UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Arizona Thursday; Northern Arizona Saturday

UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Arizona Thursday; Northern Arizona Saturday

TUCSON, Ariz.-The Utah Valley University men’s basketball team takes a foray into the Grand Canyon State this week, battling the Arizona Wildcats Thursday at Tucson, Ariz. and the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Saturday at Flagstaff, Ariz.

Thursday’s game is only the second in history against the Wildcats for the Wolverines with Arizona prevailing 87-56 December 9, 2014 at the McKale Center in Tucson.

The Wildcats have currently won 51 straight non-conference home games with the Wolverines nursing a 2-8 record against the Pac-12 all-time.

The only victories against the Pac-12 Utah Valley has earned were a 75-71 win over Arizona State in 2005 and a 70-68 triumph at Corvallis, Ore. against Oregon State in 2010.

The Wolverines come into their game at Tucson with a record of 6-3 and they post 75.9 points per game and only give up 71.3 points per contest. Jake Toolson leads Utah Valley by averaging 15.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest.

The Wildcats come into this game at 6-2 and average 80.6 points per game, while only giving up 65.4 points per contest.

Arizona’s leading scorer is guard Brandon Randolph, who posts 17.1 points per contest. Center/forward Chase Jeter averages 7.9 rebounds to pace the Wildcats on the glass.