Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Visits Mount St. Mary’s Tuesday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEMMITSBURG, Md.-Tuesday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (4-3) returns to the road for the fourth time in the past five games as they visit the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers (1-5) of the Northeast Conference.New head coach Mark Madsen (4-3, .571) has Utah Valley achieving highly on the national scene.The Wolverines continue to impress by leading the nation in blocked shots (45). Utah Valley ranks 12th nationally in blocks per game (6.4 swats per contest).Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke has posted 21 blocked shots on the season. This ties him for sixth nationally with Yale’s Jordan Bruner, Mouhamadou Gueye of Stony Brook and St. John’s Josh Roberts.The Wolverines score 73 points per game, tying them for 166th nationally in scoring offense with Florida Atlantic, Texas Christian and Northern Colorado.Senior guard TJ Washington (17 points, 6 rebounds per game) is Utah Valley’s leading scorer and the reigning WAC player of the week.Redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (14.6 points per game) and junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, a team-best 10 rebounds per game) also score in double figures on average for the Wolverines.Redshirt junior guard, Turkish national Cavit Ege Havsa leads the team in assists (22) and steals (8).Utah Valley surrenders 67.4 points per game, tying them for 153rd nationally in scoring defense with Ohio.In his second season coaching at Mount St. Mary’s, Dan Engelstad is 10-27 (.270) at the helm.The Mountaineers score 60.5 points per game, ranking them 331st nationally in scoring offense.Junior guard Jalen Gibbs (13 points per game) is Mount St. Mary’s leading scorer. Sophomore guard Vado Morse (12.2 points, a team-best 2.4 assists per game) is the Mountaineers’ only other double figure scorer on average. Morse’s 1.4 steals per game are also a team best.Redshirt sophomore forward Nana Opoku averages a team-best 4.5 rebounds per game on the glass for the Mountaineers.Mount St. Mary’s gives up 68.5 points per game, ranking them 178th nationally in scoring defense. They are tied for this distinction with New Hampshire.Sophomore forward, Nigerian national Chidozie Collin Nnamene averages one block per game for the Mountaineers to lead the squad.This is the first all-time meeting between the Wolverines and the Mountaineers. Brad James November 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Valley Men’s Basketball Visits Mount St. Mary’s Tuesday Tags: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers/UVU Men’s Basketball Written bylast_img read more