Sports Briefs

Upcoming men’s basketball schedule released

UVU’s head men’s basketball coach, Dick Hunsaker, has released his team’s 2008-2009 schedule, which features 16 home games.

“We’re excited about our home schedule this year,” Hunsaker said. “We have 16 games here at the McKay Events Center, highlighted by matches against in-state rivals Utah State and Southern Utah.”

Utah State will come to Orem Dec. 13, and SUU will be in town Dec. 20. Other home events include games against Louisiana Lafayette, UC Santa Barbara, and Lamar University among others.

The season will open with an exhibition game at home against Mesa State Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the McKay Events Center. The regular-season opener will then be held Nov. 14 at home against Northern Arizona.

“I think this is a good schedule for us,” UVU Director of Athletics Mike Jacobsen commented. “It is indicative of the progress we are making as a program, and we’re looking forward to bringing some good teams to our court.”

The Wolverines’ road schedule is highlighted by games at Northern Arizona, Sacramento State, Montana, and San Jose State.

Golfer Nelson earns All-Conference selection
Utah Valley senior Nick Nelson shot a 2-over-par 74 to finish +3 and in fourth place at the America Sky Conference Championship at Ballymeade Country Club.

Nelson finished six shots back of medalist Brian Albertazzi of Hartford and earned all-conference recognition along with six other golfers.

Nelson began the day in fourth at +1 but Albertazzi matched the low round of the day with a 3-under-par 69 to defeat Sacramento State’s Scott DeBorba by one shot.

Skyler Distefano was the next highest finisher for UVU, finishing in a tie for 25th while Adam Tayler (28th), Clark Fredrickson (t-31st) and Jeff Holmes (35th) were the other Wolverines competing.

Nelson finished in a tie for 20th at the Hartford Hawks Classic, being played in conjunction with the ASC Championship.