Oct. 30, 2012
OREM, Utah - The Utah Valley University men's basketball team made its 2012-13 debut on Tuesday at the annual Meet the Team Night at the UCCU Center.
"I’d like to thank all the fans that came out to support the team," said 11th-year head coach Dick Hunsaker. “It’s great to get out in a game-type atmosphere, especially for the newcomers, and I felt like we achieved that. I was pleased with how hard and selfless the kids played.”
The Wolverines return two starters from last season’s 20-win squad, Ben Aird and Holton Hunsaker. Both juniors were Great West All-Conference selections as sophomores. Seniors Alfonzo Hubbard and Zach Jones also return along with newcomer and senior Nick Thompson. Hubbard was the league’s Sixth Man of the Year as a junior.
Utah Valley notched its second straight Great West championship in 2011-12 and received an at-large bid in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
The Wolverines open with three straight road contests starting with IUPUI on Nov. 9. They’ll also travel to North Carolina A&T before a Pac-12 contest at Washington State, also the opener to the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. The home opener will be Nov. 17 against Arizona Christian.