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2018–19 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team represented Utah Valley University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolverines, led by fourth-year head coach Mark Pope, played their home games at the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah as members of the Western Athletic Conference.

2018–19 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball
Wolverines wordmark.png
MGM Resorts Main Event Middleweight champions
CBI, Quarterfinals
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2018–19 record25–10 (12–4 WAC)
Head coachMark Pope (4th season)
Assistant coachCody Fueger
Assistant coachChris Burgess
Assistant coachEric Daniels
Home arenaUCCU Center
Seasons
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 15 1   .938     30 5   .857
Utah Valley 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Grand Canyon 10 6   .625     20 14   .588
UTRGV 9 7   .563     20 17   .541
California Baptist* 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Cal State Bakersfield 7 9   .438     18 16   .529
Seattle 6 10   .375     18 15   .545
UMKC 6 10   .375     11 21   .344
Chicago State 0 16   .000     3 29   .094
*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II)
2019 WAC Tournament winner

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Previous seasonEdit

The Wolverines finished the 2017–18 season 23–11, 10–4 in WAC play to finish in second place. They defeated Cal State Bakersfield in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Grand Canyon. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Eastern Washington in the first round before losing in the quarterfinals to San Francisco.

RosterEdit

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2018–19 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Brandon Averette 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Richardson HS Richardson, TX
G 0 Isaiah White 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Damien HS Rancho Cucamonga, CA
G 2 Jake Toolson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Highland
BYU
Gilbert, AZ
G 3 T. J. Washington 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Jenks Tulsa, OK
G 4 Cache Fields 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Pinewood School Palo Alto, CA
G 5 Hayden Scheneck 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Weber
Salt Lake CC
Eden, UT
G 10 Ben Nakwaasah 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Richardson
Jacksonville College
Richardson, TX
G 11 Connor Toolson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Lone Peak
Jacksonville College
Highland, UT
F 15 Connor MacDougall 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Corona del Sol
South Mountain CC
Arizona State
New Mexico
Tempe, AZ
G 20 Drew Cotton 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Mountain View Tucson, AZ
G 21 Ege Havsa 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr Esenyurt Okyanus Istanbul, Turkey
G/F 22 Casdon Jardine 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) RS Fr Twin Falls HS Twin Falls, ID
F 25 Wyatt Lowell 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Williams Field Gilbert, AZ
C 44 Baylee Steele   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Norwalk
Eastern Michigan
Norwalk, IA
C 55 Richard Harward 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Orem Orem, UT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: November 7, 2018

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 30, 2018*
7:00pm, WAC DN
Dixie State W 88–70 
UCCU Center 
Orem, UT
Non-conference regular season
Nov 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, UVUtv
Westminster (UT) W 96–71  1–0
UCCU Center (4,327)
Orem, UT
Nov 9, 2018*
8:00 pm, BYUtv
at BYU
UCCU Crosstown Clash
L 65–75  1–1
Marriott Center (14,628)
Provo, UT
Nov 11, 2018*
6:00 pm, TheW.tv
at Saint Mary's
MGM Resorts Main Event campus-site game
L 63–92  1–2
McKeon Pavilion (2,751)
Moraga, CA
Nov 16, 2018*
7:00 pm, MW Net
at Utah State
MGM Resort Main Event campus-site game
L 46–65  1–3
Smith Spectrum (6,474)
Logan, UT
Nov 19, 2018*
12:00 pm, BD Global
vs. Hartford
MGM Resorts Main Event Middleweight semifinal
W 72–65  2–3
Cox Pavilion 
Paradise, NV
Nov 21, 2018*
3:00 pm, BD Global
vs. Long Beach State
MGM Resorts Main Event Middleweight championship
W 87–72  3–3
Cox Pavilion 
Paradise, NV
Nov 24, 2018*
4:00 pm, WAC DN
North Dakota W 74–68  4–3
UCCU Center (1,938)
Orem, UT
Nov 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, UVUtv
Western State Colorado W 82–59  5–3
UCCU Center (1,703)
Orem, UT
Dec 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, UVUtv
Denver
Summit League/WAC Challenge
W 98–75  6–3
UCCU Center (2,613)
Orem, UT
Dec 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, P12N
at Arizona L 69–80  6–4
McKale Center (13,724)
Tucson, AZ
Dec 8, 2018*
6:00 pm, KASW
at Northern Arizona W 98–78  7–4
Walkup Skydome (1,532)
Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 15, 2018*
7:00 pm, KJZZ
at Weber State W 75–63  8–4
Dee Events Center (7,021)
Ogden, UT
Dec 19, 2018*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Idaho State W 88–77  9–4
UCCU Center (1,994)
Orem, UT
Dec 22, 2018*
2:00 pm, WAC DN
Sam Houston State W 85–79  10–4
UCCU Center (1,920)
Orem, UT
Dec 29, 2018*
5:00 pm, MW Net
at Fresno State W 64–60  11–4
Save Mart Center (5,217)
Fresno, CA
WAC regular season
Jan 3, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN3
at Grand Canyon L 60–71  11–5
(0–1)
GCU Arena (7,205)
Phoenix, AZ
Jan 5, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cal State Bakersfield L 71–73  11–6
(0–2)
Icardo Center (2,677)
Bakersfield, CA
Jan 12, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Seattle W 88–78  12–6
(1–2)
UCCU Center (3,258)
Orem, UT
Jan 17, 2019
7:00 pm, UVUtv
Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 82–61  13–6
(2–2)
UCCU Center (1,907)
Orem, UT
Jan 19, 2019
7:00 pm, UVUtv
New Mexico State L 78–83  13–7
(2–3)
UCCU Center (4,521)
Orem, UT
Jan 24, 2019
5:00 pm, WAC DN
at UMKC W 75–67  14–7
(3–3)
Swinney Recreation Center (1,076)
Kansas City, MO
Jan 26, 2019
1:00 pm, WAC DN
at Chicago State W 74–60  15–7
(4–3)
Jones Convocation Center (400)
Chicago, IL
Jan 30, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
California Baptist W 79–62  16–7
(5–3)
UCCU Center (4,662)
Orem, UT
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
at New Mexico State L 77–84  16–8
(5–4)
Pan American Center (4,628)
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 16, 2019
6:00 pm, WAC DN
at Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 76–64  17–8
(6–4)
UTRGV Fieldhouse (1,123)
Edinburg, TX
Feb 21, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Chicago State W 103–71  18–8
(7–4)
UCCU Center (2,898)
Orem, UT
Feb 23, 2019
7:00 pm, WAC DN
UMKC W 79–67  19–8
(8–4)
UCCU Center (3,805)
Orem, UT
Feb 26, 2019
8:00 pm, WAC DN
at Seattle W 77–68  20–8
(9–4)
Redhawk Center (956)
Seattle, WA
Mar 2, 2019
8:00 pm, WAC DN
at California Baptist W 64–63  21–8
(10–4)
CBU Events Center (4,346)
Riverside, CA
Mar 7, 2019
7:00 pm, UVUtv
Grand Canyon W 82–70  22–8
(11–4)
UCCU Center (3,897)
Orem, UT
Mar 9, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Cal State Bakersfield W 76–61  23–8
(12–4)
UCCU Center (4,167)
Orem, UT
WAC Tournament
Mar 14, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
(2) vs. (7) UMKC
Quarterfinals
W 71–64  24–8
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Mar 15, 2019
9:30 pm, ESPN+
(2) vs. (3) Grand Canyon
Semifinals
L 74–78  24–9
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
College Basketball Invitational
Mar 19, 2019*
7:00 pm, WAC DN
Cal State Northridge
First round
W 86–82  25–9
UCCU Center (375)
Orem, UT
Mar 25, 2019*
7:00 pm, Bullvision
at South Florida
Quarterfinals
L 57–66  25–10
Yuengling Center (1,679)
Tampa, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time.

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018-19 Men's Basketball Roster". Utah Valley Wolverines. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's basketball releases 2018–19 schedule". Utah Valley Wolverines. October 2, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.