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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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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 […]

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Men’s basketball nearly doubles up Eastern Oregon, wins 97-52

Photo by Mykah Heaton OREM — The men’s basketball team demolished NAIA opponent Eastern Oregon Monday night in the UCCU Center by a final score of 97-52 in a game in which they never trailed. Kenneth Ogbe drilled a trey on the first possession of the game and the rout was on for the Wolverines who […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Men’s basketball: UVU gives #5 Kentucky scare before falling 73-63

Photo courtesy of Jay Drowns/UVU LEXINGTON, KY — The UVU men’s basketball team held a 12-point lead over the No. 5-ranked Kentucky Wildcats early in the second half, but ultimately fell 73-63 in Rupp Arena Friday night. Kenneth Ogbe threw down a dunk and was fouled on the play to begin the second half and […]

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Experience, continuity will help Wolverine men’s basketball in 2017-18

Photo by Mykah Heaton Head coach Mark Pope has put together an intriguing group for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season. The team that fell one point short of advancing to the WAC Tournament championship game last season has largely returned. In addition to an experienced group of players returning, Pope has acquired several transfers who […]

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For NCAA basketball teams, continuity is king

Photo by Sarah Sanchez When the field of 68 teams in the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament was whittled down to the Final Four, basketball fans looking to get a glimpse at future high-end NBA talent were left with little to be excited about. With all the projected NBA draft lottery talent in the college […]

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2016-17 season marked by historic highs, consistent struggles

Photo by Brigham Berthold The story of the 2016-17 UVU basketball season can be largely defined as historical moments of achievement with stretches of adversity in between. The first high point was the 27-point comeback victory over Denver University on Nov. 23. The win marked the biggest deficit overcome in Wolverine basketball history; it was […]

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A run of great hope

Photo by Sarah Sanchez Who would have ever thought that a team that finished its season with a 17-17 record would give its fan base such a great deal of hope for the coming season? For the UVU faithful, that is exactly what the UVU men’s basketball team did in its final eight games of […]

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