Utah Valley University (14-17) and Houston Baptist (12-16) Face Off in Great West Tournament

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Great West Conference Tourney



1ST2ND 2OT TOTAL
  UVU 27 28 19 74
  Houston Baptist 27 28 21 76
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 05:00 PM MDT

Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL

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Utah Valley University squares off against Houston Baptist in the first round of the Great West Tournament at Jones Convocation Center on Thursday. The game gets underway at 6 p.m. EST. The Wolverines fell to the Huskies 73-63 on Feb. 23 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.

The Wolverines were defeated by Cal State Bakersfield 73-58 on Mar. 9 despite 20 points from Jason Johnson. He tallies 9.4 points per game and also adds 2.7 rebounds per game. For the Huskies, Rob Lewis put up 14 points and six rebounds in the 71-58 loss to Chicago State on Mar. 9. He is averaging 7.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

StatSmack! Utah Valley University is better than Houston Baptist
  • The Utah Valley University blocks leader (Ben Aird, 56 blocks) has more blocks than the Houston Baptist blocks leader (Art Bernardi, 21 blocks).
  • Utah Valley University is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Utah Valley University is 76.8 inches compared to 74.4 inches for Houston Baptist.
  • Ben Aird is ranked 3rd in the Great West in points, 1st in the Great West in rebounds, and 1st in the Great West in blocks.
  • Even computers respect Utah Valley University more. Utah Valley University has a better RPI this season than Houston Baptist (RPI: No. 299 vs. No. 321).
UVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Aird 33 15 9 1 1 2 1
C Nick Thompson 32 9 8 4 1 0 3
C Holton Hunsaker 0 13 2 3 1 0 2
C Alfonzo Hubbard 29 12 5 2 1 0 2
C- Jason Johnson 28 9 3 2 1 0 1
D Antoine Hosley 18 6 1 1 1 0 1
D- Zach Jones 13 4 2 1 0 0 0
F Taylor Brown 16 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Keawe Enos 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Will Sinclair 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Justin Johnson 22 7 4 4 1 0 1
HBU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Art Bernardi 29 14 7 1 1 1 3
C- Marcus Davis 26 8 5 2 2 0 3
C- Tyler Russell 27 11 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Dauson Womack 20 5 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcel Smith 26 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Caleb Crayton 23 7 4 1 1 0 2
D Rob Lewis 19 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Jonathan Evans 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Anthony Hill 22 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Cody Joyce 15 4 2 0 0 0 1
D James Harper 14 5 2 1 1 0 1
D- Spenser Gales 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
F Lamar Thomas 9 1 2 0 0 1 0
F Dewayne Bowden 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Mike Turner 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

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2013-2014 Roster

#34 Ben Aird Sr C 6-9 210
#32 Taylor Brown Sr G 6-5 180
#15 Mitch Bruneel Jr F 6-5 200
#11 Cory Cardwell So G 6-2 190
#3 Keawe Enos Sr G 6-1 190
#20 Brenden Evans Jr F 6-5 200
#2 Hayes Garrity So G 6-1 180
#12 Holton Hunsaker Sr G 6-0 175
#21 Zach Nelson Fr F 6-7 215
#44 Eli Robison Fr F 6-5 195
#22 Chad Ross Jr F 6-7 220
#33 Marquis Salmon Fr F 6-7 215