UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Kentucky

first_imgNovember 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Kentucky Brad James Written by Tags: Kentucky basketball/UVU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLEXINGTON, Ky.-Monday evening, Utah Valley men’s basketball (3-1) returns to action during the BBN Showcase against Kentucky (2-1) at Rupp Arena.The Wolverines have impressed under new head coach Mark Madsen and lead the nation in blocks with 34.Junior guard Jamison Overton leads the Wolverines with 6 blocks on the season.The Wolverines are tied for 147th nationally with Wagner (75.3 points per game) in scoring offense.Redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (17 points) leads the Wolverines while junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, 10 rebounds per game) and senior guard TJ Washington (13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) have also been solid. Washington also leads the Wolverines in assists, averaging 3 per game.The Wolverines are tied for 116th nationally in scoring defense (63.5 points per game) with Texas Christian, Yale and Morgan State.Kentucky is playing its first game since suffering a 67-64 loss to Evansville at Rupp Arena.The Wildcats average 75.8 points per game, tying them for 141st nationally with Butler.Head coach John Calipari, in his 11th season at Kentucky, is 307-72 (.810) at Lexington.Sophomore forward PJ Washington (15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds) leads the Wildcats on the season.Defensively, Kentucky ranks 136th nationally in scoring defense (64.7 points per game).The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Wolverines 1-0.last_img

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