UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts NAU Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Saturday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (4-7) hosts Northern Arizona (4-2) at the UCCU Center in a non-conference tilt.The Wolverines are coached by first-year head coach Mark Madsen (.364) who is having his struggles.UVU scores 70.2 points per game, ranking the Wolverines 227th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard TJ Washington (15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds per game), junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, a team-best 10 rebounds per game) redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (11.9 points per game) and redshirt junior guard/forward Casdon Jardine (11.2 points per game) all score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.Turkish national, redshirt junior guard Cavit Ege Havsa leads UVU with 3.1 assists per game and junior guard Jamison Overton leads the squad in total steals (12).Defensively, the Wolverines surrender 70.3 points per game, ranking UVU 207th nationally.Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has a team-best 33 blocked shots on the season, tying him for sixth nationally with USC’s Onyeka Okongwu.Olojakpoke is tied for 12th nationally in blocked shots per game (3) with Connecticut’s Akok Akok, Luke Knapke of Toledo, Danny Pippen of Kent State and Michael Hughes of Duquesne.The Wolverines are tied for second nationally with DePaul with 67 blocked shots.The Lumberjacks are coached by Shane Burcar who is 4-2 (.667) in his first season as a Division I men’s basketball coach.Northern Arizona scores 77.5 points per game, tying them for 77th nationally with BYU in scoring offense.Sophomore guard Cameron Shelton (14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds per game, a team-best 8 steals)and redshirt sophomore guard Luke Avdalovic (13.3 points per game) are the only Lumberjacks to score in double figures on average this season.Senior forward Brooks DeBisschop leads the Lumberjacks in rebounds (8.7 per game), assists (22) and blocked shots (6),  showcasing his versatility.Northern Arizona gives up 66.8 points per game, ranking the Lumberjacks 142nd nationally in scoring defense.The Wolverines lead the Lumberjacks 2-1 all-time. December 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts NAU Saturday Written by Tags: NAU Basketball/UVU Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more