UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES

Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Advances To NIT Final Four

Mar 23, 2023, 6:25 AM | Updated: 9:29 am

SALT LAKE CITY – With a win over Cincinnati, the Utah Valley Wolverines are heading to the NIT final four.

The Wolverines downed the Bearcats with a score of 74-68.

Trey Woodbury and Justin Harmon each scored 17 points and Aziz Bandaogo recorded a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double.

UVU lead the game against Cincinnati for all but 30 seconds. The game was played at the UCCU Center in Orem.

“I’m so grateful for all the fans that came out to support us tonight,” said Utah Valley head coach Mark Madsen. “We have a phrase that we use in this program: Players make programs. We have a locker room full of great players, great people, and great students. Trey Woodbury is one of the all-time greats to come through UVU.”

Utah Valley shot 45.5 percent (25-55) from the field with a 29.4 percent (5-17) clip from long range. UVU held Cincinnati to a 34.2 percent (27-79) mark from the field and a 24.0 percent (6-25) clip from long range.

UVU On To Vegas

The Wolverines will now journey to Las Vegas for the final four played at The Orleans next week.

Mark Madsen’s team will take on UAB Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Madsen Talks To Hans & Scotty

Before UVU’s big win over the Bearcats, Madsen talked to Hans and Scotty on KSL Sports Zone. He talked about how the team needed time to decompress before the NIT.

“We took time to decompress. We just let the guys go for two days. We addressed it with us and then we moved on. We have all summer to talk about things we could have done differently. We just really focused on the next step, going to the NIT. Let’s come out and have phenomenal energy in the NIT.

Well, it looked like it worked. The Wolverines are on their way to Vegas to potentially play for a championship.

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