Houston Baptist (12-16) Faces Utah Valley University (14-17) in Great West Tournament

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Great West Conference Tourney



1ST2ND 2OT TOTAL
  UVU 27 28 19 74
  Houston Baptist 27 28 21 76
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 06:00 PM CDT

Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL

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Houston Baptist meets Utah Valley University in the first round of the Great West Tournament at Jones Convocation Center on Thursday. It takes place at 6 p.m. EST. The Huskies beat the Wolverines 73-63 on Feb. 23 and are 3-7 against them over the last four years.

The Huskies were defeated by Chicago State 71-58 on Mar. 9 despite 14 points and 10 rebounds from Art Bernardi. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 14.5 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game. For the Wolverines, Ben Aird put up 16 points and 13 rebounds in the 73-58 loss to Cal State Bakersfield on Mar. 9. He contributes a team-leading 15.0 points per game, 9.0 rebounds per game, and 1.9 blocks per game. One category in which Utah Valley University is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 18.1, ranking first in their conference (and 73rd nationally).

StatSmack! Houston Baptist is better than Utah Valley University
  • Houston Baptist attacks the glass, with more rebounds (36.6 per game vs. 33.0 per game) than Utah Valley University this season.
  • Art Bernardi is ranked 5th in the Great West in points, 3rd in the Great West in rebounds, 9th in the Great West in steals, and 7th in the Great West in blocks.
  • Houston Baptist players are more experienced than Utah Valley University players (12,184 minutes played vs. 11,745 minutes played).
  • Dauson Womack is ranked 6th in the Great West in rebounds.
UVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Aird 33 15 9 1 1 2 1
C Nick Thompson 32 9 8 4 1 0 3
C Holton Hunsaker 0 13 2 3 1 0 2
C Alfonzo Hubbard 29 12 5 2 1 0 2
C- Jason Johnson 28 9 3 2 1 0 1
D Antoine Hosley 18 6 1 1 1 0 1
D- Zach Jones 13 4 2 1 0 0 0
F Taylor Brown 16 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Keawe Enos 13 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Will Sinclair 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Justin Johnson 22 7 4 4 1 0 1
HBU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Art Bernardi 29 14 7 1 1 1 3
C- Marcus Davis 26 8 5 2 2 0 3
C- Tyler Russell 27 11 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Dauson Womack 20 5 5 1 1 0 1
D+ Marcel Smith 26 6 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Caleb Crayton 23 7 4 1 1 0 2
D Rob Lewis 19 7 2 2 1 0 3
D Jonathan Evans 14 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Anthony Hill 22 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Cody Joyce 15 4 2 0 0 0 1
D James Harper 14 5 2 1 1 0 1
D- Spenser Gales 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
F Lamar Thomas 9 1 2 0 0 1 0
F Dewayne Bowden 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Mike Turner 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

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