Author: Kyle McDonald

Get out, support your Wolverines

Photo by Sarah Sanchez With the semester winding down and my time at the UVU Review coming to an end, I decided that my last column will be dedicated to what I have come to love: the UVU athletic teams. I have been covering these teams since November 2014. My first article was based around Tyson Lambert and the UVU men’s cross country team. It was a preview article about a team battling for its second-straight WAC championship. Lambert and the Wolverines went on to win that second conference title and my time as a sports writer was off...

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A run of great hope

Photo by Sarah Sanchez Who would have ever thought that a team that finished its season with a 17-17 record would give its fan base such a great deal of hope for the coming season? For the UVU faithful, that is exactly what the UVU men’s basketball team did in its final eight games of the season. UVU beat New Mexico State in Las Cruces for the first time ever and snapped the Aggies’ 45-game home conference winning streak. They beat Seattle University twice. The second win over the Redhawks was in the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas. UVU...

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Lack of leadership hurting UVU men’s basketball

Kyle McDonald Editor at large There is an alarming trend happening with the UVU men’s basketball team. It was on full display when the Wolverines lost to Grand Canyon University in the UCCU Events Center on Feb. 18. The fact is that, late in the game, UVU is lacking leadership and execution. The Wolverines are 3-8 in WAC play, but looking back at the box score for each of those games, UVU could be 10-1. UVU has led or been within a point or two in the second half of every WAC game except for one. At GCU on...

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Women’s basketball: UVU gets payback in big win over UMKC

OREM, Utah — The last time that the UVU and UMKC women’s basketball teams met, India Johnson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the ‘Roos a 66-63 win over the Wolverines. Fast forward about three weeks. Freshman center Sam Lubcke recorded a double double, Taylor Gordon led all scorers with 15 points and the UVU women made sure the rematch didn’t come down to a last second shot, cruising to a 58-39 win on Thursday night in the Lockhart Arena. “Particular things that we have been focusing on is the defensive end,” UVU head coach Cathy Nixon...

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Finish, Finish, Finish

The 2016-17 season for the UVU men’s basketball team has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. There’s been a wide variety of big wins and close losses, exciting finishes and disappointing ones. They overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the University of Denver early in the season. UVU followed that up with one of the biggest wins in program history, a 114-101 domination of crosstown foe BYU. The Wolverines followed up that big win with an 83-76 loss on the road to Washington State. They trailed by as many as 19 points in that game before cutting the...

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