UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts New Mexico State Thursday

first_imgJanuary 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts New Mexico State Thursday Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball (7-11, 1-2 in WAC play) hosts New Mexico State (12-6, 3-0 in WAC play) as the conference season continues for both squads at the UCCU Center.The Wolverines are coached by first-year head coach Mark Madsen (7-11, .636) who seeks to rebuild the program after things were left relatively barren with Mark Pope’s departure to nearby BYU.UVU scores 70.3 points per game, tying the Wolverines for 216th nationally in scoring offense with Radford.Junior guard Isaiah White leads UVU in both scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (8.5 boards per game).Redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (13.1 points per game, tied for a team-best 17 steals with junior guard Jamison Overton), senior guard TJ Washington (12.9 points per game, a team-best 52 assists) and redshirt junior guard/forward Casdon Jardine (12.9 points per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Wolverines.Senior forward Emmanuel Olojakpoke leads UVU with 49 blocked shots on the season, ranking him 10th nationally. Olojakpoke’s 2.72 blocked shots per game rank him 19th nationally. By virtue of his excellence, the Wolverines rank 9th nationally in blocked shots (100) and 18th in blocked shots per game (5.6).UVU surrenders 70.9 points per game, ranking the Wolverines 224th nationally in scoring defense.The Aggies are coached by Chris Jans who is 70-17 (.805) in his third season a the helm at Las Cruces, N.M.New Mexico State scores 71.4 points per game, ranking the Aggies 189th nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Trevelin Queen leads New Mexico State in scoring (14.8 points per game), rebounding (5.7 boards per game) assists (54) and steals (34).Redshirt sophomore guard Jabari Rice (12.4 points per game) also scores in double figures on-average for the Aggies.Redshirt junior forward Johnny McCants leads New Mexico State with 9 blocked shots on the season.New Mexico State surrenders 60.6 points per game, ranking the Aggies 22nd nationally in scoring defense.The Aggies lead the Wolverines 9-3 all-time and 4-2 at Orem. Tags: NMSU basketball/UVU Basketballlast_img