Author: Andrew Creer

Reflecting on the 2017-18 men’s basketball season

Photo by Mykah Heaton The clock ran out on the Wolverines’ season in March 2018. The men’s basketball team couldn’t seem to put a stop to San Francisco and dropped the game 73-78 in the second round of the CBI. Looking back on the season, UVU can hold their heads high as they accomplished many impressive achievements throughout the year. Starting the season of with “The Toughest 24” was something UVU, and even many fans of college basketball, had never seen before. Scheduling No. 5 ranked Kentucky and No. 1 ranked Duke, both big names in the world of...

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Men’s basketball wins CBI opener over Eastern Washington 87-65

Photo by Cameron Hunsinger UVU’s College Basketball Invitational first round game was expected to be a close one because the team  faced an Eastern Washington team that has won 17 of their last 23 games. UVU needed to recover from their semi-final WAC tournament loss from the week before, so there was no question things would be intense inside the UCCU Center. Eastern Washington started off hot and at one point in the first half created a six point lead. UVU bounced back and went on a little run of its own, at one point leading 23-15. Ben Nakwaasah...

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Wrestling team accomplishes groundbreaking and record setting season

Five wrestlers headed to NCAA Championships Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics UVU’s wrestling team broke the top 25 and are sending five members of the squad to the NCAA Championships — both are firsts in program history. Taylor LaMont, Demetrius Romero, Kimball Bastian, Dustin Dennison and Tanner Orndorff have all earned the right to participate in national competition March 15-17 in Cleveland, Ohio. “We feel like these guys are setting a new standard for UVU wrestling; on and off the mat, their integrity is incredible. They’re just great young men,” said Coach Greg Williams. LaMont, a 125 pounder from...

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Men’s basketball falls short 75-60 in comeback effort against GCU

Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics The Wolverine’s gave it all they had against GCU March 9 in their WAC tournament semi-final game, but not enough could be done as UVU was upset by the No. 3 seeded Antelopes. Had they won, UVU would’ve played in the WAC championship game the next day, capitalizing on a great season and coming one step closer to the NCAA tournament. Things did not look good for the Wolverines the majority of the first half. Shooting only 11 percent from the three-point line and hitting only one of them limited UVU’s scoring production significantly....

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UVU defeats WAC rival NMSU 86-79

Photo by Zach Burkart UVU’s match-up against New Mexico State Feb. 15 was a huge indication of where the Wolverines fit into the WAC. The Aggies came to town and were looking to prove that they deserve to be ranked first in the conference, and held their heads high knowing that they had an undefeated conference record. UVU’s last match-up with NMSU was one of their biggest losses of the season, and just barely came off of a loss against Kansas City 77-70. Entering the building for NMSU was Jemerrio Jones, who had three straight games with 20 rebounds....

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