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UVU has strong offensive showing in 101-70 win over Ottawa (AZ)

“If you look at the skill set of our players from Trey Woodbury, to JJ Overton, to Isaiah White, obviously our guards Ege, TJ, Brandon, this is a skill set of guys where all four guys can lead the break,” said Madsen. “They can put the ball on the floor, they can make really sound decisions. So I think having so many different players that are versatile really helps us in that regard.”

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First loss comes early for men’s basketball

Utah Valley men’s basketball took their first road trip to Denver to take on the University of Denver on Saturday, Nov. 9. A hard-fought, close game the entire way led to Denver taking control with minutes left — giving the Wolverines their first loss of the season, 74-62.  The Pioneers came into the matchup with […]

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WAC Weekly: Winter is Here

Just like the very first WAC Weekly with fall sports, we’ll break down the preseason predictions for both men’s and women’s basketball and take a look at what may happen down the line, as well as UVU wrestling. Though the WAC does not have wrestling in the conference, UVU has boasted one of the best programs in the nation over the last couple of seasons, so the grapplers of UVU will get some well deserved recognition here.

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UVU gets first win in Mark Madsen-era, defeat Westminster 72-55

Junior guard Isaiah White had himself a night of career-highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds, both of which also led the team. This was also White’s first career double-double, and the first Wolverine double-double this season.

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Promising season ahead for men’s basketball after exhibition win

Utah Valley men’s basketball played their exhibition game against the College of Idaho on Nov. 1 —  after a slow start, the Wolverines put the Yotes away 59-42. Exhibition games give coaches and players a feel for what is working and what will need to be changed before the season officially starts. The Wolverines found […]

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Men’s basketball 2019-2020 season preview: A new Mark in town

Utah Valley men’s basketball is back! With many new faces for both coaches and players, the Wolverines will soon be taking the court again in the UCCU Center. UVU will begin their 2019-2020 season with an exhibition game on Nov. 1, against College of Idaho in the Lockhart Arena. The Wolverines will be led by […]

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Men’s Basketball Gives Students a Chance to Play

The Utah Valley University men’s basketball team held an open try-out for all interested full-time students on Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the NUVI Basketball Center.   The opportunity to be a student-athlete doesn’t happen everyday. When it does, it’s an honor to be able to put on the uniform and represent your school under the lights […]

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Madsen replaces Pope as head coach of men’s basketball

Mark Madsen was officially named new head coach of the UVU basketball team at a press conference Monday, April 15, replacing Mark Pope, who took the same position at BYU. Madsen brings his 15 years of experience in professional basketball to UVU, nine of which came as a player. He won the 2001 and 2002 […]

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Mark Pope plans to take BYU coaching job, leaves behind UVU after four seasons

Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics Recent rumors have been confirmed to be true, as UVU’s Mark Pope is expected to take the job at BYU. Pope leaves behind UVU’s men’s basketball program after their all-time best season, racking in 25 total wins and a home record of 14-1 in 2018-2019. The feeling of a coaching […]

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How Mark Pope transformed UVU into ‘Second-chance U’

Akolda Manyang needed to go somewhere he felt safe. He was still searching for stability shortly after being kicked off the Oklahoma basketball team following an arrest in his home state of Minnesota. He and another man were arrested when they assaulted a cab driver and stole his car keys after a night of drinking. […]

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