UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Sam Houston State Saturday

UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Sam Houston State Saturday

OREM, Utah-Saturday, Utah Valley men’s basketball, currently tied for the 4th longest home-winning streak in the country with 19 games, hosts Sam Houston State Saturday.

The 9-4 Wolverines will be meeting the Bearkats, who represent the Southland Conference, for only the second time in history.

Utah Valley bested Sam Houston State 75-64 at Huntsville, Texas December 22, 2017.

The Wolverines have won eight of their last nine games and rank 19th nationally with 490 total rebounds.

Utah Valley is also 33rd in the nation in both defensive rebounds per game (28.92) and total assists (192).

The Wolverines rank 37th nationally in made 3-point field goals (109) and are 50th in field goal percentage, at 48.2 percent.

Jake Toolson remains the Wolverines’ leading scorer, averaging 15.7 points per game and is shooting 56.2 percent from the field. Conner Toolson is close behind, posting 14.3 points per contest. Conner Toolson is also shooting 48.1 percent behind the arc on the season.

The Wolverines score 77.9 points per game and only give up 72.3 points per contest.

The Bearkats come into Orem at 4-7 but have played lots of close games as they give up 70 points per game and score 69.9 points per contest.

Sam Houston State is led by redshirt senior guard Cameron Delaney who posts 11.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.