UTAH VALLEY WOLVERINES
Instant Replay: Utah Valley’s President Cheers On Wolverines With Pom-Poms
Mar 23, 2023, 9:24 AM | Updated: 9:28 am
SALT LAKE CITY – In the NIT Tournament quarterfinals, Utah Valley’s president Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez was seen cheering with pom-poms courtside.
The Wolverines pulled out a 6-point win over Cincinnati to advance to the NIT semifinals.
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Tuminez has been Utah Valley’s president since 2018. She is the first woman to be a full-time president at UVU.
Tuminez was cheering for a good reason. The game against Cincinnati was the Wolverines’ first-ever nationally televised game.
Utah Valley will face off against the University of Alabama Blazers in the NIT Final Four on Tuesday, March 28.
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Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Advances To NIT Final Four
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.
WOLVERINES HYPE IS REAL! @UVUmbb | #NIT2023 | #NITMBB
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— NITMBB (@NITMBB) March 23, 2023
“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.
Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.
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