In what seems to be an end of an era, March 4 marked the end for Brett Ravenberg, Josh Olsen and the Utah Valley University legend that is Ryan Toolson. With a 38-point shellacking over Houston Baptist, the Wolverines would end their season on a very high note, winning 80-42.
Right out of the gate Utah Valley was in total control starting the game with a 17-4 run and UV did not look back from there.
The Wolverines shot 50.9 percent on the night, Toolson led the way with 24, Olsen had 16 point and six assists and Ravenberg had five points and eight rebounds.
Defensively, however, is where the Wolverines shined, holding the Huskies to 27.6 percent shooting for the game and 2-18 from beyond the arc.
“I was really pleased that we sent our seniors out on a terrific game,” UVU coach Dick Hunsaker said. “Ryan, Josh and Brett are special people, and their contributions to our program have reached far beyond their efforts on the court. I was pleased with the way we defended tonight. The last 12 games of the season defense has really been our backbone. I like the energy we played with, and I like the purpose and determination we played with to send those seniors out as winners. I thought all three had outstanding games.”
The season has had its ups and downs, but for the most part, the Wolverines have been on the up side, posting a 17-11 record, their sixth straight winning season.
This season marks the final year of provisional play, and next season Utah Valley will be tournament eligible. UV finished the season winning three in a row and seven of the last nine.
This season, the Wolverines have seen a lot of impressive things. Most notably was a game against a newfound rival in Chicago State, a quadruple overtime game in which Toolson scored 63 points on their way to a win, 123-121.
As good as this season was, all great things must come to an end. The careers of Toolson, Olsen and Ravenberg will be remembered.