2016–17 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team

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2016–17 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball
Wolverines wordmark.png
CBI, Semifinals
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2016–17 record17–17 (6–8 WAC)
Head coachMark Pope (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaUCCU Center
Seasons
2016–17 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Cal State Bakersfield 12 2   .857     25 10   .714
New Mexico State 11 3   .786     28 6   .824
Grand Canyon* 11 3   .786     22 9   .710
UMKC 8 6   .571     18 17   .514
Utah Valley 6 8   .429     17 17   .500
Seattle 5 9   .357     13 17   .433
UT Rio Grande Valley 2 12   .143     10 22   .313
Chicago State 1 13   .071     6 26   .188
* Ineligible for postseason during transition to Division I.
2017 WAC Tournament winner

The 2016–17 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team represented Utah Valley University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Wolverines, led by second-year head coach Mark Pope, played their home games at the UCCU Center in Orem, Utah as members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 17–17, 6–8 in WAC play to finish in fifth place. They defeated Seattle in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament[1] before losing in the semifinals to Cal State Bakersfield.[2] They received an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Georgia Southern[3] and Rice[4] before losing in the semifinals to Wyoming.[5]

Previous season[edit]

The Wolverines finished the 2015–16 season 12–18, 6–8 in WAC play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament to UMKC.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marcel Davis 0 G 6'2" 180 Senior American Fork, UT Graduated
Hayes Garrity 1 G 6'1" 185 RS Junior Beaverton, OR Graduate transferred to Idaho State
Jaden Jackson 2 G 6'2" 185 Senior Salt Lake City, UT Graduated
Darrious Hamilton 4 F 6'9" 245 Senior San Antonio, TX Graduated
Jordan Poydras 10 G 6'3" 185 Senior Los Angeles, CA Graduated
Konner Frey 11 G 6'5" 210 Junior Bountiful, UT Walk-on; graduate transferred to Montana State
Cory Cardwell 14 G 6'2" 180 Senior Riverton, UT Graduated
Josh Pollard 15 G 6'5" 200 Sophomore Orem, UT Walk-on; didn't return
Alex Carr 24 G 6'3" 200 Senior Birmingham, AL Graduated
Tyler Ott 25 G 6'5" 200 Sophomore St. George, UT Walk-on; left the team due to personal reasons
Dayon Goodman 33 F 6'7" 220 Sophomore Salt Lake City, UT Transferred to Westminster

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Conner Toolson 10 G 6'3" 190 Sophomore Highland, UT Junior college transferred from Salt Lake CC
Kenneth Ogbe 25 G 6'6" 194 Senior Ehingen, Germany Transferred from Utah. Under NCAA transfer rules, Ogbe will have to sit out for the 2016–17 season. Will have one year of remaining eligibility.
Jake Toolson G 6'5" 205 Junior Gilbert, AZ Transferred from BYU. Under NCAA transfer rules, Toolson will have to sit out for the 2016–17 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

Recruiting class of 2016[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joonas Tahvanainen
SF
Helsinki, Finland HBA-Marsky 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 19, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jared Stutzman
SG
Idaho Falls, ID Bonneville High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 16, 2016.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Utah Valley Wolverines men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 3 Telly Davenport 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Bonneville Idaho Falls, ID
G 5 Hayden Scheneck 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Weber
Salt Lake CC
Eden, UT
G 11 Conner Toolson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Lone Peak
Salt Lake CC
Highland, UT
F 12 Joonas Tahvanainen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr HBA-Marksy Helsinki, Finland
G 13 Ivory Young 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Strake Jesuit
Navarro College
Houston, TX
F 21 Zach Nelson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Yuba City Yuba City, CA
C 22 Isaac Neilson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Mission Viejo
BYU
Mission Viejo, CA
G 23 Brandon Randolph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Inglewood
Xavier
Inglewood, California
G 24 Jared Stutzman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Bonneville Idaho Falls, ID
G 25 Kenneth Ogbe (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Urspring Academy
Utah
Ehingen, Germany
C 42 Andrew Bastien 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Orange Lutheran
Irvine Valley College
Tustin, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Radio broadcasts and streams[edit]

All Wolverines games will air on KOVO, AKA ESPN 960 Sports. Games will be streamed online through ESPN 960's webpage as well as at Utah Valley's Stretch Internet feed.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/07/2016*
7:00 PM
Western State W 113–87 
UCCU Center (1,123)
Orem, UT
Non-conference regular season
11/11/2016*
8:00 PM, RTNW
at No. 14 Gonzaga L 69–92  0–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/16/2016*
7:00 PM
Idaho State W 82–72  1–1
UCCU Center (6,117)
Orem, UT
11/19/2016*
7:00 PM
Benedictine (Mesa) W 86–52  2–1
UCCU Center (1,140)
Orem, UT
11/23/2016*
7:00 PM
at Denver W 88–85  3–1
Magness Arena (1,377)
Denver, CO
11/26/2016*
7:00 PM, BYUtv
at BYU
Old Oquirrh Bucket
W 114–101  4–1
Marriott Center (16,003)
Provo, UT
11/30/2016*
8:00 PM, P12N
at Washington State L 76–83  4–2
Beasley Coliseum (2,314)
Pullman, WA
12/03/2016*
7:30 PM
UTSA W 75–71  5–2
UCCU Center (1,676)
Orem, UT
12/06/2016*
6:00 PM, P12N
at Utah
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 80–87  5–3
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,457)
Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/2016*
7:00 PM
Utah State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 79–80 OT 5–4
UCCU Center (6,792)
Orem, UT
12/17/2016*
7:00 PM, KJZZ
at Weber State
Old Oquirrh Bucket
L 85–93  5–5
Dee Events Center (8,212)
Ogden, UT
12/21/2016*
7:30 PM
at UTSA L 60–66  5–6
Covocation Center (753)
San Antonio, TX
12/23/2017*
7:00 PM
Montana Tech W 72–47  6–6
UCCU Center (1,014)
Orem, UT
12/28/2016*
8:00 PM
at UC Riverside W 73–64  7–6
The SRC (495)
Riverside, CA
12/31/2016*
3:00 PM
at UC Davis L 69–83  7–7
The Pavilion (787)
Davis, CA
01/02/2017*
7:00 PM
Antelope Valley W 102–62  8–7
UCCU Center (609)
Orem, UT
WAC regular season
01/07/2017
7:00 PM
at Grand Canyon L 72–82  8–8
(0–1)
GCU Arena (6,933)
Phoenix, AZ
01/12/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Chicago State L 61–70  8–9
(0–2)
UCCU Center (1,467)
Orem, UT
01/14/2017
7:00 PM
UMKC W 86–76  9–9
(1–2)
UCCU Center (1,823)
Orem, UT
01/21/2017
8:00 PM, ASN
at Cal State Bakersfield L 65–68  9–10
(1–3)
Icardo Center (3,497)
Bakersfield, CA
01/26/2017
7:00 PM
Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 92–81  10–10
(2–3)
UCCU Center (1,347)
Orem, UT
01/28/2017
7:00 PM
New Mexico State L 69–74  10–11
(2–4)
UCCU Center (6,246)
Orem, UT
02/04/2017
8:00 PM, ASN
at Seattle L 50–63  10–12
(2–5)
KeyArena (2,104)
Seattle, WA
02/09/2017
7:00 PM
at UMKC L 76–84  10–13
(2–6)
Municipal Auditorium (1,277)
Kansas City, MO
02/11/2017
1:05 PM
at Chicago State W 87–54  11–13
(3–6)
Jones Convention Center (973)
Chicago, IL
02/16/2017
7:00 PM
Cal State Bakersfield L 71–80  11–14
(3–7)
UCCU Center (1,255)
Orem, UT
02/18/2017
7:00 PM
Grand Canyon L 71–77  11–15
(3–8)
UCCU Center (3,265)
Orem, UT
02/23/2017
7:00 PM
at New Mexico State W 84–72  12–15
(4–8)
Pan American Center (4,151)
Las Cruces, NM
02/25/2017
6:00 PM
at Texas–Rio Grande Valley W 88–68  13–15
(5–8)
UTRGV Fieldhouse (1,465)
Edinburg, TX
03/04/2017
7:00 PM
Seattle W 61–54  14–15
(6–8)
UCCU Center (5,467)
Orem, UT
WAC Tournament
03/09/2017
3:00 PM
(4) vs. (5) Seattle
Quarterfinals
W 65–53  15–15
Orleans Arena (1,854)
Paradise, NV
03/10/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN3
(4) vs. (1) Cal State Bakersfield
Semifinals
L 80–81 4OT 15–16
Orleans Arena (2,190)
Paradise, NV
CBI
03/15/2017*
5:00 PM
at Georgia Southern
First Round
W 74–49  16–16
Hanner Fieldhouse (603)
Statesboro, GA
03/20/2017*
6:00 PM
at Rice
Quarterfinals
W 85–79  17–16
Tudor Fieldhouse (1,584)
Houston, TX
03/22/2017*
7:00 PM
at Wyoming
Semifinals
L 68–74  17–17
Arena-Auditorium (2,577)
Laramie, WY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Mountain Time Source[6].

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