an hour in, and goalkeeper Isabel Jones-Dawe made it hold up as Utah Valley won its first-ever NCAA Tournament match 1-0 over Memphis at Johnson Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated April 19 - 3:36 p.m.
No. 12-seeded BYU earned one of 16 byes to the second round, and will face the winner of ACC foe Virginia and SIU Edwardsville from the MAC. The Wolverines (13-4-3) will face Memphis in the first round, with the winner advancing to face SEC co-champion Arkansas.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 17 - 6:09 p.m.
Cassidy McCormick scored the lone goal of the match on a penalty kick in the second half, and Utah Valley advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017 with a 1-0 win over Seattle in the WAC Tournament title Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted April 13 - 8:44 a.m.
Coach Beckerman — the guy in the suit, not the one who will dive in on a two-footed tackle en route to being one of the most dominant defensive midfielders in the game — was content as he opened up the next chapter of his professional soccer career, this one from the bench, as the new head coach at Utah Valley University.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Updated March 21 - 11:17 p.m.
Josie Williams had 18 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot to lead Utah Valley (13-7), which qualified for the tournament as the runner-up from the Western Athletic Conference after WAC regular-season and tournament champion California Baptist was ineligible during the third season of its four-year transition to Division I.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted March 10 - 8:53 p.m.
Maria Carvalho had 15 points and four rebounds, and Madison Grange came off the bench to add 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting as Utah Valley pulled away from Chicago State, 61-43 to open the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted March 9 - 11:34 a.m.
The nation's leading rebounder and first player nationally to average more than 15 rebounds per game since 1980 was named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year by the Western Athletic coaches Tuesday.
One night after earning a 69-66 road win at perennial Western Athletic Conference power New Mexico State, Utah Valley allowed 13 points off 14 turnovers in falling to the Aggies 67-60 Saturday night at Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas.
Trey Woodbury led four players in double figures with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Wolverines pulled away from in-state rival Dixie State, 87-72 in the first-ever meeting between the teams as Division I equals Friday night in the UCCU Center.
Darthard poured in 19 points off the bench, Trey Woodbury added 15 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Utah Valley canned 10 3-pointers to pull away from WAC newcomers Tarleton State, 73-60 Friday night in the UCCU Center.
Trey Woodbury scored a game-high 23 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists and J.J. Overton added 18 points, three rebounds and three assists for the Wolverines in their second-ever game against a Big East opponent and one scheduled just three days ago.
It started Thursday night with BYU's win over Saint Mary's, the Cougars' first road win over their West Coast Conference rivals since the Gaels' home arena was still called McKeon Pavilion back in 2014 and continued through Utah State's two-game sweep of San Diego State in Logan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.