Utah Valley Basketball Game Against Seattle Canceled Due To COVID-19

Jan 16, 2021, 4:37 PM
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Utah Valley forward Fardaws Aimaq (Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics)
(Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Valley basketball announced that their game against Seattle University has been canceled due to COVID-19 related issues.

The game between Utah Valley and Seattle was canceled due to COVID-19 related issues with SU’s program. The contest was scheduled to be played on Saturday, January 16 at 7 p.m. MST in Seattle.

Utah Valley released the following statement on Saturday afternoon.

“The game is not currently set to be made up but could be if the two teams find themselves with a common off date in the future. Conference standings and seeding for the 2021 Hercules Tires WAC Basketball Tournament will be based on a formula that takes into account both winning percentage and the percentage of games played.”

The two teams played on Friday night in Seattle and the Wolverines pulled out a 93-92 overtime win. Utah Valley guard Trey Woodbury connected on a three-pointer in the final seconds of overtime to give Utah Valley a one-point win over Seattle.

With five seconds to go in the extra period, UVU guard Blaze Nield assisted Woodbury, who buried a triple to give the Wolverines a one-point lead. Seattle’s Aaron Nettles missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Utah Valley outscored Seattle in overtime, 13-12. Woodbury finished the game with 20 points on 8-12 field goals. Fardaws Aimaq led Utah Valley with a game-high 29 points and 14 rebounds.

It’s the first WAC game that has been canceled for Utah Valley and it’s the fifth game overall. This doesn’t count the two game series at Chicago State in February since they canceled the rest of their season just before conference play started.

The Wolverines will now head back to Orem and prepare for a two-game series against Tarleton State at the UCCU Center on Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. Both games will tip-off at 6 p.m. MST and will be streamed on the KSL TV app.

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