Category: Basketball

Men’s basketball: UVU beats UC Davis 80-71 in home-opener

Photo by Maricel Evangelista OREM — The UVU men’s basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to beat UC Davis 80-71 Saturday afternoon in the season’s first game at the UCCU Center. UVU (2-2) was led on offense by senior Kenneth Ogbe who had 21 points with a killer 3-of-4 mark on shots from beyond the arc. After recovering from a collarbone injury sustained in the offseason, Ogbe turned in his best effort of the young season. “I do feel a lot better,” Ogbe said. “I’m getting way more confident driving to the basket. A couple weeks ago I was...

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Men’s basketball: UVU completes toughest 24 with loss at #1 Duke

Photo courtesy of Jay Drowns/UVU One night after entering Rupp Arena and giving No. 5 Kentucky all it could handle, the UVU men’s basketball team completed the aptly named “toughest 24 hours in NCAA basketball history” by facing No. 1 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. After holding an early 17-13 lead over the Blue Devils, the tired legs became apparent for the Wolverines, and the game snowballed quickly out of hand. At the final buzzer, Duke had steamrolled the Wolverines 99-69. For the second night in a row, a 2-3 zone defense and live ball turnovers were UVU’s undoing....

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