Men’s basketball: UVU vs CSUB by the numbers

Men’s basketball: UVU vs CSUB by the numbers

Photo by Mykah Heaton The UVU men’s basketball team fell to WAC-leading Cal State Bakersfield Thursday night 80-71. Here are some key numbers that contributed to the result and how they could affect the team moving forward: 16- Scoring differential in the paint “Their penetration really hurt us. They leave bigs in a dunker spot and […]

Redshirt season: time of improvement for transfers

Redshirt season: time of improvement for transfers

Photos by Sarah Sanchez According to NCAA transfer regulations, a student-athlete transferring from a four-year college to a different school must complete a full academic year before being eligible to compete in certain sports, basketball being one of those sports. This qualifies as a redshirt season. Redshirting refers to students who are enrolled full-time and […]

The rise of the 3-point shot

The rise of the 3-point shot

Photo by Brigham Berthold The way the game of basketball is played is changing. The age of sports analytics has given rise to a new age on the hardwood. With each passing year, more emphasis is being placed on building offenses designed around getting efficient shots. The most efficient shots in the game are layups […]

NCAA men’s basketball rules that could use a change

NCAA men’s basketball rules that could use a change

Near the end of UVU’s men’s basketball game against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 21, the UVU defense forced simultaneous possession and the officials called a jump ball. In the college game, possession after a jump ball is determined by the possession arrow at the scorer’s table. Instead of being rewarded for their defensive effort, […]

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